China-focused investment bank, Citic Capital, is to align risk management with international best practice after choosing Sophis’ Risque as its platform for risk management and proprietary trading. Hong Kong-based Citic will use the system both for its proprietary trading activities, which encompass cash securities and derivatives in equities, fixed income and FX, and for major areas of its risk management. “Our mission is to be a leading China-focused investment bank, and we wish to be aligned with international standards in terms of risk management best practice, so we looked for a platform that would support our fast-growing capital market activities across asset classes. We were convinced by the broad coverage of Sophis’ system combined with its strong ability for risk analysis on cash securities and derivatives, and advanced VaR methodology,” said Peter Pang, head of risk management at Citic.
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