New York, NY (PRWEB) March 16, 2015
Imagine Software, the leading provider of real-time portfolio management, risk and regulatory solutions for financial firms worldwide, today announced a new partnership with S3 Partners. As a leading financial analytics and advisory firm, S3 Partners will provide Imagine’s clients with weekly updates signaling changes in global securities financing rates and borrow and loan trends.
S3’s Market Composite Rate (MCR) combined with Imagine’s analytics adds insight to Imagine’s implied market data. S3’s MCR indicators will also help Imagine’s clients make better borrowing and lending decisions while managing their portfolios and collateral.
“Through our partnership with S3, we are delighted to offer our clients summarized market data that can assist with a variety of investment decisions,” said Brendan Quinn, Director of Sales for Imagine Software.
Imagine’s portfolio and risk management tools are based on objective real-time risk data and analyses, delivering accurate and auditable financial information to managers, investors, and regulatory organizations. The firm was recently named “Best Real-Time Portfolio, Risk and Regulatory Solutions” firm by The Hedge Fund Journal and won "Best Risk Management Product" at the HFMWeek US Technology Awards.
S3 Partners’ SaaS platform and advisory services provide transparency on securities finance, prime brokerage and counterparty risk.
- S3’s Market Composite Rate is the most widely used benchmark in the asset management industry. It will enable Imagine clients to Recap U.S. and Non-U.S. activity so that a portfolio manager can easily see changes in the financing market and note acceleration in cost and borrow activity.
- The S3 Worldwide Borrow Activity by Sector list shows on a macro level where borrowing activity is increasing and declining in five regions: US/Canada, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong/China, Asia ex-Japan/Hong Kong/China and South America/Africa/Middle East across 70 industry sectors. Analysts and portfolio managers can gain insight into trends for short-side accumulation and covering.
Manny Santayana, S3’s Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Distribution, said, “Our eight-factor model is the industry standard for understanding true borrow cost and loan opportunity. Just aggregating data in this voice-driven, dark market without having input from an active service desk, results in inaccurate pricing, wasted time and frustration for the portfolio manager and traders. Imagine vetted our analytics and feel that it should be broadly distributed within their network. We are excited about the possibilities of working with Imagine.”
About Imagine Software
Imagine Software, founded in 1993, is a leading provider of real-time portfolio, risk management and regulatory solutions for the world's largest financial services firms. Imagine delivers the powerful technology and real-time risk management solutions that help clients navigate market risk, improve portfolio performance, deliver operational efficiencies and provide regulatory transparency. Clients have the flexibility of a traditional in-house installation or a full service, cloud-based ASP with real-time pricing, global security master, corporate actions, derived market data and 24/7 connectivity. Established to provide institutional-grade functionality and broad cross-asset instrument support for businesses of all sizes and complexity, Imagine is used by customers in more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.
Headquartered in New York City, Imagine has offices in Hong Kong, London and Sydney. For more information, visit http://www.imaginesoftware.com or contact Imagine Software at 212.317.7600 and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Founded in 2003, S3 Partners is the leading financial analytics services firm for global asset managers, hedge funds and banks. S3 continues to be recognized as an industry-leading analytics and advisory firm and has been recognized by Waters Technology, HFM Week, AI, and the Wall Street Letter for its BLACKLIGHT platform. S3 BLACKLIGHT is the world’s first, action-oriented counterparty intel analytics platform (CIA).