Upwardly Mobile

(Feb 28, 2010)

We recently discussed the ways server-based modelling software facilitates collaboration across boundaries. Another important boundary is the office wall, although what was once considered an impermeable divide between work and the rest of our lives, is nowadays all-too porous. For most of us, there is no shoring up the dam; work will continue to bleed into our social lives, so we might as well take some pleasure in those developments that remove some of the pain. 

So perhaps you're on a train - going to a party, or a family event, or in some other way in danger of having a life.  But then you realise you forgot to schedule some modelling. And you need a complex optimisation on a large annuity book. You wanted it to run…

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Tags: technology, collaboration, mobile access

A Problem Shared

(Jan 27, 2010)

Creating a good model from your experience data is not always straightforward. Data gathered over an extended time period, as financial portfolios usually are, will often incorporate artefacts from more than one administration system or servicing team, and it may require wide-ranging business experience to make the best analytical choices.

Perhaps for this reason, our clients often collaborate on modelling projects between offices and sometimes with external partners. At present, we know of one project involving analysts in both Canada and Bermuda, and another where the team spans no fewer than three organisations - two in France, and one in the UK. A server based approach makes such collaboration easier,…

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Tags: technology, collaboration

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