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Head in the Cloud?

More funds are now looking at cloud based solutions for cost effective scaling of portfolio risk analytics.

Every year Valuation Risk practitioners require their pricing and analytics vendors to continue to improve quality, scale coverage and increase “transparency” – all while lowering costs. So shouldn’t we expect the use of cloud based solutions to be ubiquitous?

Cloud based software and computing offerings have become mainstream across many industries but many segments of the financial industry are still concerned about using cloud solutions. One area where user take-up is growing is across portfolio risk tools and analytic offerings for investment managers and portfolio operations.

As follow up to the analytics panel at the Valuation Risk Forum we spoke with Derivitec CEO, George Kaye about what the London based start-up, specializing in cloud-based solutions for portfolio risk analytics, is doing and what users should consider to feel more comfortable about using a cloud based solution.