FRANKFURT, Germany and LONDON, April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Value & Risk (V&R) announced today the launch of ValPoint, a joint service with Thomson Reuters, offering customers a valuations service to meet the AIFMD needs of buy-side customers operating in Europe. The ValPoint Service provides customers with a one-stop-shop service for their pricing needs covering all asset-classes and complexity levels as well as individual process and documentation, including the necessary transparency and reporting requirements.
ValPoint provides full, independent and transparent pricing and valuation solutions for AIFMD while providing customers with the entire process of liquidity scoring, price selection, fair value hierarchy as well as validation and documentation of the entire client portfolios in accordance with AIFMD requirements.
Gil Bender, CEO of V&R said: "Our combined solution, ValPoint Service, reduces the complexity of the valuation process for our customers significantly and helps them focus on their core business. In principle, all a customer needs to do is send us a file containing the list of assets, agree with us on the process and the pricing policy. We would then collect all the available prices on the market, clean them and select the most appropriate to be used according to the pricing policy. In addition, our service builds liquidity scores for each instrument, calculates model prices for all instruments and uses high-end financial engineering methods to validate the results. Clients will receive the results in form of daily reports, individually fitted to their needs, covering 100% of their portfolio. On top we are compliant with ISAE 3402 Type II process (audited regularly), which ensures that all our processes are in line with the highest current quality standards."
"Thomson Reuters is delighted to extend our relationship with Value & Risk to address the regulatory obligations associated with AIFMD legislation," said Stuart Martin, global head of Asset Servicing, Thomson Reuters. "With our leading evaluated pricing & reference data solutions powering ValPoint, customers now have the ability to reconcile pricing information across multiple sources and counterparties, apply sophisticated methodologies to incorporate data quality, liquidity and reliability logic into the modeling and benefit from robust quality control standards through ISAE 3402 certification."
Thomson Reuters Pricing Service is a global offering that covers over 2.5 million fixed income securities, derivatives and loans, priced daily, including: collateralized loan obligations (CLOs), collateralized debt obligations (CDOs), asset-backed securities (ABS), commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), credit default swaps (CDS), Corporates, US Municipals, and more. Prices are delivered throughout the day or at market closing times around the world depending on the asset class, with supporting commentary to provide insight on the day's events. You can find more information on Thomson Reuters Pricing Service here: http://prdcommunity.com/index.php/solutions/valuation-services.
About Value & Risk
Founded in 1996, Value & Risk is one of Europe's leading valuation vendors, providing high-quality services to many of the largest and most well-known European and international financial institutions. Our expertise includes an almost full coverage of any asset class and complexity level as well as the highest service, reportings, transparency, quality assurance and audit-security standards available on the market today. Visit us on http://www.valuerisk.com
Meike Schneider | Key Account Manager
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