MBRM - MB Risk Management
29 Throgmorton Street
London EC2N 2AT
United Kingdom

Switchboard: +44 20-7628 2007
Support: +44 20-7628 2008

MBRM Technical Support Facilities


Dec 2007


  • Excel 2007 multi-threaded (MTC) support

    If you have a machine with dual-core or multiple CPUs, you can experience manifold speed increases when using the new multi-threaded version 10 of the Universal Add-ins under Microsoft Excel 2007. The speed increase during intensive calculations is almost directly proportional to the number of cores/CPUs used.
  • MBRM Load-Balanced Grid Computing Server Farm (MBRMGF)

    Excel users can spread their recalculations across the MBRM load-balanced Grid Computing Server Farm.

    Substantially speeds up recalculation time using low cost Server Farm computers whilst users retain the flexibility and familiarity of their usual Excel environment.

    Both client developed in-house libraries and MBRM's Universal Add-in libraries supported.
  • 32 bit & 64 bit Windows and Unix library support

    Enhanced optimisation techniques for the CALIBRATION OF LOCAL VOLATILITY SURFACE from an implied volatility surface for improved accuracy and enhanced arbitrage analysis of plain vanilla and exotic options.

For full details on MBRM's latest initiatives in Market, Credit and Operational risk please use the following link for our recent press releases:



This amnesty is open to all legal entities (including individuals) world-wide. By ordering before 8th January 2008.

As a goodwill gesture, we will, without prejudice, overlook any contravention of our licensing terms and conditions, IF orders for the users and licenses in question are received before 8th January 2008.

This might be an ideal opportunity to ensure that none of your Home Licenses are allocated incorrectly (i.e. being wrongly used in a machine other than the main user's Home machine), and if they are, to acquire the appropriate license for all of your users.

Home Licenses are provided on condition that the Universal Add-in software is only used on the user's HOME machine when his/her primary/main office machine is not being used. Otherwise, the use of our software will be in contravention of the terms of the license.


We are pleased to confirm that quoting, generating proforma invoices and buying of our add-ins is fully automated on our MBRM WEB SERVICE :


After you log in, just choose the main menu option:

"Online quotes, proforma invoices and purchasing"

Our Support/Maintenance Contract is an integral part of our software package which enables research and development on our side and has multiple free benefits on the user's side. Our Support/Maintenance Contract entitles you to:

  • Free telephone, fax and E-mail support for high-speed query analysis.
  • Free upgrades to the latest version of our Add-ins at any time.
  • Free license for your home computer (as long as the office and home machines are not used at the same time).
  • Access to the MBRM Web Service for license administration, support forums, instant quotes, etc.

Therefore the support contract will save you TIME and MONEY in both the short and long term.

Users must maintain a valid Support/Maintenance Contract in order to use the software.


The UNIVERSAL Add-ins are compatible with Excel 2007 multi-threaded calculation (MTC), Excel, Access, OOo, Visual Basic, VB.NET, C/C++/C#, Java, Fortran and ActiveX running under Windows 95/98/ME, Windows NT/2000/XP/2003 and Windows Vista (2007)

UNIX (Solaris, Linux, AIX) static and shared libraries, as well as C/C++ source code, also available for Intel, SUN, and IBM i/p/x/z Series platforms

32 bit & 64 bit Windows and Unix library support

MBRM Load-Balanced Grid Computing Server Farm (MBRM Grid Farm)


MBRM are developers of the world-famous UNIVERSAL Add-ins. With 30,000+ users world-wide, the UNIVERSAL Add-ins are the most widely-used derivative software for the pricing, risk management, trading, arbitrage, fund management and auditing of securities, options, futures and swaps in the convertible, fixed income, commodities, energy, equities, foreign exchange and money markets. Links with most real-time feeds create a powerful and dynamic analytical environment. MBRM's software is used world-wide in mission critical applications by most major Investment Houses, Money Managers and Corporate Treasuries.

The UNIVERSAL Add-ins are all implemented as function calls in a Dynamic Link Library (DLL), thus assisting in the ease of use and integration into the user's analytical environment. They can therefore be called from Excel 2007 multi-threaded calculation (MTC), Excel, Access, OOo, Visual Basic, VB.NET, C/C++/C#, Java, etc. This object-orientated building-block approach provides unequalled speed, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. MBRM's technical support is excellent since the software has been designed and implemented in-house. A free fully functional 30 day trial can be downloaded from MBRM's internet web site:


MBRM also provides source code and analytical consultancy to integrate its technology into existing in-house systems. This provides an alternative to either developing the software in-house, or buying in a potentially inflexible third party system. By sharing its analytical techniques with many clients, MBRM can assist you in building a low cost in-house solution with world-beating analytical tools. Additionally, MBRM provides customised risk management training which uniquely combines analytical excellence with technology solutions, at either their or the client's premises. This would be tailored to the participants' backgrounds, whether they are traders, technology or internal audit professionals. This could include solving real life problems with which the participants are struggling.

MBRM was founded in 1988 by Dr. Mamdouh Barakat. Prior to this, Mamdouh was a quantitative analyst with Drexel Burnham Lambert. He has also held the post of Senior Managing Director of Philadelphia based FNX Limited, who provide global risk management systems to the largest institutions in the world. He received his doctorate, in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Simulation Modelling, from the London School of Economics.

MBRM are pioneers of the financial add-in and toolkit market segments and have been continuously providing leading edge analytical solutions since 1988 and have one of the longest successful track records in the industry. MBRM regard this as essential since every sale is the start of a long term partnership. MBRM are therefore able to provide the best, fastest, most flexible, most comprehensive, most cost-effective and best supported enterprise-wide Client/Server Portfolio & Risk Management systems, advanced derivative portfolio analysers, analytical toolkits, financial calculators, source code, consultancy and risk management training.

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