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The Architecture of Financial Risk Management Systems

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The architecture of systems dedicated to risk management is probably one of the more complex tasks to tackle in the world of finance. Financial risk has been at the center of attention since the explosive growth of financial markets and even more so after the 2008 financial crisis. At multiple levels, financial companies, financial regulatory bodies, governments and cross-national regulatory bodies, all have put the subject of financial risk in particular and the way it is calculated, managed, reported and monitored under intense scrutiny. As a result the technology underpinnings which support the implementation of financial risk systems has evolved considerably and has become one of the most complex areas involving systems and technology in the context of the financial industry. We present the main paradigms, require-ments and design considerations when undertaking the implementation of risk system and give examples of user requirements, sample product coverage and performance parameters.

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  • Iosif ZIMAN, 2013. "The Architecture of Financial Risk Management Systems," Informatica Economica, Academy of Economic Studies - Bucharest, Romania, vol. 17(4), pages 96-108.
  • Handle: RePEc:aes:infoec:v:17:y:2013:i:4:p:96-108
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