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MSCI

MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds. MSCI products and services include indexes, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and ESG data and research.
The company's flagship product offerings are: the MSCI indexes with over USD 9 trillion estimated to be benchmarked to them on a worldwide basis1; Barra multi-asset class factor models, portfolio risk and performance analytics; RiskMetrics multi-asset class market and credit risk analytics; IPD real estate information, indexes and analytics; MSCI ESG (environmental, social and governance) Research screening, analysis and ratings; and FEA valuation models and risk management software for the energy and commodities markets. MSCI is headquartered in New York, with research and commercial offices around the world.
1As of March 31, 2014, as reported on June 25, 2014, by eVestment, Lipper and Bloomberg

For further information on MSCI, please visit our web site at www.msci.com

 

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Axioma

Axioma is the leading provider of innovative risk-management and portfolio-construction solutions to financial institutions worldwide. With an emphasis on innovation, outstanding service and open-platform technology, Axioma gives its clients more choice, greater flexibility and increased performance. Founded in 1998, Axioma is headquartered in New York, with offices in Atlanta, Geneva, Hong Kong, London, Paris, San Francisco and Singapore.

Axioma's suite of products includes Axioma Risk, Axioma Portfolio Optimizer, Axioma Performance Attribution, Axioma Portfolio Backtester, Axioma Portfolio Analytics, Axioma Risk Models, and Axioma Risk Model Machine.

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AYASDI

Ayasdi is on a mission to make the world's complex data useful by automating and accelerating insight discovery. The company's Machine Intelligence software employs Topological Data Analysis (TDA), to simplify the extraction of knowledge from even the
most complex data sets confronting organizations today. Developed by Stanford computational mathematicians, Ayasdi's approach combines machine learning algorithms, abundant compute power and topological summaries to revolutionize the process for
converting data into business impact. Ayasdi is funded by leading venture capitalists including Khosla Ventures, Institutional Venture Partners, FLOODGATE, Kleiner Perkins, Citi Ventures, Centerview Capital and Draper Nexus. The company counts many of the Fortune 500 as clients.

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CRISIL GLOBAL RESEARCH & ANALYTICS

CRISIL Global Research & Analytics (GR&A) is the world's largest and top-ranked provider of high-end research and analytics services. We are the world's largest provider of equity and credit research services. We are also the foremost provider of end-to-end risk and analytics services to trading and risk management functions at world's leading financial institutions and corporations. We offer corporate strategy, competitive intelligence and key account management support to corporations globally. We operate from research centers in Argentina, China, India and Poland, working with our clients across several time zones and in multiple languages. We are proud to be an organization that has the vision to proactively investing in its people and get them future-ready. We are committed to delivering cutting-edge analysis, opinions, and solutions. This is in line with our goal of ‘making markets function better'.

We have the largest teams of equity and fixed income analysts, quantitative, regulatory, risk and actuarial specialists in the world outside of banks. Our employee base comprises over 2300 people, 75% of whom hold advanced degrees in finance, accounting (CFAs), risk management (FRM etc.), quantitative techniques, pure sciences (PhDs) and management (MBAs).

1. Our support to global banks covers 85% of global trading volumes and 88% of global market capitalization, 80% of the global structured finance market and 60%+ of the global credit market, and 20% of outstanding exotic equity derivatives (350,000 trades) globally.
2. Our support enables global banks to
a. Attain leading positions in market rankings
b. Comply with regulations: CRISIL GR&A has validated 200+ valuation and risk models
c. Achieve multimillion-dollar savings in research budgets, and up to 50% improvement in process efficiencies
d. Generate 1,500 risks daily for 200 exotic trade books
e. Improve analysts' position in Institutional Investor rankings within 6 months of engagement
3. We have provided intelligence on over 11,000 global firms and insights on 70 sectors. We offer round-the-clock support across multiple time zones in Mandarin, Japanese, French, German, Spanish, Russian, and Arabic.

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Numerix

Numerix is the leading provider of analytics software and services for structuring, pre-trade pricing and analysis, trade capture, valuation, and risk management, with support for commodities, credit, equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, inflation, and hybrid instruments. Founded in 1996, Numerix has over 700 clients and 50 partners across more than 25 countries.
For more information please contact sales@numerix.com

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Protiviti

Protiviti is a global consulting firm that helps companies solve problems in finance, technology, operations, governance, risk and internal audit. Through our network of more than 70 offices in over 20 countries, we have served more than 60 percent of FORTUNE 1000® and 35 percent of FORTUNE Global 500® companies. We also work with smaller, growing companies, including those looking to go public, as well as with government agencies.
Named one of the 2015 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Protiviti is a wholly owned subsidiary of Robert Half (NYSE: RHI). Founded in 1948, Robert Half is a member of the S&P 500 index.

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State Street

State Street Global ExchangeSM combines information and insights, investment analytics and data solutions to help zero in on the opportunities and actions that will generate the most value. We provide tools to help asset owners and managers decide their strategy and put it into action. Our research and insights challenge investment approaches, while our information, data management and analytics tools show results and help manage risk.

We're also focused on using client insights to enhance our technology. By automating processes, we provide more real-time data and offer greater risk management across portfolios. Improving our own infrastructure not only enhances security: it helps us bring powerful, scalable tools to clients faster than ever.

You need to identify those kernels of actionable insight that differentiate your offerings to those of your competitors. We'll work closely with you to help mitigate risk, manage your data and put it to work.

 

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CME Group

As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group (www.cmegroup.com) is where the world comes to manage risk, offering the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes. We bring buyers and sellers together through our CME Globex® electronic trading platform and our trading facilities in New York and Chicago. CME Clearing, an industry-leading central counterparty clearing provider, offers clearing and settlement services for exchange-traded and over-the-counter derivatives.

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Tradeweb

Tradeweb Markets builds and operates many of the world's most efficient financial marketplaces, providing market participants with greater transparency and efficiency in fixed income, derivatives and ETFs. Focused on applying technology to enhance efficiency throughout the trade lifecycle, Tradeweb pioneered straight-through-processing in fixed income and now supports marketplaces for more than 20 asset classes with electronic execution, processing, post-trade analysis and market data in an integrated workflow. Tradeweb Markets serves the dealer-to-customer markets through the Tradeweb institutional platform, inter-dealer trading through Dealerweb, and the US-based retail fixed income community on Tradeweb Direct. Customers rely on Tradeweb to drive the evolution of fixed income and derivatives through flexible trading architecture and more efficient, transparent markets.

 

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FINCAD

FINCAD provides innovative and trusted financial analytics software to organizations worldwide. With deep market understanding, a client-centered business approach, and unmatched quantitative and software engineering expertise, FINCAD is uniquely positioned to lead the market in enterprise valuation and risk technology. FINCAD serves more than 1,000 organizations across the globe. www.fincad.com

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Bosch

Bosch Financial Software, a subsidiary of Robert Bosch, designs, develops, markets, and implements innovative software solutions and technologies for banks and insurance companies worldwide. Fields covered by the company include credit and risk management, compliance, financial spreading and stress testing as well as specific process solutions for insurance companies. Bosch Financial Software employs associates at locations in Chicago, Germany and Singapore. For information on our products and services please visit our website at www.bosch-fs.com.

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