SunGard has placed as a top vendor in the ninth annual RiskTech100® rankings compiled by Chartis, a leading provider of research and analysis on global risk technology markets. Chartis’ RiskTech100® report recognizes technology vendors in areas such as functionality, core technology, market presence, organizational strength, customer satisfaction, and innovation. SunGard has ranked in the top five each year since the annual RiskTech100® report was created in 2005, and has placed first overall a total of four times.
Retaining third place overall, SunGard was ranked as the leader in market presence and posted high scores for functionality and core technology.
SunGard’s solutions for risk management cover pre- and post-trade risk management; integrated, enterprise-wide market, liquidity, credit and operational risk management; asset liability management; and trade surveillance. These solutions can be used across trading and clearing platforms and around multiple asset classes to help organizations better understand their exposure, improve the visibility and understanding of risk across the enterprise, and comply with regulations globally. SunGard’s customers include banks, broker-dealers, securities firms, clearinghouses, hedge funds, pension funds, asset managers, energy and commodity trading firms, insurance companies, corporations and government entities of varying sizes, geographical locations and organizational complexities.
“Over the last twelve months, integrated risk management has emerged as a central theme for many of the companies we’ve spoken to, with leading financial and nonfinancial firms looking to combine their risk and compliance capabilities across multiple risk classes. Often the motivation is to reduce cost and/or complexity – ‘risk and compliance simplification’ is a common term that we hear from CROs – but the ultimate benefit is better risk management. Consistent taxonomies, methodologies and systems drive better decision-making and better alignment to board-level risk appetite.” – Peyman Mestchian, managing partner, Chartis Research
“The rigors of continued stress testing by national regulators, imposition of tighter capital adequacy rules, and looming collateralization requirements for uncleared derivatives will mean a renewed focus for firms of all sizes on reporting data quality and risk alignment. Capturing risk at inception and reporting at a higher frequency across risk types are driving the need for increased data quality, analytical processes, and integration across risk silos.” – Craig Costigan, president, risk and compliance, SunGard