The Clifton Group Selects F3 SDK

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New Analytics Platform to be Implemented in Pricing and Valuation System

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F3 SDK not only allows our clients to quickly create new products to respond to market developments, but also outputs the most comprehensive risk reports so customers get the information they need to better manage their risk

FINCAD, a leading global provider of financial analytics, and The Clifton Group, a SEC registered investment advisory firm, announced today that Clifton has selected the F3 SDK analytics platform to expand their existing enterprise-wide derivatives pricing and valuation system.

“Staying competitive in the investment advisory business means being able to react to valuation and pricing needs of our clients,” said Vladimir Gomelsky, Chief Technical Officer, Clifton. “So we need a flexible solution that can price virtually any financial instrument, whether it exists today or in the future.”

“The flexibility of object-oriented architecture allows us to generically define and customize everything from the instruments, models, payoff schedules, and date conventions,” said Gomelsky. “From a development perspective this will speed up our time-to-market substantially since we need only do this once and that’s it. If we need to value a new instrument to support one of our clients we will be able to do so with just a configuration change in most cases.”

"F3 SDK not only allows our clients to quickly create new products to respond to market developments, but also outputs the most comprehensive risk reports so customers get the information they need to better manage their risk," said Bob Park, President and CEO, FINCAD.

Users at Clifton participated in the 5-day F3 SDK product training included with the subscription to the software. “The training gave us confidence that we can rely on FINCAD for support especially when we get into more complex instruments,” said Gomelsky.

Please visit http://www.fincad.com/f3-sdk for more information on F3 SDK.

About FINCAD
Founded in 1990, FINCAD provides software and services supporting the valuation and risk management of cross-asset class derivatives and fixed income securities to banks, corporate treasuries, asset management firms, auditors, and governments. FINCAD is the industry standard for financial analytics used by more than 4,000 organizations in over 80 countries. Over 70 FINCAD Alliance Partners embed FINCAD analytics within their solutions. FINCAD provides sales and client services from Dublin, Ireland and Vancouver, Canada.

About Clifton Group
The Clifton Group is a registered investment advisor that has been delivering customized investment solutions to the institutional investment community for over 35 years. The firm specializes in helping investors improve portfolio returns, maximize efficiency, and control risk primarily through the use of derivatives-based strategies. Clifton serves an international client base comprised of over 130 leading endowments, foundations, pension plans, health service organizations, and family offices with $34 billion in assets under management.

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