FINCAD At The Forefront Of Valuation And Risk Analytics

Feb 20 2015 | 8:23am ET

Before computer models and risk analytics programs were the norm at financial firms, FINCAD was leading way with its innovative software systems. Today, the well-established firm isn't resting on its laurels, it is innovating and creating new models and systems for the modern trader.

Company: FINCAD
Location: Vancouver, New York, London, Dublin, Beijing
Year formed: 1990
No. of Employees: 127
Stage: In revenue
Sector: Institutional Investment, Risk Management, Valuation and Risk Analytics

Pitch: FINCAD provides pricing, valuation and risk analytics helping asset managers, banks, hedge funds and insurers optimize trading, manage risk and comply with regulations.

Tell us a bit about your company and what it does?

We are the leading provider of advanced analytics for pricing, valuation and risk. Our powerful, flexible, and high-performance solutions help over 1,000 global organizations enhance investment returns, manage risk, reduce costs, comply with regulations, and provide confidence to their investors and shareholders. Our comprehensive analytics cover all instruments and asset classes, including exotics and hybrids, and our platform can be customized to specific client workflows.  Our clients include leading institutional asset managers, hedge funds, insurers, banks, corporations, auditors, and governments.

An established leader and innovator with more than 20 years of experience, we are a trusted partner to our clients, providing deep market understanding, a client-centered business approach, and unmatched quantitative expertise.

What is your revenue model? How will the company make money?

We make money by building valuation and risk analytics that help our clients create competitive advantage through cost savings and enhanced investment returns. Reduced reliance on expensive quant resources, optimal deployment of capital, and ongoing support from our quantitative, industry, and software engineering expertise minimize the cost of business for our clients. Rapid, accurate and transparent valuation and risk analytics across organizational silos expose trading opportunities, validate trade pricing with industry-standard models, and ensure aggregated enterprise-wide risk is known.

Who is your target market? How big is the opportunity?

Our pool of over 1,000 clients are the leading global asset managers, banks, hedge funds, and insurance companies, but there are still many firms around the world that can improve the ways in which they manage risk and make decisions in the front and middle office. We see strong demand across the board, but particularly in Asia as the market deregulates.

Why are you and your team capable of succeeding?

Our team is already successful. With leading quantitative, software engineering, and industry experts, our global footprint is expanding. Response to our new enterprise valuation and risk platform, F3 Platform, has been phenomenal from both new and existing clients. Core to the way we do business is our focus on our clients. We partner with our clients to ensure their success with our solutions from initial implementation, to ongoing consulting, training, and support from Professional Services.

What is your company’s next target/milestone?

We are continuing to focus on delivering competitive advantage to the global financial community.

Can you tell us one unusual fact about your company?

[Originally, the name of the company was] FinancialCAD. Shortened now to FINCAD, FinancialCAD stands for Computer Aided Design for Finance. What hasn’t changed? Our vision and commitment to build trusted, transparent, and effective financial markets.

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