September 30, 2009 09:08 ET

Improving OTC Derivatives Valuations

ROCKVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - September 30, 2009) - has announced the addition of TowerGroup's new report "How Much Is That Security in the Window? Improving OTC Derivatives Valuations," to their collection of Banking & Financial Services market reports. For more information, visit

The current valuations process for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives impedes the ability of firms to measure, manage, and mitigate their risks.

Regulatory fiat and institutional pressure are just two reasons why firms that trade OTC derivatives will bolster their valuations process.

To improve the valuations process, business managers will look to their IT departments to ensure their technology architecture is efficient and data management is robust.

TowerGroup recommends that firms build an enterprise data management structure and develop a robust valuations process to ensure a strong, integrated risk management system.

Deploying high-performance architectural tools such as virtualization will improve the overall speed and efficiency of the OTC derivatives valuations process and aid firms in their risk management process.

An impediment to a robust valuations process is the multitude of systems that support the OTC derivative trading process; tools to integrate the component parts will be a competitive differentiator.

Topics covered in the report include...

Report Coverage
Valuations' Larger Purposes
A Critical Look at a Critical Process
Gaining Speed

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