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Mizuho Bank London Implements Orchestrade to Enhance Risk Management

December 6, 2018

Orchestrade, a leading provider of trading, risk and solutions or capital markets, announced today that Mizuho Bank London has gone live on the Orchestrade system for consolidated risk management across a broad range of asset classes.

As with many large financial institutions, Mizuho generates and maintains its trading and risk data in multiple systems. This disparate approach creates challenges to producing consolidated views of risk that are 1) consistent and 2) fast enough to keep up with the business and regulatory requirements. Orchestrade enables Mizuho to achieve a consistent view of P&L and risk in near real-time by leveraging a modern, open API framework.

The implementation of Orchestrade delivers critical benefits to Mizuho including:

  • Reduction in time spent in manual processing and reconciliation
  • Lower running costs through operational simplification and automation
  • Increased flexibility in representing risk measures to different businesses and front office users.

Mizuho selected Orchestrade after an extensive review of other third-party systems as well as internal build. “It was clear from the onset that Orchestrade offered everything we needed in terms of product coverage and risk management capabilities,” states David Blake, Managing Director, Head of Market & Liquidity Risk Management at Mizuho Bank. “In the end, Orchestrade delivered on all fronts. The quality and speed of the implementation has exceeded our expectations, and we view Orchestrade as a strategic part of our trading and risk IT going forward,” he added. The implementation from selection to production was accomplished in 9 months, on schedule and within budget.

“We are extremely proud to add Mizuho to our growing list of global bank clients,” notes Gordon Chan, VP Marketing of Orchestrade. “For financial enterprises who do not want to go through a costly rip-and-replace strategy covering several legacy systems, Orchestrade offers a market-tested solution that enables firms to rapidly meet immediate regulatory and risk reporting requirements, with the added potential to replace entire legacy front office or back office systems in the medium or longer term.” Orchestrade is the only institutional-grade, cross-asset capital market platform launched after the financial crisis. It is designed to dramatically reduce IT dependency during implementation and operation by delivering a native, cross-asset, end to-end solution that is connected to the broader capital market ecosystem out of the box.

About Orchestrade Financial Systems

Founded in 2009, Orchestrade Financial Systems delivers the most modern technology for cross asset, front-to-back trading and risk management. Its award-winning capital markets platform has been implemented by leading financial institutions in North America, Europe and Asia. Orchestrade is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Paris, London and New York.

Contact: Gordon Chan,

About Mizuho Group

The Mizuho group is a global financial services leader with offices in nearly 40 countries, approximately 60,000 employees, and assets of more than USD 1.8 trillion. Mizuho provides expertise in retail banking, corporate finance, investment banking, asset management, capital markets, and sales and trading, to help businesses develop and find new opportunities for growth. To learn more:

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