Rabobank Group Selects Blue Curve for Investment Research

Phased implementation of full Blue Curve solution will dramatically improve the
operational processes involved in producing and distributing financial research.

Rabobank Group has begun implementation of Blue Curve’s Sell-side Investment Research solution to support its highly regarded equity research operation in the Netherlands.

Blue Curve’s full solution, consisting of its insight, create, process, comply and reach products, will facilitate the production and distribution of Rabobank’s research products at optimum levels of quality and efficiency.

Rabobank will be adopting a phased approach to the full implementation, with phase 1 addressing the high priority areas of research categorisation and storage, and presentation to clients via a web portal. The solution will feature Blue Curve’s standard products, along with bespoke XML and document APIs and data feeds, fully integrating the solution with existing in-house systems.

Phase 2 will expand the existing product functionality and introduce the remaining elements of the full Blue Curve solution, including document authoring and dynamic template management, document workflow and compliance, and a complete distribution environment.

"We’re delighted to welcome yet another market-leading financial institution into our growing family of customers," said Mark Robertson, Chief Executive Officer of Blue Curve. "The phased approach we are adopting at Rabobank will ensure the most urgent business requirements are satisfied, whilst guaranteeing scaleability in terms of both functionality and technology going forward."

"Our first priority is to improve our current processes in providing research information to our customers," said Filip Zoeteweij at Rabobank Nederland. "With the Blue Curve solution, we will be able to accomplish this very quickly, whilst ultimately providing our analysts and production staff with a complete, automated environment for producing our full range of research products."

Phase 1 of the solution is expected to be live by the end of Q1 2006.

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