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Kis Capital Launches with Imagine Software for Real-time Portfolio and Risk Management

Imagine Software today announced that KIS Capital selected its award-winning ASP service for real-time portfolio and risk management.
KIS Capital is an Australian based hedge fund with an Asia ex-Japan focus primarily trading equities, options, warrants and convertibles. In response to investor interest following recently published results that show a return of over 40 percent since its October 2009 launch, KIS Capital is in the process of launching an off-shore vehicle, managed in parallel with the Australian fund.

After careful consideration of the leading solutions on the market, Imagine was selected due to its ease of use, depth of functionality, asset-class coverage and superior level of support. KIS Capital benefits from the economies of scale offered by Imagine’s cloud-based solution, which provides data management, network security, and disaster recovery. In addition, the system is accessible to the entire fund management team from anywhere in the world, at anytime.

KIS required a one-stop-shop solution that was capable of managing trade flows, live P&L and risk analysis for a wide range of asset classes globally. The firm uses Imagine’s risk engines to calculate real-time VaR, delta exposures, and limits on industry and underlying concentrations. With Imagine, KIS can respond quickly to investors’ demands for information using flexible risk reporting tools.

“Imagine is more user friendly than any system I’ve ever used in the past,” commented Michael Surridge, Chief Investment Officer at KIS Capital. “The as-of mode is very impressive due to the amount of historical data in the system. I’ve never seen the ability to run that sort of historical analysis on trader’s desks, and we use it regularly. When launching the fund, it was a priority for me to get a turn-key solution in place and Imagine offers depth of functionality as well as IT and data management. This lets us focus on our core competency: increasing returns for investors.”

Yvonne Dahl, Global Director of Sales and Marketing at Imagine, said, “KIS Capital has a very successful investment strategy and impressive results since its launch in 2009. The fund wanted to implement a system that could grow with their business, and Imagine offers the kind of scalability that will support KIS as they develop within Australia and abroad. We look forward to a long and successful partnership with them.”