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RiskButler.com is used through a standard and newly upgraded internet browser, with Javascript and cookies enabled.

It is recommended that you continuously upgrade to the latest browser versions: This ensures highest degree of internet security, a faster system, and compatibility to RiskButler.com which is continuously upgraded.

RiskButler.com may work on other platforms and browsers mentioned below (e.g. Tor browser, BlackBerry) but is known to work with at least the following combination of operating systems, browsers and versions of the browsers.

Tip: Use Google Chrome browser if you experience any problems, else contact us.


Sign-on

A normal time for RiskButler.com sign-on depends on the nature of your computer equipment and internet network speed among other. It also matters if your computer is using resources for other applications, or for example updating other applications in the background.

If the computer & network is fast the sign-on process may take just 2 seconds but can with a slow computer & network take longer.

The first time you sign-on to a new browser, the sign-on process will always take a little longer: approximately 1-30 seconds longer than normally depending on the speed of your internet connection and computer. This is because RiskButler.com places a few files on the local device for use later.

From time-to-time (normally quarterly) RiskButler.com may update these files, and in that case the process will also take a little longer.

If the RiskButler.com sign-on process stalls/hangs for a long time:

However if the process continues for more than 2 minutes on a "normal" computer and network, you may want to try two things:

  1. First try to reload RiskButler.com.
  2. If this does not work try with another browser on the same computer, if you have such.
  3. If that does not work, do the following: (1) delete the browsers local storage of riskbutler.com (only riskbutler.com storage) on your device, (2) reload RiskButler.com. The way you delete local storage in your browser depends on the browser. Please refer to the Help section of the browser.

Else, please contact us for help.


FAQ

Bugs

Please email us if you experience a bug or an inconvenience in using the system:   RiskButler.com Support

New releases

New releases are made on average every 2 days.

Version numbers

There are no software (service) version numbers as new versions are added continuously.

Functionality

The functionality may differ according to client segments.

Uses

RiskButler.com is much more than risk management. It is generally a software service and software for financial analytics and statistical analysis of financially related topics, for entities and people.

Derivatives

Derivatives such as forwards (Over The Counter), futures and options are consistently handled by RiskButler.com.

Extentions

RiskButler.com can be extended with further functionality programmed by third parties. This is currently offered to businesses only.

Lines & limits control

With lines & limits control each part in the trading process gets concrete financial risk limits that they must stay within, else this is immediately reported upwards in the organisation and the entities must act to bring down their excess risk taking. The term "Line" refers to the actual type of metric that is being measured, this could for example be a simple trading volume line for at specific product, or it could be a specific risk line, or another kind of line. The "Limit" term refers to decided boundaries placed on the lines, typically a simple maximum limit amount.

Counterparty Credit Risk (CCR)

Definition: Counterparty Credit Risk is a likely future loss due to counterparties not paying as obligated on financial contracts, e.g. oil contracts.

Market Risk

Definition: Market Risk is a likely future loss due to future changes of, for example, oil prices, FX rates, interest rates, commodity prices and equity prices.

Risk culture

Definition: Risk culture is the norms of behavior for individuals and groups within the company that determine the collective willingness to accept or take risk, and the ability to identify, understand, discuss, and act on the organisation’s risk.


Financial Products Coverage

The product range is continuously being extended and data quality refined.

Note: The below list is not fully updated, and solutions for businesses may include different market data at different sampling frequencies from different sources.

Equities

More than 44.000 stocks from the countries listed below.

Americas

  • Canada
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Argentina
  • Brazil
  • Venezuela
  • Chile

Asia, Pacific & Africa

  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Japan
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Saudi Arabia
  • South Africa

Europe

  • Denmark
  • Iceland
  • Norway
  • Sweden
  • Finland
  • Ireland
  • UK
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Lithuania
  • Polen
  • Czech Republic
  • Russia

Europe

  • Holland
  • Belgium
  • Germany
  • Austria
  • Switzerland
  • France
  • Spain
  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Turkey

Commodities

146 commodities within the below sectors. Where there is no spot commodity market, the front month contract - the nearest unexpired futures contract of a given commodity - is used as a proxy.

  • Agricultural Softs
  • Farms and Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Fruits and Nuts
  • Grains
  • Metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Textile and Fibres

FX & Money

168 currencies denoted according to ISO 4217.

Currency pairs (FX pairs) between all the 168 currencies can be analysed. E.g. the most traded the so-called "Majors" are: EUR/USD, USD/JPY, GBP/USD, AUD/USD, USD/CHF, NZD/USD and USD/CAD.

Currency pairs can be Spot (assumed rolled-over), and Forwards and Options on any Currency pairs.

Money (cash and non-interest bearing deposits & loans) can be registered in any of the 168 currencies.

Bonds*

Bonds, swaps, mortgage backed obligations are upcoming.

Money market products (interest bearing products) are upcoming.

Futures

84 exchange traded futures within the below sectors/types.

  • Equity indexes
  • FX indexes
  • FX rates
  • Interest rates
  • Bonds
  • Commodities indexes
  • Agricultural Softs
  • Farms and Fisheries
  • Forestry
  • Fruits and Nuts
  • Grains
  • Metals
  • Oil and Gas
  • Textile and Fibres
  • Coal
  • Electricity

Options

The generic Options type which may take any of the Spot positions of RiskButler.com as underlying i.e. currently:

  • Currency pairs (FX pairs)
  • Equity
  • Commodities
  • Money (Cash)

Exotic generic options and exchange traded options are upcoming.

  • American
  • European
  • Exotic*

Forwards

The generic Forwards type which may take any of the Spot positions of RiskButler.com as underlying i.e. currently:

  • Currency pairs (FX pairs)
  • Equity
  • Commodities
  • Money (Cash)
Business
  • 24/7 SaaS
  • Private or public cloud
  • Predictions
  • Visualisations
  • Big Data*
  • Market risk
  • Counterparty credit risk
  • Liqudity risk
  • Portfolio Performance*
  • Limit Management Framework
  • Visual Business Organisation
  • Multi model
  • Multi-period Monte Carlo
  • Encrypted communication
  • Local storage
  • Private IBM cloud storage
  • Integration with ERP or back office
  • User Roles
  • Unlimited portfolios
  • Futures, Forwards & Options
  • Spot products
  • Customized product range
  • Sampling: Intradaily+
  • Auto data syncronization
  • Social forum*
  • Server & push services*
  • Audit reports*
  • Computer, tablet, mobile
  • Premium customer support
  • Consulting
Advisory
  • 24/7 SaaS
  • Private or public cloud
  • Predictions
  • Visualisations
  • Big Data*
  • Market risk
  • Counterparty credit risk
  • -
  • Portfolio Performance*
  • Value Limits
  • Client Organisation
  • Multi model
  • Multi-period Monte Carlo
  • Encrypted communication
  • Local storage
  • Private IBM cloud storage
  • Integration with ERP or back office
  • User Roles
  • Unlimited portfolios
  • Futures, Forwards & Options
  • Spot products
  • Customized product range
  • Sampling: Intradaily+
  • Auto data syncronization
  • Social forum*
  • Server & push services*
  • Audit reports*
  • Computer, tablet, mobile
  • Premium customer support
  • Consulting
Pro
  • 24/7 SaaS
  • Public cloud
  • Predictions
  • Visualisations
  • Big Data*
  • Market risk
  • -
  • -
  • Portfolio Performance*
  • Value Limits
  • -
  • Multi model
  • Multi-period Monte Carlo
  • Encrypted communication
  • Storage on device
  • Private cloud storage
  • Portfolio import*
  • -
  • Unlimited portfolios
  • Futures, Forwards & Options
  • Spot products
  • Product range selector
  • Sampling: Intradaily+
  • Auto data syncronization
  • Social forum*
  • Server & push services*
  • -
  • Computer, tablet, mobile
  • Customer support
  • -
Personal
  • 24/7 SaaS
  • Public cloud
  • Predictions
  • Visualisations
  • -
  • Market risk
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • -
  • Single model
  • Single-period Monte Carlo
  • Encrypted communication
  • Storage on device
  • Shared cloud storage
  • -
  • -
  • Limited portfolios
  • -
  • Spot products
  • Fixed product range
  • Sampling: Daily
  • Manual data syncronization
  • Social forum*
  • -
  • -
  • Computer, tablet, mobile
  • Online support pages
  • -

Predictions' Methodology

RiskButler.com can include different prediction methods and allows for customized methods for very advanced business clients. The below is a preliminary explanation.

Stochastic Processes

Stochastic processes coupled with the Monte Carlo simulation method, in one form or the other, are today used by the largest global financial banking institutions in controlling and handling the institutions' own internal portfolios.

K-means and other clustering methods

Clusters

This groups assets according to one or more criteria - taking all criteria into consideration at the same time. A numerical method from statistics is used for the numerical calculations. The method is called Cluster analysis and generally seeks to group objects into classes so that "similar" ones are in the same class.

Two criteria are currently available: Variance and correlation.

Assets which have a variance of zero, or for other reason undefined correlation are left out of the analysis.

Two types of Dendogram diagrams are currently available, more diagrams will be available in a later version of RiskButler.com.

The historic estimation period is the latest 150 weekdays.

More dimensions than two i.e. currently variance and correlation are planned to be added later. These can be price trends, company market values (for shares), P/E values (for shares) etc.