Princeton Financial and Charles River Development announce Charles River Trading System / PAM® Interface

Princeton, NJ USA (August 23, 2002) - Princeton Financial Systems and Charles River Development have introduced an interface between PAM and the Charles River Trading System (CRTS). PAM is Princeton Financial's industry-leading portfolio management and accounting system. CRTS is Charles River's market-leading global buy-side order and trade management system for investment managers. The interface allows both systems to communicate seamlessly, providing a comprehensive front-, middle- and back-office solution for institutional investment organizations.

Charles River and Princeton Financial developed the bi-directional interface to support all investment classes, including equity, fixed income, currency and derivatives. The interface coordinates communication and processing of security master files (SMF), account, holdings and trade information between PAM and CRTS.

The Charles River Trading System automates the investment management process by providing portfolio managers, traders, compliance and operations personnel with portfolio management, order management and straight-through-processing (STP) capabilities. The system incorporates automatic account re-balancing and modeling, electronic trading via FIX, pre- and post-trade compliance monitoring, "what if" analysis, multi-currency cash forecasting and a manager workbench for portfolio management.

"As a mutual customer of Princeton Financial and Charles River, we're thrilled with the operational efficiencies gained by well-integrated trade order management and accounting systems," said Audrey Gan, Vice President of Operations at AEGON Capital Management (previously Transamerica Life). "Our portfolio managers and traders finally have a real-time portfolio management and trading system that is synchronized with our portfolio accounting environment."

"By interfacing with the Charles River Trading System, we offer our clients seamless connectivity to increase the accuracy and efficiency of their investment processes," said Princeton Financial Chief Operating Officer Scott Ferrante. "Our partnership with Charles River is just another example of our commitment to continuing to meet the STP requirements of our clients."

Charles River is a member of Princeton Financial's PFS Solutions Partners Program, which helps clients leverage the maximum benefit of the integrated solutions provided by their PAM system and other service providers. The program refers clients to innovative, industry-leading vendors that provide PAM-compatible interfaces, applications, development support and consulting services.

"The buy-side demand for a comprehensive front-to-back global investment management solution is growing dramatically," said Tom Driscoll, Charles River Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "The integration of PAM and the Charles River Trading System provides clients with a solid, low-risk, best-of-breed approach."

Princeton Financial Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of State Street Corporation, is a leading provider of investment management and accounting systems and ASP services for global institutional investors. Its flagship PAM® investment management systems provide comprehensive STP-ready front-to-back office functionality that can be licensed for in-house use or accessed via the Internet. PAM® systems are currently used worldwide by 335 leading insurance companies, mutual funds and unit trusts, investment managers, pension funds, and banks, which manage combined total assets near US $3 trillion. Princeton Financial has offices located in the United States; Windsor, England; Brussels; Sydney; Singapore and Toronto.

Charles River Development (CRD) was founded in 1984 and is privately held. CRD develops and markets financial software products and consulting services for the investment management, banking, and insurance industries. Its major products are the Charles River Trading System and the ComplianceMaster compliance monitoring system, which are installed at over 85 major organizations worldwide. CRD is the market leader in buy-side trading and compliance software and processes over US $7 trillion in assets. Charles River, with headquarters in Burlington, MA, has a London office that serves Europe, Africa and the Middle East. Other office locations include San Francisco, Chicago, Singapore and Sydney, Australia.

PAM® is a registered trademark of Princeton Financial Systems, Inc. The Charles River Trading System and ComplianceMaster are trademarks of Charles River Development.

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