Riskdata, the risk management technology solution provider for investment managers, has appointed Brad Goz to head its London office.
Goz has over 20 years experience in financial services and joins Riskdata from Standard & Poor's where he helped launch the Risk Solutions division. Prior to this Goz was Senior VP at Citibank in New York and London, where he managed the I/B/E/S global financial forecasting team and later directed sales and marketing for Quantec Risk Management in London.
Olivier Le Marois, CEO of Riskdata, said: "We are very happy to have someone of Brad's experience on board to spearhead our continued growth in the UK, as London is a very important market for Riskdata. We have built strong relationships with London-based hedge fund and fund of fund managers and will be replicating in London the strong success we already have on the continent."
Riskdata clients using its risk transparency solutions now have assets under management totalling over EUR 100 billion. Most recently it launched its new risk management solution for alternative investments, HEDGiX. This interactive technology is a "all-in-one" solution which addresses both in-house risk management and enables the building of appropriate direct dialogue with investors. Unlike traditional ASP solutions, the fund manager does not need to transfer its positions to Riskdata central servers.
Background Note: Riskdata's team includes investment practitioners, risk management experts and IT specialists. Its aim is to offer to all money managers easy, interactive and intuitive access to a powerful unified risk framework. It is supported by leading academics such as Professor Robert Mundell, a past winner of the Nobel Prize for Economics.
It offers a daily updated view on all market classes: equities, bonds, listed and OTC derivatives. As an interactive system, rather than classic ASP model, there is no exporting of clients' positions while deployment is quick and simple.
Riskdata offers a comprehensive suite of solutions for Investment Management, adapted to all investment styles: E.g. Fund of Funds, Long Short Equity, Fixed Income Arbitrage, Convertible and Volatility Arbitrage as well as equity and fixed income mutual funds.
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