FactEntry and FVC announce strategic partnership on valuation services
London: Bond valuation specialists FactEntry and Structured product analysts FVC have decided to join forces to create a strategic partnership for the valuation of client portfolios of bonds and structured products. FactEntry and FVC will act as preferred valuation providers to each other for their respective product classes to enable both firms to provide a more complete service to their client base. The two companies have already successfully worked together on several client assignments.
Sandeep Dhingra, CEO of FactEntry said: “Many of our clients have large bond portfolios which are accumulated from a number of channels. We frequently see a significant proportion of structured products in those portfolios and are pleased to engage specialists FVC to work with us. This enables us to concentrate on our core strength of bond valuations positions knowing that this important sector is well covered for our clients.”
Tim Mortimer, CEO of Future Value Consultants (FVC) said: “We understand that clients need to service a wide range of instruments and that valuations has been a hot topic in the last couple of years. We are delighted to work with FactEntry to help us both provide a wider service. Our two firms have co-operated to develop processes and synergies across our data collection and systems to be ready to deliver a seamless single solution.”
FactEntry is a privately held entity based in London with the specialisation of researching, collating and calculating Fixed Income and Credit reference data, pricing and corporate actions for the global markets. Clients include data vendors, software platforms, trading platforms, buyside clients, and fund administrators.
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FVC specialises in structured product systems for research, stress testing, PRIIPs and valuations. It is also active in fund algorithms, index calculation and illiquid assets.
FVC pioneered the concept of quantitative analysis of structured products in 1999 and remains the market leader. Its methodologies, analysis and web delivered tools have been used by many thousands of professionals in the industry. Its client base includes investment banks, distributors and advisers in a number of markets.
FVC supports industry trade bodies, conferences, education initiatives. It regularly produces commentary and analysis.