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My first 4 months at MORS Software as a Financial Software Specialist

I joined MORS Software 4 months ago as a Financial Software Specialist. My job includes supporting our customers in using our software, to help resolve technical problems, and to participate in various internal and customer focussed projects in order to further develop our software and our company. I graduated from LUT MSF in 2020 and […]

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Your ALM solution vendor’s approach to Risk Management should tell you everything you need to know about their product

2020 – a year of reckoning and a signal for change MORS Software is a leading provider of Risk and ALM Management Solutions to the global banking community. Founded by Risk and Treasury practitioners and with a team primarily consisting of Risk and ALM Practitioners, you’d expect we’d know a thing or two about managing […]

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The MORS Software team and our way of working

On our website, we provide lots of information on our product and service offering but less about the team behind the business. We thought it would be interesting to give a glimpse of the people behind the software, the MORS Software team, us. We are a group of dedicated MORS Software people in Helsinki, Stockholm, […]

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MORS is 25 years old today!

Can you believe it’s 25 years ago since Petri Makkonen and I kicked the first ever MORS system into life? Yes, it was on 16th March 1996 in the basement of Handelsbanken, Helsinki. That very first version of MORS was able to read transaction data, all new deals from the front office system of the […]

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Stress testing in banks – more important today than ever before

Banks and other financial institutions form the core infrastructure of the world’s economy. They are key in facilitating international trade and in supporting the service sector, both locally and globally. Banks are also present in our everyday life. They provide numerous payments, savings and lending services. This includes helping us paying our everyday expenses, saving […]

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Happy 15th Birthday MORS Software!

Some words from MORS Software’s Co-founder and CEO, Mika Mustakallio

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Feedback: operational readiness for a zero or negative Bank Rate

This is a letter from Sam Woods, Deputy Governor and CEO, Prudential Regulation Authority of Bank of England. I wrote to you on 12 October 2020 to request information about your firm’s readiness to deal with a zero or near-zero Bank Rate, a negative Bank Rate, or a tiered system of reserves remuneration, in the […]

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MORS Comment: “ECB releases 2020 SREP results”

Yesterday, the ECB / SSM (Single Supervisory Mechanism) released the annual SREP results for 2020 – 2020 SREP aggregate results (europa.eu) The results release was accompanied by a live stream, with a Q&A session – ECB Banking Supervision Press Conference – 28 January 2021 – YouTube In terms of take-aways from the 2020 results, there […]

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Profitability Management in banking – how it relates to Asset and Liability Management (ALM), and how to solve the most common problems

This article provides all the basic information you need on the common challenges of Profitability Management in banks. We’ll be going through the following subjects: What is profitability management and why does it matter? The main goal of Profitability Management Four typical challenges banks face in Profitability Management The key ingredients of ALM for Profitability […]

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EBA confirms banks’ solid capital and liquidity positions but warns about asset quality prospects and structurally low profitability

The European Banking Authority (EBA) published today its annual Risk Assessment of the European banking system. The report is accompanied by the publication of the 2020 EU-wide transparency exercise, which provides detailed information, in a comparable and accessible format, for 129 banks across 26 EEA / EU countries and for 6 banks from UK. Despite […]

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