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Pricing Partners to Participate in Valuation & Risk 2009 in London - Apr 09

 

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Pricing Partners to Participate in Valuation & Risk 2009 in London

Paris-London –Pricing Partners, www.pricingpartners.com, a world leader in independent valuation of derivatives and pricing models and analytics, announced today that they will participate in and be an exhibitor at Valuation & Risk 2009 in London, a major conference on transparency and independent valuation organized by Ian Blance Consulting.

For the purpose of the conference, Pricing Partners will exhibit in advance its latest version of Price-it® online that includes extended features to capture counterparty risk backed out from the CDS market and its ever expanding asset coverage including Interest Rates, Fixed Income, Equity, Inflation, Credit, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Life Insurance and Hybrid products.

Valuation & Risk 2009 in London is the first in a series of conferences focused on transparency and independent valuation organized by Ian Blance Consulting during 2009. More than 150 professionals from leading financial institutions, regulators, advisers and financial information and software vendors are expected to attend.  Major themes like the impact of independent valuation on transparency, the importance of marked-to-model, the current independent valuation offering will be discussed. Obviously, the subject of independent valuation will be at the heart of many topics as transparency has emerged as a major need for the financial industry.

Eric Benhamou CEO of Pricing Partners and former Goldman Sachs quant, comments: “We are proud to participate in Valuation & Risk 2009 in London organized by Ian Blance Consulting. This is a good opportunity for us to reach the buy side community and see how we can deliver substantial added value providing them with accurate independent valuation services and tools for a better risk management of their derivatives positions.”
 

“We are thrilled to have Pricing Partners participating in the London Valuation & Risk 2009 Conference, the first of a series of events we are organizing throughout the year - with Paris, Luxembourg, Frankfurt, New York and Hong Kong to come - on the topic of transparency and independent valuation." explained Ian Blance, Principal of Ian Blance Consulting.  “We believe that this is one of the most pressing issues facing financial institutions today and there are many lessons to be learned from the recent crises”.


About Ian Blance Consulting


Ian Blance Consulting (IBC) is an independent practice specialising in financial asset valuations and associated risk.  IBC works with a variety of clients in the asset valuations area, ranging from users and regulators through to vendors. IBC specialise in analysis and advice in a number of key areas in asset valuations, including user best practice and process, regulation and compliance, and valuations vendor options. 
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About Pricing Partners 

Set up by former professionals of the trading industry, that worked in institutions like Goldman Sachs, Natixis, Societe Generale, or HSBC, Pricing Partners offers accurate solutions for derivatives products valuation, pricing tools and risk analytics. Thanks to Price-it® online, a SaaS platform, Pricing Partners provides independent valuation from the vanilla to the most exotic financial products on most assets (Interest Rates, Fixed Income, Equity, Inflation, Credit, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Life Insurance and Hybrid products). Pricing Partners develops and commercializes Price-it® Excel, an analytic and independent pricing library using a generic payoff language description which allows the pricing of virtually any financial derivatives. Price-it® also supports VaR, CVaR and the most common risk management tools. Pricing Partners is the only company completely mastering the chain of valuation, developing both its own pricing library and a valuation platform giving its clients very accurate and reliable valuation as a result of its intrinsic knowledge of the pricing tools. Pricing Partners solutions can be used by investment banks, buy side firms, hedge funds, financial departments, trading rooms and audit firms. 

Pricing Partners has also signed numerous partnerships to distribute its technology with leading institutions like NYSE Euronext (for its independent valuation service via Primesource), Misys (for its pricing library integrated into Summit), CMA or Lexifi. It is also a Microsoft IDEES partner, an IBM, Sun, Datasynapse partner. It is also a member of the grid research consortium GCPMF regrouping BNP Paribas, Calyon, Ecole Centrale, EDF, ENPC, the Inria, Natixis, Misys, Pars VI University and Supelec and a global coordinator of the Credinext consortium, in collaboration with PrimeSource, Lunalogic, the Ecole Polytechnique, the ENPC, the University of Marne La Vallee and the INRIA.

 

CONTACT: Marketing Department, Pricing Partners
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