Nordea Bank, a leading Nordic financial services group, has selected SunGard’s Adaptiv Analytics to help enhance its measurement and management of counterparty credit exposure in its capital markets products. The solution, which provides a framework for distributing complex portfolio-level risk calculations across a grid of servers, will help Nordea to calculate a more risk-sensitive credit change metric and thereby help it to make better informed trading decisions.
Counterparty credit risk is an area of intense focus for many financial institutions. Measuring and managing it accurately can involve billions of complex trade valuations and thousands of simulations. Adaptiv Analytics will be distributed across Nordea’s server grid, meaning it will be able to scale according to the growing calculation requirements. It will help to manage an increasingly large workload and will accommodate the addition of new products into the simulation as required.
Peter Lunding, business chief information officer, Capital Markets Products at Nordea, said: “We selected Adaptiv Analytics because we required a calculation engine that is capable of performing under highly volatile conditions, where performance and reliability are key. We have a good and long relationship with SunGard and are pleased with the level of support SunGard has provided during implementation. ”
Juerg Hunziker, president of SunGard’s Adaptiv business unit, said, “The current financial climate has made it more important than ever for our customers to be able to rely on proven, robust risk management systems. With Adaptiv Analytics, our aim was to help remove many of the headaches involved in running complex credit exposure calculations, and to provide Nordea with real transparency in the fastest time possible."