Calypso: Real-Time Treasury Management

Pascal Xatart, CEO, CalypsoPascal Xatart, CEO
In the current epoch, banking institutions are employing sound treasury management processes and tools to help them confirm sufficient liquidity for seamless functioning, in order to meets its periodical obligations. With dynamic changes happening in the market, treasury function is demanding a horde of varied responsibilities. However, it is challenging for an enterprise equipped with aging treasury infrastructure to handle its fragmented and disconnected framework that pose as an obstacle to the business expansion. Such siloed treasury environments are complex to manage, difficult to adapt to new market conditions, and costly to maintain. With over two decades of expertise in delivering a plethora of innovative solutions to the complex financial markets, Calypso caters to the advanced treasury management requirements of modern banking institutions. The firm’s innovative solutions provide a real-time integrated view of liquidity strength, assisting managers in financial decision-making during mission-critical situations.

By incorporating a robust set of functionalities into its treasury management solutions, the firm helps enterprises with a smart approach towards funding and liquidity. Calypso’s software platform consolidates the entire workflow providing a centralized balance sheet, funding, investment, and cash management on a single platform. This makes the treasury manager’s job simple with a real-time visibility into enterprise-wide asset liquidity from a single pane of glass. The integrated platform also helps Calypso’s customers perform stress-testing and behavioral scenario analysis on assets and liabilities with ease, in addition to providing control and coordination capabilities for funding and hedging execution. Customers can respond to internal and external pressures for improved liquidity management through the consolidated treasury management system that gives enhanced workflow agility. By providing an overall view of the enterprise data, the solution also helps managers to instantaneously monitor the status of cash positions.

The integrated platform helps Calypso’s customers perform stress-testing and behavioral scenario analysis on assets and liabilities with ease

Further, as the system is automated, back-office bank personnel can eliminate spending time on multiple entries into spreadsheets and other manual processes, reducing operational risks. Calypso also provides a powerful tool for funding cost calculation and execution. Dubbed Cash Ladder, the module displays a time-bucketed view of cash, enabling treasurers to stress cash projections and optimize funding requirements. This is pivotal in reducing global funding costs.

Calypso’s expertise in crafting cutting-edge technology solutions for treasury management has helped many large organizations overcome critical business roadblocks. For instance, a mid-tier bank, with operations in more than 30 countries that offered a range of retail, corporate, and investment banking services, faced operational hiccups in its treasury department. The client lacked a stable and centralized infrastructure to orchestrate their treasury functions, such as funding, trading, gaining visibility into liquidity, and other operations. The bank relied on manual processes to a great extent which failed to accurately assess liquidity requirements under stressed scenarios. On being approached, Calypso resolved the issue by implementing its real-time treasury management solution that consolidated all of their treasury functions on a single platform. This enabled instantaneous monitoring of treasury operations and the related process chain. The partnership also helped the bank achieve better control of critical banking and trading activities.

Over the past years, Calypso has been successfully serving several such financial enterprises across 60 countries, with their robust treasury management solutions that are being used by more than 34,000 market professionals. Their uniqueness is defined by their relentless attention to the customer’s needs and requirements. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, the company has a strong footprint in Asia, Americas, Europe, Middle East and Africa; and is open for further expansion in the months to come.