A key driver
One of IMC asset management’s key success drivers is the advanced and strategic use of sophisticated technology, built and supported by a team of IT professionals. Our strategies rely heavily on quantitative as well as fundamental analysis and we develop all of our most important systems in-house.
We have designed a web-based platform (FIRMS) to easily query, aggregate and enhance multiple data-sources for monitoring ABS and RMBS information and market parameters. Key providers are Intex, ABSXchange and Bloomberg. FIRMS keeps track of all monitoring information and risk parameters, and alerts users to act upon breach of user-defined triggers. The IT team has deployed a powerful stress test platform to analyse RMBS and SMEs under different scenarios.
Recent events have proven that there is no substitute for rigorous forward looking analysis. This provides the investment teams with better understanding, valuations, and a foundation for active trading.
Technology is also an important component in managing more liquid investment grade credit strategies. To ensure the highest possible level of compliance, good governance and risk management, we have installed two of the best available systems. These solutions support the portfolio management team in their quest for investment returns within a controlled environment.
Finally, IMC’s IT professionals have developed a global expertise in efficient trading systems which is particularly useful to our Behavioural Quantitative Management Team.