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Don founded Kamakura Corporation in April 1990 and currently serves as its chairman and chief executive officer where he focuses on enterprise wide risk management and modern credit risk technology. His primary financial consulting and research interests involve the practical application of leading edge financial theory to solve critical financial risk management problems. Don was elected to the 50 member RISK Magazine Hall of Fame in 2002 for his work at Kamakura. Read More

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Dec 11

Written by: Donald van Deventer
12/11/2009 12:22 AM 

This post is an appreciation of our Kamakura Risk Manager and Kamakura Risk Information Services clients, who have ranked us number one in the world again in a survey just out from a prestigious risk management publication.

Risk Magazine has just released the Risk Technology 2009 rankings on  The rankings are available for viewing if one registers for a trial subscription of RISK Magazine.  On behalf of all of us at Kamakura Corporation, we would like to express our gratitude to the KRM and KRIS clients who voted us, along with our distributor Fiserv, to some very prestigious rankings:

  • First place, Asset and Liability Management
  • First place, Liquidity Risk Management
  • Fifth place, Market Risk Management
  • Fifth place, Basel II
  • Fifth place, Risk Dashboard

Overall, RISK ranked Fiserv-Kamakura 7th (after you correct an error in the RISK table) among all vendors.  Excluding areas where Kamakura does not compete (dealing systems, pricing and analytics for dealers, and collateral management), Fiserv-Kamakura also ranked 7th both by mentions and by points on a 10-7-5-3-1 scale.  Kamakura is the only company in the top seven firms that is not a publicly listed company (except Sungard, which was taken private in recent years).

This achievement could not have been accomplished without decades of support from our clients and our friends in the financial services industry.  We are very grateful for your support.  We will never stop doing our best to make KRM and KRIS even more powerful every single day.

Donald R. van Deventer
Kamakura Corporation
Honolulu, December 11, 2009