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Wolters Kluwer Wins Waters Technology Award for Market Risk


Wolters Kluwer’s Finance Risk & Reporting (FRR) business is the Best Market Risk Solution Provider, according to Waters Technology, the 35-year-old journal of record for the financial technology industry.

The award was part of the annual Waters TechnologyRankings, a survey which “should be considered a reflection of how financial technology professionals view their peers in terms of overall quality of service,” according to the magazine’s editors.

“Wolters Kluwer scored the title thanks to OneSumX Market Risk,” Waters Technology wrote in its justification for the award. “The solution helps clients to optimize their business, balance sheets and funding endeavors. It offers advanced risk metrics, a centralized data architecture and product modeling that enables product valuation, cash-flow generation and contract forecasting.”

Wolters Kluwer FRR’s OneSumX Market Risk solutionprovides an integrated view of profit and loss and risks on balance sheet. Based on a centralized data structure specifically designed for financial institutions, the OneSumX Market Risk solution offers all modern risk analytics and techniques, from basic sensitivity and gap analysis, through more advanced Value at Risk (VaR) techniques and into simultaneous dynamic simulation of credit and market risk, based on Monte Carlo modeling.

“Over the last year, Wolters Kluwer introduced improved in-memory processing and data virtualization to its offering, as well as advanced risk-factor modeling and market analytics,” Waters Technology added in its award write up. “The firm also added enhanced instrument coverage along all verticals, such as liquidity, income, exposure and value, and embedded and exotic options.”

Rajat Somany, London-based Vice President of Global Product and Platform Management for Wolters Kluwer FRR, commented, “The silo-based approach for risk is becoming a hindrance. Future-proofed solutions should give an integrated view of profit-and-loss and risk on the balance sheet, both from a risk perspective and from a business unit perspective. With the Wolters Kluwer OneSumX Market Risk solution, we offer this kind of integrated platform to manage all of the risks on clients’ balance sheets. We are delighted to receive this independent recognition of our leading capabilities in the area and thank Waters Technology for the prestigious accolade.”

Wolters Kluwer FRR, which is part of the company’s Governance, Risk & Compliance division, is a global market leader in the provision of integrated regulatory compliance and reporting solutions. It supports regulated financial institutions in meeting their obligations to external regulators and their own board of directors.

Wolters Kluwer FRR receives frequent independent recognition of its excellence and innovation. Riskmagazine recently awarded the company its coveted Regulatory Reporting System of The Year Award for the second year running and Central Banking magazine has named OneSumX for Regulatory Reporting its Best Technology Solution For Regulatory Compliance. Wolters Kluwer FRR is also this year’s Category Winner for Regulatory Reporting in Chartis Research’s annual RiskTech100® report, which is a comprehensive study of the world’s leading risk and compliance technology companies. Notably, this is the seventh time in eight years that Wolters Kluwer FRR has achieved this honor. Chartis Research has also named Wolters Kluwer FRR a Category Leader in both its IFRS 9 Technology Solutions Report and CECL Report.

About Wolters Kluwer Governance, Risk & Compliance 
Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC) is a division of Wolters Kluwer, which provides legal and banking professionals with solutions to ensure compliance with ever-changing regulatory and legal obligations, manage risk, increase efficiency, stay competitive and produce better business outcomes. GRC offers a portfolio of technology-enabled expert services and solutions focused on legal entity compliance, legal operations management, banking product compliance, and banking regulatory compliance.

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. Wolters Kluwer reported 2018 annual revenues of €4.3 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide.

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