In response to increased demand for Charles Riverâs Managed Services, which includes application management, hosting, FIX Administration and data services for Charles River IMS, a hosting center was opened in the UK to complement the existing facilities in the US. The new UK hosting facility is SAS70 Type I and II certified and better serves clients in Europe, Middle East and Africa. The new Charles River Data Service augments the companyâs Managed Services offering to increase data accuracy, improve the end user experience and help clients reduce the cost and complexity of data management. The service provides equity and fixed income reference and real-time market data that is aggregated from multiple data sources, mapped and fed directly into Charles River IMS. Charles River coordinates with data vendors on behalf of clients to monitor and manage interfaces, changes in data feeds, new data requirements and software upgrades.
âCharles River Development has firmly established itself as an enterprise solution provider for the buy-side, demonstrated by the growing adoption of our Managed Services and the launch of the Charles River Data Service,â said Peter Lambertus, president and chief executive officer, Charles River Development. âBy leveraging our investment management platform expertise, clients are able to utilize Charles River IMS to its full potential, maximizing the return on their investment while freeing up internal resources. In 2011, 70% of new clients adopted our Managed Services.â
2011 highlights include:
â¢ 39 new clients and 6 major expansions of existing clients, extending Charles River IMS usage to a total of 42 countries worldwide;
â¢ 63 clients live globally on the latest Charles River IMS release, Version 9, with over 100 planning to implement Version 9 in 2012;
â¢ 545 trading destinations and 173 buy-side clients on the Charles River FIX Network;
â¢ Over 60 clients leveraging Charles Riverâs Managed Services offering;
â¢ Introduced the Charles River Data Service, a single, fully-managed data source for clients;
â¢ Opened a hosting facility in the UK and opened a managed services staff facility in Indianapolis, IN, USA to expand staffing and coverage;
â¢ Rolled out Charles River Compliance Health Check, a best practice compliance assessment service for Charles River clients;
â¢ Received âEuropean Front Office of the Yearâ by the Funds Europe Awards 2011; âBest OMSâ from AsianInvestorâs 2011 Service Provider Awards; âBest Technology Provider of the Yearâ from Buy-Side Technology 2011; âTop OMS in Canadaâ from Investment Technology Awards 2011; and ranked in the âFinTech Top 100â from American Banker/Financial Insights 2011.