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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 supports release upgrade of Calypso to V16

10.2019 | News

One of our customer has carried out a release upgrade of Calypso from V14.2 to V16.1. With the management of the IT implementation and the appointment of several developers, Firstwaters was able to make a decisive contribution to the successful launch of V16.1.

Firstwaters supports release upgrade of the used settlement system for securities

09.2019 | News

A German bank wants to implement a release upgrade of the used settlement system for securities (BSP Trade from vendor Temenos). In addition to the project lead, Firstwaters assists with a test manager and test analyst. The key factor for the commission is our long term experience with various settlement systems for different asset classes.

Firstwaters migrates new asset class to Calypso

08.2019 | News

To replace a legacy system, a german Landesbank would like to migrate its back-office functionalities for "FX Options" to Calypso. Firstwaters assists with technical and business analysts during the implementation of the project. Crucial for the commissioning is the long-term calypso expertise of Firstwaters!

 

Assessment Center

08.2019 | News

We are again looking for a Team of young professionals in August, with whom we are planning a training session fairly soon to support our project teams in November.

Firstwaters supports successful implementation of a new IRRBB solution

07.2019 | News

In accordance with the EBA Guideline (EBA / GL / 2018/02), the periodic interest rate risk measurement has to be extended by valuation effects. Firstwaters supports the German Landesbank in implementing the new requirements based on the standard software Ambit Focus. In addition to the project lead Firstwaters was active with functional business analysts.

Firstwaters wins consulting mandate on an international stock exchange

07.2019 | News

An international stock exchange wants to expand the existing MiFID II and EMIR Reporting Services for its customers. Firstwaters assists with a team of professional business analysts in expanding the underlying IT system. Decisive for the contract is the long-term business relationship with the international stock exchange.

FIS Conference in Frankfurt

07.2019 | News

Our colleagues visited the annual FIS event to learn about Quantum and Ambit's latest developments and trends and to interact with our customers.

J.P Morgan Challenge Run

06.2019 | News

One Team One Goal! Together a goal! As every year, a Firstwaters team participated in the J.P. Morgan Challenge Run in Frankfurt. With perfect weather conditions we had a great time!

Calypso Client Conference in Paris

06.2019 | News

Visit of the annual Calypso Client Conference in Paris by our colleagues to find out about the latest development and trends and to interact with our customers.

Training/ education

06.2019 | News

Congratulations to our colleagues who gained the ISTQB-Certification.

Firstwaters supports Murex Release change

06.2019 | News

We have coordinated the test management for a German State Bank for the coming up release change of the Murex-Installation. The decision in favor for Firstwaters to be assigned was the long-term experience of Firstwaters regarding planning and executing of test propositions.

German-Speaking Calypso User Conference 2019

06.2019 | News

We happy to announce the we are hosting this year’s German-Speaking Calypso User Conference 2019! Veranstaltungsort ist das Radisson Blu in Frankfurt und wir sind gespannt auf einen regen Austausch zu den aktuellen Calypso Themen mit unseren Kunden.

Training/ education

05.2019 | News

Congratulations to our colleagues who have successfully passed the Scrum Master certification.

Firstwaters a gained a new customer to implement Quantum

05.2019 | News

We are pleased to announce that we will support the implementation of the standard software Quantum at one of our Austrian customers and to integrate it into their system landscape as front-to-back system.

Firstwaters has successfully second the Go-Live at an Austrian Federal State Bank

05.2019 | News

The integration of existing Micro-Hedges and Portfolio-Hedges into the Software Ambit Focus which is already used in the ALM segment, has been successfully completed.

Teambuilding in Lapland

04.2019 | News

The dice is cast for our next team building event: We are going to the icy north and having our Team event in Lapland.

Training/ education

04.2019 | News

Congratulations to our colleagues who have successfully completed the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner training.

Firstwaters wins consultancy mandate with an international company

04.2019 | News

An international service provider based in Brussel has agreed to a long-term commitment of their IT-Development with an IT-Team of Firstwaters. The company is specialized in collecting, processing and providing of court decision about IP-litigation.

Firstwaters supports release change in the securities settlement department

04.2019 | News

A major German Bank based in Frankfurt has authorized Firstwaters to take over the project lead for their change release of the securities settlement software BSP. The project contains not only the actual release change, it also includes the revision and the optimization of the historization, the interface connections and the reporting.

Spring Conference 2019

03.2019 | News

Our semi-annual Firstwaters Conference took place in Aschaffenburg with lively exchange and information all around our projects.

New Consulting mandate regarding a transformation

03.2019 | News

A German Bank based in Hamburg is using our consulting experience to set up their transformation intentions. The goal is to implement a 1-System-Stratregy in the treasury department.

Finastra Universe 2019

02.2019 | News

Our colleagues participated at the annual Finastra Universe 2019S to find out about the latest developments in the sector of technologies in banks.

Ski Event Kronplatz

02.2019 | News

We had amazing weather, perfect slope conditions and a fantastic team spirit in South Tyrol.

New Calypso consulting mandate with a new customer

02.2019 | News

An international Bank with a branch in Frankfurt has authorized Firstwaters to implement a new risk analysis in Calypso. The goal is to optimize the equity capital requirements according to Basel 3 for the interest rate risk in the trading book with a 'Risk weighed approach'

Successful Go-Live Calypso Upgrade

02.2019 | News

With the support of our consultants a major German reinsurer has successfully launched its Calypso Release Upgrade to v15 in production.

IBOR Reform: Transformation of financial markets

01.2019 | Expertise

Firstwaters has a new customer:

01.2019 | News

A central bank based in Frankfurt has authorized Firstwaters to revise the XBRL Taxonomy of the risk-bearing capacity report regarding to definition, implementation and testing.