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Pricing Partners Presents at the StructuredRetailProducts.com 2010 Conference - Feb 10

 

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Pricing Partners Presents at the StructuredRetailProducts.com 2010 Conference

Pricing Partners (www.pricingpartners.com), the independent valuation expert and a world leader in mathematical models and analytics for derivatives and structured products, announced today that it will present its vision of the technological evolution of pricing independently structured products at the StructuredRetailProducts.com conference.

This conference will take place at the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel in London on February 10th and 11th, 2010. Pricing Partners’ participation will be presented in the form of a round table where Mr. Eric Benhamou will explain in detail Pricing Partners’ latest progress with the online independent valuation platform, Price-it Online.

Over the last year, Price-it Online has attracted numerous clients as it provides them with a transparent and efficient solution to value and risk manage their derivatives on virtually any structured products. This is due to a powerful payoff language that allows the capturing of any details of a structured product. Currently, its coverage includes structured interest rates, fx, equity, credit, commodity, index, inflation, life insurance and hybrids products.

Eric Benhamou, CEO of Pricing Partners comments, “We are very pleased to participate in the StructuredRetailProducts.com Conference. Pricing Partners has become a major reference for structured products independent valuation. Therefore, giving details of our current roadmap and progress within our online valuation platform may interest many of StructuredRetailProducts.com conference participants. We truely appreciate Arete Consulting for having an interest in us and inviting us to provide very valuable information to investment bankers, regulators, professional services firms to efficiently value and risk-manage their structured products.”

In addition to Pricing Partners lecture, the event focuses on the future direction of the industry as the impact of the financial crisis begins to fade. It includes views from key global business leaders, such as a global session about leading trends and outlooks for 2010 with key speakers such as Philippe El-Asmar (Global Head of Investor Solutions from Barclays Capital), Richard Burns (Global Head of Retailed Structured and Hybrids Products at Citi), Vito Schiro (Managing Director on Equity Derivatives at UBS) and an intervention by Dr Robert Benson, founder and managing director at Arete Consulting.

 

About the StructuredRetailProducts.com Conference

StructuredRetailProducts.com is the leading online information resource for the global structured products market, with over 4,000 subscribers in more than 50 countries. The website contains the largest database of retail structured products in the world, with over one million products offered in over 33 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Americas. Now in its seventh year, the annual SRP.com conference is the most prestigious and longest running structured products event in the world. As in previous years this year’s event will bring together over 250 leading players from the industry including retail product providers and distributors, financial advisers, investment bankers, regulators, professional services firms, technology companies and index providers.

This year’s event will focus on the likely future direction of the industry as the impact of the financial crisis begins to fade. 

Day One will include views from key global business leaders as well as sessions on the rise of the structured products boutique, the latest developments in indexing, trends in technology, variable annuities and more. Day Two will open with a roundup of the latest regulatory developments with presentations from key figures from the European Union, FSA, CONSOB, CNMV and others. Other key sessions will focus on mass market and private banking distribution, the ongoing convergence of asset management and structured products, and the latest developments in listed structured products. The day will conclude with a champagne roundtable with representatives of the leading structured products trade associations from Europe and the USA. 

 

About Pricing Partners

Set up by former professionals of the trading industry, 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, which give 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 Prime Source), Misys (for its pricing library integrated into Summit), Thomson Reuters (for its pricing library integrated into Kondor+ Structured Products), CMA, Fitch Solutions or Lexifi. It is a Microsoft IDEES partner, an IBM, Sun, Datasynapse and ActiveEon partner. Furthermore, it is a member of the grid research consortium GCPMF uniting BNP Paribas, Calyon, Ecole Centrale, EDF, ENPC, INRIA, Natixis, Misys, Paris VI University and Supelec and a global coordinator of the Credinext consortium, in collaboration with Prime Source, Lunalogic, Ecole Polytechnique, ENPC, University of Marne La Vallée and INRIA.

 

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