Panopticon Software, the leading provider of visual data analysis software for real-time, CEP and historical time series data, today announced that Imagine Software, one of its key OEM partners, used the Panopticon Developer SDK to embed information visualizations into the latest major release of the Imagine portfolio and risk management system. Imagine serves the needs of hedge funds, asset management firms, pension funds, investment banks, prime brokers, market-makers, and sovereign wealth funds.
In addition to new interactive data visualization capabilities enabled by Panopticon, Imagine’s latest release includes enhanced risk analytics, support for new asset classes, advanced charting, and customized reporting capabilities. It is designed to help clients respond more effectively to key market trends such as sustained market volatility, the need for advanced reporting capabilities that can help attract investor inflows, and address the necessity for diversified risk management methodologies.
Imagine client Steve Luo, Associate Director of Risk Management at China Merchants Securities, states, “Imagine’s new data visualization dashboards efficiently represent liquidity risk, greeks, and P&L, making it faster to identify risk exposures. Flexible visualizations let me view data by multiple breakdowns, specify a range and drill down into the detail.”
Dr. Lance Smith, Imagine Software’s CEO, said, “We recognized that intuitive, visual depictions of the market can provide a vital speed advantage in the investment decision-making process. So we conducted a rigorous search for the best available visualization solution. We are very happy with our selection of Panopticon—it gives us powerful analytical dashboard capabilities. The Developer SDK’s efficient design and comprehensive documentation allowed our team to be up and running with initial prototypes in just a few days. Panopticon’s wide acceptance with major banks and hedge funds helps underscore the benefits of a visualization-enabled approach to performance and risk management.”
Willem De Geer, Managing Director of Panopticon Software, said, “Imagine has one of the most advanced platforms in the world for investment management businesses of all sizes. The combination of their excellent risk analytics and data management functions with the Panopticon visual front end provides the industry with one of the most powerful platforms available. Imagine is ideal for helping fund managers and other investment professionals make the most of the opportunities available given the increased market volatility we have seen over the past three years.”