TMCNet:  Australia's Metisq Capital Upgrades to Charles River IMS Version 9

[November 19, 2012]

Australia's Metisq Capital Upgrades to Charles River IMS Version 9

MELBOURNE, Australia --(Business Wire)--

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solutions provider, today announced that Metisq Capital, a specialist manager of Asian investments, has upgraded to the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS) Version 9 to expand its international equity fund management for Asia and Greater China.

"We are extremely pleased with the level of support that Charles River provides us and the upgrade enhances business productivity while improving our users' experience," said Ralph Zeltzer, Global Head of Trading, Metisq.

"From a technology perspective, the upgrade to Charles River IMS Version 9 was seamless," said Kelvin Lim, Chief Technology Officer, Metisq. "Their understanding of our business requirements resulted in an extremely smooth transition."


Metisq's upgrade to Version 9 enhances trade order and execution capabilities and post-trade processing to handle high-volume accounts and large benchmarks. Metisq's users also benefit from end-to-end compliance monitoring.

"Metisq's successful upgrade demonstrates how Charles River's approach and expertise helps reduce the burden on client staff and technology resources, both before and after an implementation," said Cameron Field, Managing Director-APAC, Charles River. "As a result, firms like Metisq can upgrade more rapidly and have immediate access to new Charles River capabilities that support strategic business initiatives."

About Metisq Capital
Metisq Capital is a specialist manager of Asian equity portfolios that applies both quantitative and qualitative investment disciplines to produce successful investment outcomes. The Metisq investment team comprises specialists located in Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.

In May 2012, Fidante Partners acquired a stake in Metisq Capital. Fidante Partners is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian company Challenger Limited (ASX: CGF).

About Charles River
Charles River provides managed solutions to streamline the investment process and automate front- and middle-office investment operations for buy-side firms. SaaS (News - Alert) solutions include hosting, application management, data, FIX connectivity and compliance services to support portfolio management, performance and risk, compliance monitoring, order and execution management, access to global liquidity and post trade processing. The company has more than 350 clients in 43 countries in the institutional asset and fund management, alternative investments, wealth management, insurance, banking, pension and custody markets.


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