SunGard launches Ambit Credit Risk Management suite
01 September 2010 | 2574 views | 0
SunGard has launched the Ambit Credit Risk Management solutions suite to help commercial and retail banks increase their risk-adjusted performance through better lending decisions. Ambit Credit Risk Management is comprised of Ambit Credit Assessment, Ambit Credit Portfolio Monitoring, Ambit Capital Management and Ambit Profitability Analysis, providing a single solutions suite to support banks' credit risk software and consulting needs. The components can be deployed individually or as a comprehensive solution suite depending on the unique business requirements of each customer.
Regulators are increasing pressure on banks to both better balance risk exposure with profitability targets, and maintain higher capital and liquidity buffers. This will increase operational cost and impact the ability to maintain risk adjusted profitability. Ambit Credit Risk Management can help banks by providing a standardized approach to assess customer creditworthiness, improve transparency and monitor credit portfolios with risk analysis and stress testing. The solution suite is also able to run both regulatory and economic capital calculations side by side to help determine the most efficient use of capital.
"There is real needs for banks to better identify trends or relationships that are impacting the risk-adjusted profitability of products, customers or operating units." said Andreas Hug, managing director for SunGard's Ambit Risk and Performance Management business unit. "Ambit Credit Risk Management helps banks make better informed decisions about credit worthiness at the initial stages of client evaluation, determine the impact of both internal and external factors to the risk around their portfolio, and subsequently determine the risk associated with their lending portfolio to their short and long term profitability."