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John Hancock Investments to implement Linedata Navquest advancing NAV oversight and middle office capabilities

Linedata (NYSE Euronext: LIN), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit industries, today announced that John Hancock Investments, a leading global financial services provider (and a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation of Canada), has chosen Linedata Navquest to enhance its Net Asset Value (NAV) Oversight, NAV Validation and NAV Contingency capabilities.

Linedata Navquest offers oversight, validation, testing and contingency for the full range of middle office functions developed from more than 70 customizable controls, using a client’s own rules. It automatically "double checks” the NAV produced (internally or externally) by applying a series of customizable and independent controls against the data, mitigating risks associated with producing a timely and accurate NAV. Linedata Navquest also has the ability to highlight the specific NAV component which may be responsible for the discrepancy, supporting remediation.

John Hancock Investments is a premier asset manager and one of America’s most trusted mutual fund families offering more than 200 funds to individuals and institutions. “With Linedata Navquest, we are implementing an automated, scalable solution that affirms our commitment to identifying risk and providing accurate NAVs to our customers and to the market,” said Charles A. Rizzo, CFO, John Hancock Group of Funds.

“Our industry leading solution delivers comprehensive, highly customizable middle office oversight for institutional asset managers,” said Arnaud Allmang, North America Head of Asset Management at Linedata. “Linedata Navquest allows market leaders, like John Hancock, to fully utilize our latest technology to deliver auditable, validated, contingent and oversight NAV solutions in today’s challenging market environment.”

Linedata is a global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit community, with close to 1250 employees in 20 offices across the globe. Linedata has been at the service of the financial industry from day one, and applies its market and client insight to provide innovative and flexible mission-critical software and services that help its clients grow in over 50 countries. As a pioneer for over 15 years with the set-up of SaaS infrastructure for the financial industry, Linedata remains committed to this model throughout the global financial community and for its full range of products. Headquartered in France, Linedata achieved revenues of EUR 166.8 million in 2016. This company is listed on Euronext Paris compartment B FR0004156297-LIN – Reuters LDSV.LN – Bloomberg LIN:FP.

John Hancock has helped individuals and institutions build and protect wealth since 1862. Today, we are one of the strongest and most-recognized financial brands. We serve investors globally through a unique multimanager approach: We search the world to find proven portfolio teams with specialized expertise for every strategy we offer, then we apply robust investment oversight to ensure they continue to meet our uncompromising standards and serve the best interests of our shareholders. Our approach to asset management has led to a diverse set of investments deeply rooted in investor needs, along with strong risk-adjusted returns across asset classes.