Professional Services -
Project Management and Software Development
Developing Java Enterprise Systems for major companies of the
financial industry and other sectors is our traditional business.
We offer the development of turn-key solutions as well as project
management and development services within our customer's project
Our team covers the range of technologies from the client side
(rich Java Swing clients and web based clients) to the J2EE
application servers (BEA Weblogic, IBM Websphere) and Oracle
database systems. We are versatile in broad set of open source
tools and technologies.
Education - Seminars, Lectures and Workshops
Finance Online offers seminars, lectures and workshops for your continuing
education. This includes topics from the most recent developments
in finance and statistics. Special emphasis is put on rapid software
development systems using the R/Rmetrics environment.
From Rapid Model Prototyping to Enterprise Production Systems
The quantitative analysis of statistical data and the development
of methodologies to work with this information during the day to
day business is of major importance for many organizations.
However, there is a gap to cross to turn the results of the
quantitative analysts into production systems on enterprise
level available for the end users. Very often, the software
written and the know-how gathered during the research has to be
transferred to a group of software developers which will
re-implement it, e.g., for an Java Enterprise application
architecture. While this has been done often successfully it is
evident that there are a number of risks associated with this
A process with a well defined method to maximize the re-use of
the quantitative analysts' software assets in the production
systems and the development of an supporting software architecture
is the goal of this initiative of Finance Online. We are focussing
on the language S for statistical analysis and the open source
implementation R and their integration into the Java EE
Research & Development -
Cooperations with ETH Zurich and Industry Partners
Finance Online was founded as an spin-off company of the Swiss
Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich where the senior
partner of Finance Online, PD Dr. Diethelm Würtz, is active as
a researcher and teacher at the Institute for Theoretical Physics.
His software package Rmetrics received a strong interest of the
research community and from industry.
As a parallel initiative to R2Enterprise Finance Online supports
Master and PhD projects at ETH to strengthen the bonds between
research in statistics and the development of systems for
statistical analysis in finance and insurance. Research topics
include modern statistical methods, like Robust Statistics,
Extreme Value Theory, Copulae, Pricing and Hedging of financial
Instruments, Modern Portfolio Theory, Risk Management, among others.
Interested parties of the banking and insurance industry are
invited to contribute to these projects by, for example,
providing research topics of their interest or mentoring to
ensure the relevance of the research for their practical