Risk retention rules in the European & US CLO markets

According to the audience that attended the Creditflux Symposium last month in London, there is little clear evidence to suggest that risk retention rules have improved the alignment of interests between managers and investors in the European CLO market. Similarly, when asked to predict the number of different managers who will issue CLOs in the…

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A closer look at the CLO market

Collateralized loan obligations may have gotten a bad rap after the financial crisis of 2008, but are they really to blame? Unlike certain types of securitized vehicles with static or unmanaged pools of mortgage-backed securities or auto loan portfolios, CLOs are managed by experienced asset managers who steer their portfolios away from certain risk by…

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The right kind of FinTech development is anchored in partnership

The finance and technology sectors do more than just work well together: they have formed a business ecosystem where innovation and efficiency thrive. In recent years, the FinTech industry, in part through the efforts of its champions like former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, has propelled New York City to near-Silicon Valley status. London, similarly, is transforming…

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How does Black Mountain address its clients’ compliance needs?

On April 14, 2015, Black Mountain Systems held its annual Client User Forum in Manhattan at the TKP New York Conference Center. 33 notable companies attended the event, representing a diverse cross-section of investment strategies and market-focus. The goal of the User Forum each year is to foster the exchange of ideas and best-practices between…

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Discussing Performance Attribution at the 2015 Client User Forum

Black Mountain Systems recently hosted a client forum at the TKP New York Conference Center in Manhattan. The forum was an opportunity for Black Mountain’s clients, 33 of whom were represented at the event, to network and exchange best-practices and to provide direction for Everest’s ongoing development. One of the topics discussed during the event’s…

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Excel integration in Black Mountain Systems’ Everest platform

On April 14, 2015, Black Mountain hosted its Third Annual Client User Forum. The event, held at TKP New York Conference Center in Manhattan, offered a unique opportunity for BMS clients to network and learn about the roadmap of the company. BMS provided access to the entire executive management team, in addition to representatives from…

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Black Mountain Systems’ 2015 Client User Forum

Black Mountain Systems’ leadership team and client partners recently gathered at the TKP New York Conference Center in Manhattan to network and exchange best-practices at the company’s 2015 Client User Forum. The financial technology company is unique, not only as a provider of a suite of leading edge investment management software, but also for its…

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Healthy activity and better technology in fixed income

While fixed income offers risk-averse investors a certain sense of safety during economic downturns, it is curious why their interest in bond funds has not waned. The stock markets have rebounded, many company share values are at all-time highs and the Federal Reserve has discussed raising interest rates, yet investors are still unwavering in their…

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An Easter meal with the homeless of San Diego

Organizations that engage in corporate social responsibility demonstrate an awareness of two important truths: Companies are part of a larger community and operating a business is just as much about giving as receiving. In this spirit, Black Mountain Systems’ San Diego office participated in volunteer efforts with the San Diego Rescue Mission, a nonprofit homeless…

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Modernizing fixed income markets

Fixed income has always faced the problem of having too many manual processes. Additionally, compared to the stock market, it generally lacks transparency, with respect to asset pricing and inventory. Now, thanks to partnerships in the financial sector and innovative software solutions, information gaps are being addressed. Improving inventory sourcing and communication in fixed income…

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