GlobalRisk and Interactive Data Collaborate to Support CFTC's Derivatives Oversight Operations

Offering will provide market regulator with real-time pricing and data to support greater transparency into risk exposures

Nov 19, 2015, 10:00 ET from Interactive Data Corporation

NEW YORK, Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive Data, a leading provider of low- latency technology and market data feed services and GlobalRisk, a developer of risk management software, have collaborated to deliver trading risk analysis and financial data to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  CFTC, the principal regulator in the U.S. for futures and options, issued a contract to obtain the additional tools to help assess and monitor the risk exposures for derivatives transactions in real time.

The agreement aligns with industry-wide initiatives directed at improving risk management analysis and standardization for OTC derivatives globally.  GlobalRisk's FirmRisk offering captures real-time or delayed equities, futures and options data from Interactive Data's Consolidated Feed and runs stress tests and analytics to help calculate intra-day risk exposure metrics. GlobalRisk has recently expanded its analysis capabilities to include interest rate and credit default swaps and 99 additional market scenarios that can be analyzed across all available products.

"Managing derivatives risk is a challenge and high-quality data and methodologies enable a better understanding of real-time risk exposures," said Emmanuel Doe, Managing Director and President, Real-time Feeds for Interactive Data.  "We believe our collaboration with GlobalRisk can assist the industry in its efforts to advance risk management through high-quality data and powerful analysis in support of strategic decision-making."

"When GlobalRisk was awarded this contract I knew that a project of this scope would require our best real-time risk management software paired with high-quality market data. We found our answer with Interactive Data," said Steven Probst, CEO and President of GlobalRisk.  "We are very pleased to have been chosen to assist the futures industry as it seeks to advance real-time risk management to new levels of real-time transparency," he added.

About Interactive Data
Interactive Data is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management.

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About GlobalRisk Corporation

GlobalRisk was launched in 1991 and within a year quickly became a leading provider of high performance derivatives and risk analysis technology for professional trading and brokerage firms around the world.  With more than 20 years of experience, GlobalRisk's options valuation and analytics have become a Derivatives Industry standard.  With headquarters in Chicago, GlobalRisk services customers throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific and provides analytics for futures, equities, indexes, exotic options and broad scope of OTC products including Interest Rate and Credit Default Swaps and Forex.

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SOURCE Interactive Data Corporation