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Risk Unexpectedly Eases in First Quarter of 2015, Despite a Plethora of Concerns

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Axioma Quarterly Risk Report Cites Currency Risk as a Notable Outlier

NEW YORK, May 20, 2015 – Market risk unexpectedly eased in the first quarter, despite a raft of concerns ranging from growth issues in Europe, China and Japan; falling oil prices; currency weakness against the U.S. dollar and the crisis in Greece, according to a report released today by Axioma, Inc., a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction. Read more…

Axioma Unveils Latest Versions of Axioma Portfolio Analytics™ and Risk Model Machine™

Wednesday, March 18th, 2015

NEW YORK, March 18, 2015—Axioma today released the newest versions of Axioma Portfolio Analytics™ and Risk Model Machine ™, delivering better views for increased portfolio insights, combined with processing enhancements for faster analytics generation. Read more…

Axioma Recognized as “Most Innovative” Financial Services Company by the SIAA’s NextGen Awards

Wednesday, March 11th, 2015

New York, March 11, 2015 — Axioma, a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction, today announced that the company has been named “Most Innovative” in the Financial Services category of the 2014 NextGen Awards by The Software & Services Division (SSD) of the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). Read more…

Axioma Q4 Insight Suggests Market Risk On the Rise: Managers Beware

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Risk Turns Upward in Fourth Quarter of 2014 And Forecasted to Rise in Year Ahead
NEW YORK, February 10, 2015 — Risk made a sharp turnaround from the year’s pattern of decline in the fourth quarter of 2014, fueled by tumbling oil prices, weakening currencies, and a number of other economic factors, according to an analysis of Axioma risk models. Risk factors are suggesting a choppier period of market returns and risk in 2015. Axioma is a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction. Read more…

Axioma Portfolio Analytics™ and Risk Model Machine™ v 7.7 Deliver Multiple Usability and Functionality Enhancements

Thursday, September 4th, 2014

NEW YORK, September 4—Axioma today announced the availability of the latest versions of Axioma Portfolio Analytics™ and Risk Model Machine ™, offering users a range of innovations that enhance ease-of-use, increase performance and provide new pathways to deeper insights.

“With v7.7, Axioma has raised the bar yet again,” said Pamela Vance, PhD, Vice President of Product Management. “These new versions incorporate the latest and best ideas of both our clients and Axioma’s development team, and the result is better performance and a more user friendly experience.” Read more…

Institutional Investor Names Axioma CEO Sebastian Ceria to Its “Tech 50” List for 2014

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

NEW YORK, July 16 — Axioma today announced that Sebastian Ceria, PhD, founder and chief executive officer of Axioma, was named to Institutional Investor’s (II) annual Tech 50 list of the top technology innovators in financial services. Read more…

Axioma Awarded U.S. Patent for “Dynamic Volatility Adjustment” That Improves Factor Risk Model Responsiveness

Monday, July 21st, 2014

NEW YORK, July 22 — Axioma today announced that the company was awarded a patent for the Axioma Dynamic Volatility Adjustment™ algorithm (DVA). This innovation improves the responsiveness and quality of Axioma’s equity risk models, while maintaining stability during critical shifts in market volatility. DVA supports the construction of factor risk models that better predict the future volatility of portfolio returns. Read more…

Axioma Launches Risk Model Machine v 7.6, Providing Portfolio Managers Robust Tools for Building Customizable Risk Models

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

NEW YORK, June 4 — Axioma, a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction, today announced the launch of Axioma Risk Model Machine™ v 7.6 (RMM). The novel enhancements include an advanced Content Builder program and new factor libraries that make it easier to create or add risk factors, giving users increased flexibility and choices when building custom risk models.
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Stress-Testing Capabilities and New Macroeconomic Model Strengthen Axioma Portfolio Analytics v 7.6

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

NEW YORK, March 4 — Axioma, a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction, today announced the launch of Axioma Portfolio Analytics v 7.6, with enhanced stress-testing capabilities and access to Axioma’s new US Macroeconomic Equity Factor Risk Model, giving users an unprecedented array of options for portfolio analysis.

“The new capabilities in 7.6 open doors to a whole new range of choices for risk analysis and performance attribution,” said Mark Cushey, Director of Product Management. “Using 7.6 in conjunction with our new Macroeconomic Model allows clients to approach their investment process with more information and insight, resulting in both improved understanding of the sources of portfolio returns and better control over risk exposures.” Read more…

Axioma: The Year in Risk 2013 - A Peak and a Slide

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Developing and Emerging Markets Continue to Decouple in 2013

NEW YORK, January 28 —Mid-year anxiety over both Fed tapering and slowing growth in China, plus worries about the impact of the US government shutdown, drove market risk to a peak in the second quarter of 2013, but it was all downhill after that, with levels of risk in most markets ending the year lower than where they started, according to an analysis of 2013 trends in risk by Axioma, Inc., a leading provider of advanced tools for risk management and portfolio construction.

“Although it was ‘risk off’ for many investors at mid-year, large cap US stocks ended up having their best year since 2003, despite the government shutdown, with consumer discretionary stocks leading the way,” said Melissa Brown, Senior Director of Applied Research at Axioma. “Relatively safe utilities brought up the rear of US sectors, albeit with positive return that might have looked quite strong in a different environment.” Read more…