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Linedata implements ten front office clients year-to-date 2013

Growth, automation and regulation are drivers in meeting evolving market needs

Linedata (NYSE Euronext: LIN), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced that it has expanded its Linedata Front Office Platform business with various implementations of its Linedata Longview, Linedata Trader+ and Linedata Compliance modules at ten asset managers year-to-date in 2013. Linedata Trader+ is Linedata’s OEMS targeted at meeting the most advanced trading needs of the market. The majority of this growth results from the increased demands for solutions to meet the fixed income and derivative needs of the asset management community.

Linedata’s Front Office Platform supports the business requirements and critical investment workflows of portfolio managers, traders and compliance officers. With a changing landscape across all areas of the industry, firms are faced with demands for improving portfolio management and trading capabilities, keeping up with regulation, watching budgets tighten and delivering strong investment performance. Scalable platforms to manage growth and meet complex client requests are a requirement needed for firms to stay ahead of the competition. With this necessity for managing change, today, more than ever, firms must look at their operations for efficiencies and effectiveness. Preparing for growth, a need for automation and ability to adapt to and deploy regulation were the primary reasons cited for implementing the Linedata Front Office Platform.

Highlights of the ten firms that went live since the beginning of 2013 include:

• Assets under management range from those with €1.5 billion to firms with over €305 billion.
• Firms included four new fixed income clients and three clients that added additional investments and trading desks to support fixed income and derivatives.
• Four of these clients will access the platform through Linedata Hosting.
• Two firms are making use of Linedata Trader+ exclusively to support their trading requirements.

“As the markets evolve, our client base is also evolving, as evidenced by the predominance of fixed income and derivatives deals during these first months of 2013,” states Daniel Burstein, Chief Operating Officer for Linedata Front Office Asset Management. “Our clients are able to leverage the expertise of the Linedata Implementation Services team to tailor our solutions to streamline their operations. With an average of 15 years of industry experience, Linedata’s consulting team fully understands the requirements of buy side firms. Linedata remains committed to providing services and solutions that meet the ever-changing needs our clients require.”

Linedata Front Office Platform comprises portfolio management, trading, compliance and reporting; it provides a unique, integrated global application to support the needs of institutional and alternative asset managers. The platform is fully multi-currency, multi-asset and supports the “follow-the-sun” businesses of some of the largest and most complex institutions in the world. It offers the flexibility and scalability to grow with your business and is offered in both a hosted or deployed environment. Over 40% of our global workforce is dedicated to offering a full spectrum of services including training, implementations, consulting, application development, hosting, SaaS and connectivity management.