The Strats group delivers applications that solve quantitative problems for businesses across the Investment Bank. The design, specification and implementation is by Strats in close partnership with Trading, Sales, Middle Office and Technology groups. The applications cover risk analysis and live pricing tools as well as E-Trading flow analytics and algorithms. This includes batch, real-time and desktop processing using a single cohesive architecture. The consistency in analytics and the technology platform ensures that no arbitrage can exist between various parts of the Bank as well as rational allocation of constrained resources, including risk budget, balance sheet, funding, and capital.
The newly formed Core Infrastructure Group is responsible for the tooling that underpins multiple aspects of the Strats projects including delivering SDLC tools, Test Automation and Monitoring. It also works with other DB Technology groups to provision hardware estate including compute grid as well as Control functions covering Regulation and Policy adherence.