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The Derivitec Risk Portal is Live

The Derivitec Risk Portal, a web based portfolio and risk management system for derivatives, is now live. The Derivitec Risk Portal has been designed to allow users to register, log in and start running risk on their derivatives portfolios in a matter of minutes. In this first version we provide the following functionality: Portfolio creation and management Position import from Excel Position browsing Trade booking Risk report generation, for both today’s data …Read More

Randeep Grewal joins Derivitec as an advisor

Derivitec is delighted to announce the addition of Randeep Grewal to its advisory board. Randeep read Medicine and also Computer Science at university. After training for 8 years as a vascular surgeon he joined a major hedge fund where he worked as an analyst covering healthcare and TMT stocks and also a number of startup / early stage investments. He also managed a number of portfolios. After 11 years he then …Read More

FinTech Start-up Storm

FinTech Start-up Storm at Google Campus: can opposites attract? By Haggerston Times  Wednesday, June 25, 2014 Is there a certain inevitability about the fact that London’s longed for big investments in early stage companies is coming at last, not from multinationals acquiring ingenious apps hatched and built in the garden sheds of reclusive coding geniuses, but from an all too familiar, and not entirely trusted source; the banking industry? Figures released by …Read More

Eight of the hottest fintech start-ups in London

London is at the epicentre of a boom in technology firms that will create an additional 46,000 jobs over the next ten years. FinTech companies in Shoreditch’s ‘Silicon Roundabout’ and Level 39 in Canary Wharf are fast becoming the places to work for financial technologists. Techies who would have previously been happy to draw a salary from large investment banks are increasingly embracing entrepreneurialism, vying for the attention of firms by …Read More

Switching from banking to fintech

Making the switch from banking to fintech By the summer of 2010, Kunal Nandwani could reasonably claim that he had weathered the worst of the banking crisis and come out He was working for Lehman Brothers in London when the bank collapsed, and he moved to Nomura when the Japanese investment bank took over parts of Lehman’s European operations. Less than two years later, he was a vice-president in Nomura’s …Read More

Start your engines!

Start your engines! Life as a fintech startup in the 21st century. The biggest challenges facing a new startup are actually the biggest challenges facing any business, time and money. In the case of a startup however, these issues become life or death within the first two years. When you start a business, the chances are that you start with a completely blank slate. This is of course one of …Read More

Fintech Focus: Derivitec

Derivitec: Pay-as-you-go equity derivatives analytics Derivitec is a London-based financial technology start-up that was founded in 2011 by George Kaye, a quantitative analyst with over a decade of experience in equity derivatives at Credit Suisse, Goldman Sachs and UBS. Kaye (centre), who holds a PhD in theoretical physics from the University of Cambridge, is Derivitec’s chief executive. He works with Marc Tuckmantel (left), head of equities product development, and Mattias …Read More

Interview with George Kaye

We recently had the opportunity to lay out our vision for Derivitec and its cloud offering in a short interview with the FinTech recruitment agency Harrington Starr. In particular, we focus on our move from desktop to web based applications, with all the benefits that brings to both Derivitec and our clients. As we say, “Above all, we’re here to make our clients’ lives easier”. Enjoy! From Harrington Starr Insight …Read More