Visual Risk is a privately owned treasury solutions company, catering to mid – large size corporates and financial institutions. Based in Sydney, we service our client base across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and Europe.

We were founded in 2001 with a strong focus on developing our distinctive brand of forward-looking interest rate, FX and commodity risk analytics. Since then, demand from users has driven a rapid diversification into asset-liability management, hedge accounting, treasury management and cash and liquidity management.

The result is today’s unique treasury software solution suite which has proved invaluable for treasurers and risk managers across the globe with many worldwide corporates and financial institutions reliant on us for their treasury needs.

A unique combination of innovative technology, ease-of-use, rapid implementation & great support

Our Difference?

In today’s volatile markets, regulatory pressures and a need for tighter risk management processes are forcing companies and financial institutions to look beyond spreadsheets and seek more robust and fully-featured treasury solutions. Visual Risk has recognised that need and assembled a dedicated team of experienced treasury and technology professionals whose objective is to create the world’s best treasury software. Visual Risk is the first treasury management system to fully integrate our unique style of forward-looking risk analytics together with best-of-breed compliance and back-office functionality in a single software application.


We are committed to excellence
in four key areas:

Continuous innovation
Key to Visual Risk’s success as a company has been our proven leadership in the research and development of advanced risk analysis and hedge accounting compliance solutions. These are highly complex and dynamic fields where rapid change has become the norm. Visual Risk has excelled and thrived in this ever-changing financial environment and can now offer practical solutions which dynamically advance in the face of continuous change.
Intuitive and easy-to-use software
A primary objective of any great software company is to develop functionality that is intuitive and easy-to-use. At Visual Risk, we focus on building software that new users can learn to use quickly, to not only eliminate tedious repetitive tasks, but also to effortlessly provide clear answers to complex problems. Our systems allow users to quickly report on past, present and future treasury activities in a totally unique way and in so doing almost completely eliminate the need to maintain large suites of onerous, time-consuming spreadsheets.
Rapid implementation
A highly appealing feature of Visual Risk is our ability to deploy our systems in a far shorter time frame than other vendors in the treasury space. Our system implementations are often completed in a matter of weeks rather than months, which means we can greatly reduce much of the cost, time and disruption normally associated with the implementation process. This efficiency is enormously attractive to our users.
Market-leading client support
Visual Risk offers access to deep expertise across the technically challenging fields of risk analysis, derivative valuations and hedge accounting. As a company we are committed to delivering best-practice Support and training which is critical to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from our software.

Our People

Founder & Managing DirectortopR

Paul Nailand

Paul co-founded Visual Risk in 2001 and is joint managing director with responsibility for the technical management of the company. Paul has over 23 years experience in financial markets. Prior to Visual Risk, he worked in investment banking where he gained a unique blend of systems and market knowledge from positions in derivatives trading, corporate treasury outsourcing and equities research. Paul holds a Masters of Science from the University of the Witwatersrand.

Founder & Managing DirectortopR

Richard Hughes

Richard co-founded Visual Risk in 2001 and is joint managing director with responsibility for the marketing management of the company. Richard has over 25 years experience in financial markets where he has consulted widely to corporate treasuries. Richard previously worked in investment banking and was widely involved in treasury-related roles including derivative trading and risk advisory. Richard holds a Bachelor of Business Science (Finance) from the University of Cape Town.

Director SalestopR

Glen Giffen

Glen leads our international sales team. He is a specialist in the fields of treasury risk and compliance where he has consulted widely to major corporations and financial institutions. Glen has over 15 years experience in banking and finance as as an FX and interest rate risk management specialist. He holds a Masters of Commerce (Applied Finance) from the University of NSW and a Bachelor of Economics from the Australian National University.

Chief Technology OfficertopR

Dan Coutts

Dan leads our software development teams and drives our technology platforms including Cloud delivery. He has over 17 years of executive experience leading software development teams in the production and support of international products servicing the Finance, FMCG and Media market sectors. Dan has deep experience in the successful delivery of multi-million dollar projects. Prior to running development teams, Dan implemented treasury dealing room systems and managed large network migration projects.

Chief Operating Officer – UK/ EuropetopR

Dr Alankar Karol

Alankar leads our European operations. He has over 10 years of experience designing and implementing treasury solutions. He consults widely with leading global companies and financial institutions with a strong focus on complex risk, valuation and hedge accounting issues. Alankar was previously at the University of Technology, Sydney where he collaborated with the Central Bank of Denmark on building Intelligent financial systems. He holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and a Masters of Finance.

Head of Client RelationstopR

Wayne Fu

Wayne leads our Client Relationship Management and support teams with responsibility for managing a diverse portfolio of clients, implementations and support processes. He has over 13 years of treasury and risk management systems experience in both the banking and corporate space. He specializes in risk and asset-liability management and has a particular interest in treasury transformations. He holds a Bachelor of Computer Engineering (Hons) and an Executive MBA from the University of NSW.