Enterprise Software Vendor to a Cloud Service

I recently joined Clarus Financial Technology after 15 years of working for one of the premier enterprise software companies in capital markets. My first month has been an eye-opening experience in the stark difference in how cloud vendors operate and what this means for employees and customers. Below is a short summary of what I […]

Clarus Top Blogs of 2017

For my last blog article of 2017, I  wanted to highlight our top blogs and view statistics for the year. Top 10 New Blogs in 2017 Starting with the most popular new blogs that we published this year.. Mechanics of Cross Currency Swaps MiFiD II: Instrument Reference Data Bitcoin meets OTC Derivatives Basel III Leverage Ratio FRTB […]

Free Trials, Analytics, Data and More

We now offer self-registered free trials for a number of new products. This is something we have always done for our Data products. A pre-requisite is that a product has to be so well designed that a user can access and starting using, without having to read a user guide and he/she can use with […]

We are expanding in Asia

And opening an office in Singapore. While we have had customers in Asia Pacific for a while now, we have not had a physical presence. So I am pleased that Mark Bell has agreed to join and lead our efforts in the region. Having worked with Mark before and seen the difference he makes, it is […]

Clarus Top Blogs of 2016

For my last blog article of 2016, I would like to highlight our top blogs and themes of the year. Top 10 New Blogs in 2016 First the new blogs that we published in 2016. FRTB – What You Need to Know FCM Rankings – Q1 2016 Margin Valuation Adjustment FRTB – Internal Models or Standardised Approach FCM […]

Our Top Blog Articles of 2015

For my last blog article of 2015, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight our top blogs of the year. Like many firms we use Google Analytics to collect web traffic statistics, so lets see what this data shows. Website Users Lets start with a chart of users visiting our website. Showing: Monthly users to www.clarusft.com from […]

Our new Belfast office

We recently announced our expansion with a new office in Belfast. Key reasons for the choice of Belfast are; Well educated, English speaking STEM graduates, A very positive business environment, An existing financial technology cluster. Universities Belfast has two universities, Queens University of Belfast, dating back to the mid 1800s, and Ulster University a modern […]

Quantitative Finance ‘GoodReads’

Two reading lists of books relevant to quantitative finance are provided using the GoodReads platform. Often I am asked to recommend good books to help a student, colleague or customer get a better grasp of quantitative finance. Instead of ad-hoc and incomplete lists, I thought it might be useful (especially for me) to have a […]

Our Top 10 Blogs of 2014

Those of you that read my articles will know that I often write about “What the Data Shows” in the context of Swap Data Repositories and Swap Execution Facilities. Given that it is the time of year for many of us to attend Offsite Events in order to plan for 2015 and reflect on performance […]

Why are there so many fintech startups in payments?

If you follow the FinTech Start-up scene in London, you cannot fail to notice the large number of start-ups in the payments space. A quick scan of the FinTech50 2014 list shows that twelve of the fifty firms focus on payments. These are AcceptEmail, Bottomline, Clear2pay, dovetail, GoCardLess, IXaris, Klarna, Lemonway, Paymill, Pingit, The Currency Cloud and […]