TradeTech Awards Charles River Investment Management System “Best Buy-Side OMS”

Boston, London, Melbourne, Paris and Singapore – 26 April 2007

Integrated Software Suite is Recognized Leader in Satisfaction, Cost Efficiency, Reliability and Speed

Charles River Development, a provider of financial software and services to the global investment community, today announced that its Charles River Investment Management System (Charles River IMS) received the TradeTech 2007 award for “Best Buy-Side Order Management System.”

“In selecting Charles River for this award, TradeTech applied the same quantifiable measures that investment management firms use to evaluate business-critical front- and middle-office systems,” said Peter Lambertus, President and CEO, Charles River Development. “We’re honoured to receive this award which further validates Charles River as the pre-eminent global investment management system provider. We support 250 clients in 30 countries with comprehensive and innovative products and services that enhance their business and that of their customers.”

This inaugural award, presented April 25th at Trade Tech 2007 in Paris, recognizes Charles River as the leading order management system provider for European investment firms in terms of user satisfaction, cost efficiency, reliability and speed.
• User satisfaction – Based on client feedback, Charles River continually enhances its software to meet clients’ evolving needs, investing over 20% of annual revenue on research and development. Charles River also offers many services that support clients, including remote and hosted managed services, implementation services, and dedicated client support.
• Cost efficiency – Charles River’s integrated, modular system offers out-of-the-box reporting, customizable tools, and a manageable upgrade path that ensures simplicity and ease-of-use. The system helps investment firms achieve high ROI through increased operational efficiencies and lower costs – whether deploying individual components or the full suite.
• Reliability – Charles River IMS supports the most stringent high-availability and disaster recovery requirements for small and large clients, including those processing hundreds of thousands of trades per day, representing millions of positions and tens of thousands of accounts.
• Speed – Charles River’s service oriented architecture (SOA) supports very high volume trade processing and continuous 24x7 global operations.

Charles River IMS supports all asset classes, including SWAPs and other derivatives, options, foreign exchange, fixed income and equities, and features comprehensive tools for portfolio management, order management, trade execution, compliance monitoring, and trade settlement. The system addresses country-specific regulation and investment requirements. Rules configuration and pre-trade compliance monitoring is simplified and fast. The system includes a global rule library featuring 1,000+ rules covering 20+ countries.

The TradeTech 2007 award is the latest in a series of industry recognition that includes: Buy Side Software Leader for the 21st Century, Financial News 2006; Most Innovative Order Management System, Financial-i 2006; Best Portfolio Management System, Waters Reader Rankings 2006, 2005; Best Order Management System, Waters Reader Rankings 2005, 2004; and Fintech Top 100 American Banker/Financial Insights 2006, 2005, 2004.

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