Financial Risk Group Named SAS 2017 Canada and Latin America Regional Partner of the Year

Financial Risk Group was recognized as SAS 2017 Canada and Latin America Regional Partner of the Year at an awards ceremony held during SAS® Global Forum in Orlando, Florida in April.

“Last year was a big one for FRG,” said Mike Forno, an FRG Partner and Senior Director of Sales.  “We celebrated our 10 year anniversary, surpassed 50 employees, opened our first international office in Kuala Lumpur and purchased a new, larger office to house our growing firm in the U.S.  Given all of that, this award means so much in validating that we are providing great value to our partners and clients worldwide.  SAS is our most strategic partner and we are absolutely honored that they gave us this award.  It lets us know that the 10 years of hard work is paying off.”

As customer demand for analytics solutions grows and delivery models evolve, a robust partner community is critical. SAS’ strong Partner Program of consulting firms, resellers, OEMs and managed analytic services providers continues to help customers implement SAS technology and solve their most complex business problems.

The strategic alliance between SAS and FRG helps clients around the world identify and execute effective risk management strategies. Working together FRG can offer clients solutions that include:

  • Technology integration covering enterprise risk analytics, data management, derivative valuation technology and other areas.
  • Implementation and integration service for multiple SAS products
  • Design of methodologies for integrated measurement of market, credit, and operational risks
  • Business process review and recommendations geared towards strategic value, operational efficiency, and regulatory compliance

The awards ceremony recognized the innovation and value that SAS partners such as Financial Risk Group drive every day for customers.

Mike Forno (center), FRG Partner and Senior Director of Sales, accepts the award during the SAS® Partner Forum in Orlando, Florida.

“There’s a tremendous amount of opportunity in the analytics space,” said SAS Vice President of Alliances Russ Cobb. “SAS is developing new technologies and exploring ways to help our customers grow their businesses. Our partner community plays a critical part in that. Together, we give our customers an end-to-end solution from implementing the technology to business process change.”

This Awards Program is part of the company’s continued efforts to drive partners’ return on investment in SAS. In fact, many partners capitalized on the new training and credentials program to deepen their SAS skills, resulting in a 68 percent increase in partners earning SAS credentials last year.

The announcement was made at SAS® Global Forum, the world’s largest analytics conference, with more than 30,000 business and IT users of SAS software participating on-site and online.

About Financial Risk Group:

Financial Risk Group is an international risk management services firm dedicated to helping clients around the world maximize the effectiveness and value of their investments in risk management technology, methodology and processes. FRG provides clients with unique technology offerings, implementation services, business advisory services and thought leadership in various areas of risk