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Independent Valuations of Structured Products from EDI

Posted by Jack Duval

Mar 6, 2013 1:36:00 AM

This blog post continues our expert analysis of complex investments and their regulation.

Here's an overdue idea: independent valuations of structured products.  Exchange Data International and Derivative Partners are teaming up to do just that.  (EDI) Here's the press release:

Exchange Data International (EDI), a well-established provider of Security Reference and Corporate Actions data, today announced its partnership with Derivative Partners, a leading provider of independent risk management and valuation services of structured products, to provide valuations for a wide range of structured products and complex derivative instruments.

The current service covers result sets combining various asset classes including equity, indices, FX and commodities, payoffs and pricing models.

Derivative Partners operates a scalable architecture for providing daily independent valuations, currently calculating over 200,000 instruments using an independent database and proprietary state-of-the-art valuation models. In combination with a flexible approach for integrating new payoffs and pricing models this allows to meet the intensified regulatory demands for transparency that clients are faced with.

Jonathan Bloch, CEO at EDI says: "We have noticed an increased demand from our clients for independent portfolio valuations and more especially for complex financial derivatives and structured products over the last years. We are very pleased to have partnered with Derivative Partners and provide our clients with a reliable and impartial valuation solution that will help them meet the transparency standards."

Andreas Kropf, Managing Director of Derivative Partners Research, adds: "We have been continuously developing and enhancing our coverage of complex derivative instruments. The partnership with EDI allows us to bring our valuation capabilities to a larger audience."  (Emphasis added.)

 See our previous coverage of structured products here, here, and here.
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Topics: Exchange Data International, valuation, complex products, investments, Structured Products, fixed income, Derivative Partners, regulation., Complexity

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