The name Calypso was taken from the name of a goddess in ancient Greek mythology as told in Homer's Odyssey.
After a victorious campaign during the Trojan wars, the hero Odysseus became shipwrecked en route home. Odysseus was rescued from certain doom by the goddess Calypso, the daughter of Atlas, who fell in love with Odysseus and nursed him back to health. Calypso offered Odysseus immortality and ageless youth if he stayed with her. But Odysseus longed for home and his wife Penelope. He asked that Calypso let him continue his journey. She did not want to see him go, but so strong was Calypso's love for Odysseus that she provided him with the tools to build a boat and food to sustain him. To ensure a safe voyage, Calypso created a constant breeze to carry Odysseus safely home.
Three thousand years later, Calypso Technology provides the tools ? the first integrated software suite of trading applications ? to help those in the capital markets innovate and trade faster, across asset classes, from front office to back office. We help our customers chart their own course through the financial markets, navigate risk, and use our innovative tools to push the financial frontier. With the collaboration of our exceptional customer support and professional services teams, our customers go beyond what has previously been thought possible to quickly and safely reach their business goals.
The result: Our customers are able to manage real-time global risk and P&L across asset classes, pursue new geographic markets, respond more quickly to market conditions, improve client service, and increase productivity. Together with our customers, Calypso is "breaking the boundaries" of what's possible in capital markets. We hope you will join us on our journey.