Cutwater Asset Management and Calypso
Technology Partner to Deliver Innovative ALM
May 17, 2010 09:31 AM Eastern Daylight Time
NEW YORK & LONDON--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Cutwater Asset Management, one of the world's
largest fixed-income investment managers, and Calypso Technology Inc., a global application software provider of
an integrated trading, risk and processing platform to financial institutions and corporate treasuries, today announced
a partnership to build a unique asset / liability management (ALM) portfolio-construction solution.
The decision to develop a totally new platform design was made in response to the chaotic financial market
conditions experienced in 2008 and 2009, especially those connected to funding risk and sharp volatility of returns.
The result will be the creation of a strategic asset allocation and portfolio construction application designed to
provide optimal trading and portfolio solutions while increasing risk awareness.
“This new application is yet another innovation from Cutwater,” said Cliff Corso, CEO of Cutwater Asset
Management. "Our goal for all of our clients is to minimize risk and volatility while meeting their investment objectives
- we enter into this exciting partnership with the Calypso team as part of our ongoing dedication to performance and
As part of this new platform, Calypso Technology will combine Cutwater’s forward-looking capital risk framework,
the Risk Analysis Manager (“RAM”), with Calypso’s evolutionary optimization platform, Galapagos. This solution
will provide a multi-faceted risk budgeting, asset allocation and scenario management platform enabling Cutwater
clients to explore a wide range of optimal investment strategies. Integrating Cutwater’s risk framework into the
Galapagos environment will bring a unique and innovative offering that will allow clients to model a wide range of
investment objectives, funding specifications and constraints while considering forecasts over an extended