Calypso announces first Portuguese client
San Francisco, 15 May 2006
Calypso Technology, Inc., a leading provider of capital markets trading software solutions for global financial institutions, today announced that Banco Espírito Santo, SA, a leading Portuguese commercial bank, has selected Calypso as its cross-asset back office solution for Treasury and Capital Markets. Calypso will be deployed across subsidiaries.
Calypso was selected on the strength of its complete cross-asset coverage which provided the best fit for its business. This is coupled with Calypso's proven implementation track record and strong list of reference clients. Banco Espírito Santo needed to replace outdated legacy systems and considered several vendor solutions.
Mr. Pedro Cruchinho, a Senior VP at Banco Espírito Santo, commented: "We conducted a thorough review of several systems for our Treasury and Capital Markets department. Calypso stood out as the solution that could handle every instrument we traded - it is truly a cross-asset system."
"The project with Banco Espírito Santo represents our first step into the Portuguese market, while expanding our Southern European client base. This is a very exciting growth phase for Calypso and we are delighted that Banco Espírito Santo is part of the success story," said Charles Marston, Chairman and CEO of Calypso Technology, Inc.