News & Expertise

Firstwaters supports migration of a front office platform into the cloud

03.2020 | News

A financial service provider migrates its front office platform from its own hardware to a public cloud. Planned benefits include better and demand-oriented scalability of the computing power in the EOM process as well as an overall higher reliability and cheaper maintenance of the platform. Firstwaters supports with the implementation of the proof of concept, the selection of service providers and technologies and the migration of the platform.

 

Firstwaters on the road - Teambuilding in the the frozen north of Swedish Lapland

03.2020 | News

This year's team event took place in Swedish Lapland about 1,500 kilometres north of Stockholm. With 45 colleagues we were able to explore the unspoilted Arctic landscape on snowmobiles, experience the rare northern lights, stay overnight in the world-famous ice hotel and last but not least exchange news within the company. An unforgettable start into the year 2020!

Firstwaters would like to thank its customers, employees and business partners for their cooperation in 2019 and wishes everyone a Merry Christmas!

12.2019 | News

In our world, which is dominated by numbers and technology, you quickly lose sight of what really matters in business life. Appreciation and trust are the most important foundations for mutual success. We would like to thank our customers, employees and business partners for the good and pleasant cooperation in the past year. We wish you a peaceful, reflective Christmas and a healthy, happy New Year 2020.

Firstwaters compensates CO₂ burden and travels climate neutral in 2019

12.2019 | News

Our consulting business is inevitably associated with many business trips. By a donation at atmosfair (www.atmosfair.de) Firstwaters would like to compensate the CO₂ load produced thereby. Atmosfair uses the donation in order to develop renewable energies, particularly in developing countries. Thus atmosfair saves CO₂ emissions, which would be caused otherwise in these countries by using fossil energies. At the same time the local people benefit, as they often get access to clean and permanently available energy for the first time.

Firstwaters successfully supports the redesign of the hedge management and accounting

10.2019 | News

A client has redesigned its hedge management and accounting processes as well as the underlying technical solution. In the first phase the existing micro hedge accounting was migrated like-for-like to the ALM system "Ambit Focus" and in a second phase expanded by the implmentation of the portfolio and macro hedge. Firstwaters contributed significantly to the successful go-live of the project by taking over the project management, the business analysis and the IT implementation.

Firstwaters hosted the 6th German speaking Calypso User Conference

10.2019 | News

On 18.09. and 19.09.2019 the 6th German speaking Calypso User Conference took place in Frankfurt. Besides the exchange on current Calypso topics, there were presentations on the use of agile project methods in the introduction of new IT systems, the use of Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the current possibilities in test automation, best practice approaches in the implementation of complex transformation projects and the status quo of the IBOR-Reform. We would like to thank all speakers and participants for the interesting discussions and the productive exchange.

Firstwaters is an "engineering office for banks", combining technical expertise and technical know-how. We are specialized in the design and implementation of organizational and IT projects for banks and financial service providers in highly complex business areas. We implement these projects by powerful dynamic teams with highly qualified and solution-oriented experts. Our teams work effectively towards success, hand in hand with our customers.