Who we help

Pensions and investment consultants

Pensions Scheme CIOs

 

Life Insurance Companies

As a growing number of advisers are finding, adding Financial Canvas firepower to your existing capability makes it easier, faster and cheaper to develop and deliver new analytics to your clients.

 

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Financial Canvas gives CIOs control of their analytics. For the price of hiring a junior analyst, Financial Canvas gives you the tools and analytics that the leading employee benefits consultants have spent years developing.

 

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Financial Canvas is a better way to access financial analytics. A simple interface to design, build, use and share everything you need, without coding.

 

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Current Clients

 

We are delighted to work with around a dozen of the biggest and best firms across pensions, fund management and life insurance. Below are some of the endorsements we have received recently:

 

 

"The graphical nature of the software makes it easy for us to see, understand and change the risk models we build with Financial Canvas."

 

"Bringing models alive really does help to turn analytics into insights into value for our clients."

 

"Structuring the portfolio more efficiently reduces the premiums we can charge our Pension Risk Transfer clients."

 

"Understanding the impact on policyholders helps us design and market better products for our customers."

 

"Financial Canvas has helped us to design investment strategies that focus on delivering cashflows to pension schemes when they are needed."

 

"Working with the Studio design team helped us to really focus our messages to the Trustees."

 

 

"Financial Canvas breathes a new lease of life to SuperVal with online charting of the valuation results supplemented by ALM analytics from Financial Canvas."

 

 

“We worked with the Studio to create the Risk Analyser so that we can demonstrate the impact of our investment ideas on the metrics that matter to our clients”

 

 

"Bolting Financial Canvas onto our existing tools supercharges the advice that we can give our clients."

 

 

"The Financial Canvas team help us to visualise information in an intuitive way to extract better insights from our pension scheme data warehouse to focus attention where it is needed."

 

 

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Pensions and investment consultants

 

As a growing number of advisers are finding, adding Financial Canvas firepower to your existing capability makes it easier, faster and cheaper to develop and deliver new analytics to your clients.

 

Set Investment Strategy for DB pension schemes

 

We provide dynamic dashboards to develop investment strategy.

 

Financial Canvas includes algorithms that allow advisers and consultants to identify and develop a shortlist of strategy ideas to demonstrate how their clients’ investment portfolios can most effectively be improved.

 

Risk management and attribution

 

Our dashboards allow the client to break down the source of risk to help target better solutions.

 

What’s unique about Financial Canvas is that clients can re-calibrate the model live and in real time (not after three months effort).

 

This is because our model is designed to be focused n the behavior of the outputs rather than esoteric variables.

 

Design & test fixed income strategies

 

When we construct liability benchmarks we illustrate how they are affected by the level and volatility of the inflation curve.

 

What’s most interesting to advisers is that Financial Canvas can be used to determine the best allocation to corporate bonds, gilts, infrastructure and other long-dated assets to position your clients’ portfolios in line with self-sufficiency targets.

 

Financial canvas solves the problem of how schemes invest when they get to the position of self-sufficiency.

 

 

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Pension Scheme CIOs

 

“I just want to know what the cashflows look like from my bond portfolio and how to change the allocation consistent with my self-sufficiency basis”

 

Financial Canvas gives CIOs control of their analytics. For the price of hiring a junior analyst Financial Canvas gives you the tools and analytics that the leading employee benefits consultants have spent years developing.

 

Our team of finance experts and experienced programmers can rapidly deploy a bespoke dashboard with the tools and modules that allow you to take control of the analytics behind the risks in your pension scheme.

 

Risk management and attribution

 

Understanding the source and size of the different risks has always been the best place to start when reviewing or assessing a new idea.

 

Financial Canvas puts this capability on your desktop so you no longer have to rely on investment consultants who cot money or on fund managers who have products to sell.

 

Financial Canvas is a tool that allows you to assess recommendations and take control of the conversation.

 

Design & test fixed income strategies

 

When we construct liability benchmarks we illustrate how they are affected by the level and volatility of the inflation curve.

 

Financial Canvas can be used to determine the best allocation to corporate bonds, gilts, infrastructure and other long-dated assets to position your clients’ portfolios in line with self-sufficiency targets.

 

Financial canvas solves the problem of how schemes invest when they get to the position of self-sufficiency.

 

Set Investment Strategy for DB pension schemes

 

We provide dynamic dashboards to develop investment strategy.

 

Financial Canvas includes algorithms that allow CIOs to identify and develop a shortlist of strategy ideas to demonstrate how their investment portfolios can most effectively be improved.

 

 

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Life Insurance Companies

 

Financial Canvas is a better way to access financial analytics. A simple interface to design, build, use and share everything you need, without coding.

 

Using our simple drag and drop interface the flowchart becomes the program allowing you to access data and perform analysis straight away.

 

The programming and IT infrastructure sit behind the solution leaving you free to focus on the financial analysis you want for you and your clients.

 

Click any block to set and view its properties. Click again to see the code for that step, allowing you to explore as deep as you choose.

Financial Canvas gives you control of your analytics but you're never alone.  We can support you every step of the way from importing old frameworks to implementing your next ideas.

 

The solution is hosted on Amazon Web Services so there is no need to install software on your machines. This provides simple access to multi-core machines when you need them and we can easily monitor and maintain the system.

 

 

Potential uses

 

Calibration Investigations

 

Financial Canvas is a powerful tool to analyse calibration options for single and multiple risks.

 

Investigations into, for instance, data treatment or distribution fitting are quick and reliable.

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The simplicity of Financial Canvas's flow diagram style makes it is easy to see what is going on and, via automated audit log, what changes other users have made.

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Financial Canvas is based on Matlab so all the statistical functions are robust and fast, and simulations that can be limited within Excel are achievable.

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Existing Matlab code can easily be incorporated into blocks, negating time wasted in duplication of current Matlab tools.

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Customisable ‘dynamic dashboards’ allow the user to see the results they want to see and publish them to various file formats.

 

 

Testing Existing Matlab Models

 

Existing Matlab code is easily incorporated into Financial Canvas blocks. This allows quick and rigorous testing procedures to be developed without the need to set up an RSG run.

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Ad hoc changes to testing design and visualisation of results are simple.

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Automatic auditing instantly records settings used.

 

Model to understand the impact of changes on the Solvency II results

 

Building a model solution in Financial Canvas will let you investigate the impact of changes to model distributions and correlations in real time.

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The modular nature will make it quick and easy to explore subsets of risks.

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This would be much faster than performing your RSG run.

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Financial Canvas can incorporate existing code, minimising setup time.

 

 

Nearest PSD matrix with constraints

 

With the help of the Financial Canvas consulting team a solution could be developed either by incorporating existing code or starting afresh.

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The intuitive flow diagram modular design is such that a mid-level actuarial student should be able to easily pick up and use the tool.

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Automatic audit log production would provide evidence that the correct inputs are chosen.

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As Financial Canvas is based on Matlab, algorithms used would be robust and fast.

 

 

Powerful analytics without the need for coding expertise

 

As Financial Canvas is based on Matlab, many powerful and robust analytic tools are available to the user without the need to be Matlab literate.

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Access to the underlying code allows users to see as much code as they want. Financial Canvas could help a user learn and develop good practice Matlab coding without being ‘thrown in the deep end’.

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The modular design and automated audit log allow separate users to work on distinct parts of the same system.

 

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Pensions and investment consultants

Pensions Scheme CIOs

 

Life Insurance Companies

As a growing number of advisers are finding, adding Financial Canvas firepower to your existing capability makes it easier, faster and cheaper to develop and deliver new analytics to your clients.

 

READ MORE

 

View Live Model

Financial Canvas gives CIOs control of their analytics. For the price of hiring a junior analyst, Financial Canvas gives you the tools and analytics that the leading employee benefits consultants have spent years developing.

 

READ MORE

 

View Live Model

Financial Canvas is a better way to access financial analytics. A simple interface to design, build, use and share everything you need, without coding.

 

READ MORE

Financial Canvas is a registered trademark
of Sciurus Analytics

 

Wimbledon Tech Campus,
35 Wimbledon Hill Road SW19 7NB

 

 

  info@financialcanvas.co.uk

   +44 (0)7930 131 550

Financial Canvas is a registered financial

product of Sciurus Analytics

Wimbledon Tech Campus,

35 Wimbledon Hill Road, London SW19 7NB

 

E info@sciurusanalytics.com

T +44 (0)7930 131 550