Rob Seidman

August 14, 2017

Announcing the Portfolio Optimization Service

In 1952, a gentleman named Harry Markowitz put forth a theory exploring how one would apply mathematical theory to the management of investment securities, setting the stage for what is now referred to as Modern Portfolio Theory. In short, Harry posited that each individual investment – be it a stock, a bond, or a derivative – has a certain amount of risk, measured by its variance or how much its value moves around, and an expected return given that risk. The real insight, however, was to look at how a set of investments behaved collectively, instead of in isolation. This spurred the notion of diversification – you can smooth out your returns by holding things that move in opposition to each other, by holding assets that have negative correlations in industry parlance.

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May 31, 2017

Announcing the Predictive Market Scenarios experimental service

We’re expanding our investment management offerings today to offer the capability to address some key questions with the Predictive Market Scenario service.

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March 28, 2017

Announcing the Instrument Analytics experimental services

The world’s most sophisticated, trusted financial models have landed on Bluemix! For decades IBM Algorithmics has helped some of the world's largest financial institutions to manage their risk. Now we’re bringing that same capability to the cloud through a new set of Bluemix services.

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March 28, 2017

Announcing the Investment Portfolio experimental service

The Investment Portfolio service maintains a record of your investment holdings through time, in an easily accessible state right on IBM Bluemix. The service provides persistent storage of all your portfolios and their associated transactions using flexible object definitions so you can store more information without worrying about format.

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March 20, 2017

Announcing the IBM Cloud for Financial Services

we’ve created the IBM Cloud for Financial Services to provide all the essential building blocks for the development of financial services applications, combining technologies such as cloud, blockchain, cognitive, analytics, and Big Data.

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