Press Release

Supporting Our Customers in Difficult Times

NEW YORK, March 19, 2020: The coronavirus situation has created unprecedented disruption and dislocation across industries and markets. At Kamakura, our global consultants have always had the infrastructure to work remotely, both to serve our customers and to interface with our development teams in Honolulu. In these extraordinary times, our client support is operating as usual. We remain available in your time zone, wherever you are, and we will continue to provide the high-quality support you expect from us.

In response to the outbreak, markets have experienced unprecedented levels of volatility and spreads have moved in uncertain ways. We are monitoring markets for assets or asset classes which may stop trading and ensuring that we have models available to provide mark to market valuations. These analytical models, which we have developed and tested over decades, are valuable for accurate financial reporting and or evaluation of quotes on financial instruments. You can also use them to help make markets in hard-to-trade and hard-to value-assets.

We will be releasing market updates for all participants who register on our website. We will also be expanding analytics for our Kamakura Risk Information Services (KRIS) clients. Our first update related to the market uncertainty is attached to this email.

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Kamakura CEO Dr. Donald van Deventer (www.twitter.com/dvandeventer)
Kamakura President Martin Zorn (www.twitter.com/riskmgrhi)
Kamakura’s official twitter account (www.twitter.com/KamakuraCo).

About Kamakura Corporation
Founded in 1990, Honolulu-based Kamakura Corporation is a leading provider of risk management information, processing, and software. Kamakura was recognized as a category leader in the Chartis Report, Technology Solutions for Credit Risk 2.0 2018. Kamakura was named to the World Finance 100 by the editor and readers of World Finance magazine in 2017, 2016 and 2012. In 2010, Kamakura was the only vendor to win two Credit Magazine innovation awards. Kamakura Risk Manager, first sold commercially in 1993 and now in version 10.0.3, is the first enterprise risk management system for users focused on credit risk, asset and liability management, market risk, stress testing, liquidity risk, counterparty credit risk, and capital allocation from a single software solution. The KRIS public firm default service was launched in 2002. The KRIS sovereign default service, the world’s first, was launched in 2008, and the KRIS nonpublic firm default service was offered beginning in 2011. Kamakura added its U.S. Bank default probability service in 2014.

Kamakura has served more than 330 clients with assets ranging in size from $1.5 billion to $3.0 trillion and fund managers with Assets Under Management in excess of $26 trillion. Its risk management products are currently used in 47 countries, including the United States, Canada, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Russia, Ukraine, South Africa, Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and many other countries in Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

To follow risk commentary by Kamakura on a daily basis, please follow:
Kamakura CEO Dr. Donald van Deventer (www.twitter.com/dvandeventer)
Kamakura President Martin Zorn (www.twitter.com/riskmgrhi)
Kamakura’s official twitter account (www.twitter.com/KamakuraCo).

For more information, please contact:
Kamakura Corporation
2222 Kalakaua Avenue, Suite 1400, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Telephone: 1-808-791-9888
Facsimile: 1-808-791-9898
Information: info@kamakuraco.com
Web site: www.kamakuraco.com