Case Studies

Global financial services company


The Customer

A Group that provides financial advice and solutions to wealthy, institutional and corporate clients worldwide, as well as private clients in Switzerland. The operational structure of the Group is comprised of a Corporate Center and five business divisions: Wealth Management, Wealth Management Americas, Personal & Corporate Banking, Asset Management and the Investment Bank.

The Need

The customer’s award-winning portfolio analysis and risk management system uses advanced analytical tools to measure risk and performance across fixed income, commodities, equities and foreign exchange.The customer required deep dive gap analysis of the analytics they had in house compared to the analytics used in AIFMD Annex IV,  Form PF and Opera reports. 

The AQMetrics Service Benefits

In 2013 AQMetrics provided the Customer with an on-demand knowledge base and synopsis of the synergies between AIFMD Annex IV,  Form PF and Opera reports and the analytics build out required by the Customer across the three areas. 


The Customer

Opus is an award-winning, privately owned and operated full service domestic and offshore global fund administrator. With offices in New York, Chicago, San Francisco and Bermuda Opus provides fund administration services to global clients.

The Need

Opus required an ‘on-demand’ FATCA XML reporting and filing solution.

The AQMetrics Service Benefits

AQMetrics provides Opus with a seamless cloud solution to assess, track and present validated FATCA data in a timely manner. The AQMetrics service reduces reliance on manual data management and provides transparent, auditable regulatory XML reports that can be distributed to all governance levels in the organisation and directly to regulators, including non-EU and non-US regulators, such as the BVI Financial Services Commission.

Mediolanun International Funds


The Customer

Mediolanum Irish Operations comprises of Mediolanum Asset Management Limited (MAML), Mediolanum International Funds Limited (MIFL) and Mediolanum International Life Limited (MILL). Mediolanum Group Operations have a best-in-breed approach to Risk Management which examines all areas of quantitative, qualitative and emerging risk across the Mediolanum business units.

The Need

Mediolanum required a dashboard for Risk Assessment to calculate, analyse and audit risk in accordance with Mediolanum operational requirements.

The AQMetrics Service Benefits

AQMetrics provides Mediolanum with a Risk Supervisory Control Portal to assess, track and present risk in a meaningful, business-critical manner. The AQMetrics service reduces reliance on ‘blackbox’ legacy macros and provides transparent, auditable risk reporting that can be distributed to all governance levels in the organisation.

Global leader in Fund Services


The Customer

A global quality leader in the trust and corporate services sector, providing a broad range of specialized administrative services to multinational corporations, financial institutions, alternative investment funds and private clients from every corner of the world.

The Need

Due to the global nature of the Customer, a cross-border compliance solution was required. This solution had to meet regulatory reporting requirements in multiple jurisdictions, without significant operational overhead.

The AQMetrics Service Benefits

AQMetrics provides the Customer with an on-demand, cloud-based service for regulatory reporting.  The AQMetrics service simplifies cross jurisdictional compliance complexities and provided an efficient, cost effective solution seamlessly filing into regulators in Sweden(Finansinspektionen), Germany (BaFIN), Norway (Finanstilsynet), Denmark (Finanstilsynet), Finland (Finansivalvonta) and the UK (FCA).

GlobalReach Securities


The Customer

GlobalReach Securities (GRS) provides investment advisory and management services to private, pension, institutional and corporate clients. GRS also acts as promoter, distributor and investment manager to a number of investment funds.

The Need

GlobalReach Securities required a risk monitoring solution to incorporate derivatives conversion (including interest rate swaps schedules), risk management oversight and fee management.

AQMetrics Benefits

AQMetrics provides GlobalReach securities with an ‘always-on’ holistic Risk Management solution. This brings together pre-defined, advanced analytics with an intuitive alert management workflow to streamline repeatable business activities. In addition, the AQMetrics VaR reporting tool enables GlobalReach to measure risk using either Monte Carlo, historical or variance/co-variance methods.

Balllybunion Capital Funds Management


The Customer

Ballybunion Capital is an AIFM investment manager of regulated funds, specialising in private equity, structured funds, emerging and frontier markets and other alternative asset classes.

The Need

Ballybunion required an AIFMD AnnexIV regulatory filing solution for private equity funds, that could ingest the data in its native format and report to the local regulator in a timely, operationally efficient manner.

The AQMetrics Service Benefits

AQMetrics  simplifies Ballybunion Capital’s Annex IV reporting process with minimum impact to the day-to-day operations. AQMetrics ingests portfolio valuations data, contextualises the data and aggregates exposures with minimum involvement from the customer. AQMetrics ensures that all reports are submitted directly to the regulators, with final sign off being the only step required from the customer.


The Customer

GAFM is a Dublin based investment management company that specialises in alternative investment fund strategies. The GAFM expertise includes syndicated property transactions, property financing, corporate banking, foreign exchange & interest rate trading, fund of funds, private equity and managed futures & options.

The Need

GAFM required a compliance service that could support REITs, funds with derivatives and fund of funds, in line with their business expansion plans.

The AQMetrics Service Benefits

AQMetrics provides GAFM with a cloud-based compliance service enriched and matured with input from our customer base over a period of 4 years. This knowledge-rich platform allowed GAFM to avail of multiple compliance and risk modules to meet their emerging regulatory obligations.


The Customer

L&P Investment Services Limited (the “Firm”) is regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland. It is authorised as an investment firm under the European Communities (Markets in Financial Instruments) Regulations 2007, (as amended) (the “MiFID Regulations”), to carry out the specified investment services as detailed below.

MiFID Investment Services:

  • Investment advice
  • The receipt and transmission of orders in relation to one or more financial instruments
  • Portfolio management

The MiFID Regulations impact the way financial services are provided across the countries of the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

The Need

MiFID investment firms are required to calculate their capital requirements in accordance with the criteria outlined in the Capital Requirements Regulations and Directives. Firms are required to hold the minimum level of capital at all times and are required to submit capital returns to the Central Bank of Ireland on a periodic basis.

The Capital Requirements Directives (“CRD”) govern the amount and nature of capital that firms are required to maintain and are made up of three components called Pillar 1, Pillar 2 and Pillar 3, which jointly form the prudential framework.

Pillar 1: Sets out a methodology for the calculation of investment firms’ minimum regulatory capital.

Pillar 2: Requires firms to fully assess their risks and to ensure there is a practical link between their risk profile and the capital they maintain in accordance with their internal capital adequacy assessment process.

Pillar 3: Obliges firms to publicly disclose information concerning their capital, risk exposures and risk assessment processes.

The Capital Requirements Regulation No. 575 of 2013 (CRR) and Directive 2013/36/EU (CRD IV) came into effect on 1 January, 2014.

The AQMetrics Service Benefits

AQMetrics provided L&P with an on-demand, cloud-based service for COREP/FINREP XBRL reporting.  The AQMetrics service simplified the XBRL cross validation complexities and provided an efficient, cost effective solution seamlessly translating L&P data into COREP/FINREP XBRL, automatically cross validating the data prior to submission to the Central Bank of Ireland and then managed the filings to the Regulator from initial submission through to sign off.

L&P was subject to the full scope of the CRR and CRD IV requirements in the calendar year 2014. However, due to the limited investment services that the Firm is authorised to provide, with effect from 15 May 2015, the Firm has fallen out of the full scope of the CRR and CRD IV. AQMetrics filed COREP/FINREP xbrl reports to the Central Bank of Ireland in 2014 and 2015 on behalf of L&P.