Financial Services


Risk Management

In South Africa, MATLAB® is the tool of choice for risk managers and analysts because of the ease with which they can build sophisticated risk models and integrate these models into their organisations. Opti-Num Solutions has trained risk managers and analysts around the country to use MATLAB to:

We work with risk management professionals in the fields of market risk, credit risk, operational risk and liquidity risk. MATLAB is the analytics environment of choice in these areas because of its high-level language and built-in function libraries, which enable fast prototyping of models. MATLAB’s array-based environment lends itself to Monte Carlo simulation, allowing you to run and analyse hundreds of thousands of scenarios, with the option to utilise additional memory and processing power using Parallel Computing Toolbox. For those building applications to be used by other parts of the business, or by clients, MATLAB enables a streamlined workflow, allowing you to take a model from research to production, without the need for re-coding. Our consulting team has worked extensively in the risk management space, helping our customers build and optimise their risk models, and creating user-friendly graphical user interfaces as front-ends to complex risk models.