Axioma, a software provider to the financial services industry, announced the launch of new interactive dashboards this Thursday. These should allow Axioma’s clients to gain greater insights into their risk management procedures.
“Axioma’s intuitive new dashboards expose risk insights trapped in analytics, spreadsheets, disparate databases and static PDF reports, to drive more informed investment decision-making,” said Ian Lumb, Managing Director and Head of Risk Solutions at Axioma, commenting on the launch of the new dashboards.
According to a statement released by Axioma, the new dashboards use risk and portfolio data from the firm’s cloud-hosted data warehouse. That, says the software provider, could reduce the time it takes firms to cleanse and aggregate data.
For instance, risk managers can start their day with a better understanding of their risk-return profile. Significantly, they can do this without having to run and merge reports or reconcile portfolios and data.
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Axioma – Using Dashboards for Risk Management
Perhaps the most important change to the dashboard features is the separation of the calculation and visualization engines. When one of Axioma’s lucky users brings up a visualization, all of their calculations can be complete and cached, enabling them to see immediately how their risk has changed over time.
“The highly customizable dashboards provide managers with clear daily risk action plans,” noted Lumb, “for understanding what happened, why it happened and how it has changed—both day-over-day and over longer periods of time.”
Alongside these visualization tools are a number of other features. Firms can, for example, set alerts and notifications to appear if a portfolio is not aligned with the target strategy. They can then make quick decisions whether to hedge or re-balance the portfolio
Axioma’s new dashboards also allow for flexible data comparisons. Portfolio managers can compare funds through visualization tools and compare the risk analytics between funds.