Stress Test Your Portfolio — Not Yourself

Posted by Bill Hunt on Tue, Dec 10, 2013

A Dodd-Frank Act stress testing guide for senior bank executives whose institutions have $10B in assets or are growing quickly.

Think regulatory stress testing is only for the biggest banks? Well, maybe for right now, but this practice continues to be required of increasingly more banks, which means if you haven’t had to worry about stress testing yet, you might need to soon. Regulatory stress testing is designed to see if you have enough capital to survive a series of arbitrary shocks to the economy; it should not be confused with the types of analyses that support critical financial measures such as risk-adjusted returns or those that determine economic capital requirements.

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Topics: Big Data, Mobiuss

Big Data at the Intersection of Finance and Technology

Posted by Harry Shilling on Tue, Jul 02, 2013

Opera Solutions recently hosted the New Jersey Technology Council’s FinTech Conference. This post is a reflection of our observations from that day.

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Topics: Big Data, Mobiuss, Events

Transferring the Servicing of RMBS Portfolios Improves Long-Term Performance

Posted by Bill Hunt on Mon, Apr 01, 2013


More active management by acquiring servicers drives success 

A research report published today by Opera Solutions said that transferring RMBS portfolios to new servicers is working. The study showed that new acquirers more actively managed their portfolios, resulting in faster liquidations and better performance on modified loans. It indicated increased stability in the RMBS market overall.

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Topics: Mobiuss

Top Performing Housing Market Pays Highest Effective Mortgage Rates, According to Opera Solutions

Posted by Todd Higginson on Wed, Oct 10, 2012

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2012 — A research report published today by Opera Solutions found that Texas — one of the best performing housing markets since the onset of the credit crisis — also pays one of the highest weighted average coupon rates on its mortgages, representing one of the most significant mispricing of risks in the Non-Agency RMBS marketplace. The finding came from the analytics firm’s inaugural edition of Mobiuss Market View, a monthly market commentary covering the private label RMBS marketplace.

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Topics: Big Data, Mobiuss, Press Releases

Opera Solutions Leverages Pervasive Software Platform to Accelerate Big Data Analytics

Posted by Todd Higginson on Tue, Oct 02, 2012

AUSTIN, T.X., Oct. 2, 2012 — Pervasive Software® Inc. (Nasdaq: PVSW), a global leader in cloud-based and on-premises data innovation, today announced Opera Solutions, LLC, a world innovator in using advanced analytics to extract and use predictive information from Big Data, is leveraging Pervasive DataRush™ in its technology stack.

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Topics: Big Data, Signal Hub Technologies, Machine Learning, Mobiuss, Press Releases