ICBC worked with Misys to implement Misys Summit FT - a market leading treasury and capital markets solution that enhance trading efficiency on financial derivative market. Phase one of the implementation saw the bank go-live on Misys Summit FTâs Fixed Income Back Office modules within weeks of ICBCâs listing in October, 2006.
Following this, a second phase was completed by the bank to take delivery of a front-to-back derivatives system which went live in May. Finally, ICBC has successfully implemented Foreign Exchange and Money Market back-office system with Misys Summit FT.
Lin Xiao Xuan, General Manager, information and technology department, ICBC comments âIn recent years, ICBC has been at the forefront of the growth in the domestic banking market. We anticipate gaining an edge on our competitors using Misys Summit FT straight-through processing to streamline operations of financial derivatives market, reduce costs and rationalise our systems. We were pleased with the expertise and speed shown by the Misys team who completed this project.â
ICBC partnered with Misysâ services team used sophisticated modelling to test-drive trades and explore risk and exposure. As a result, the bank has successfully streamlined multiple processes across its front, middle and back offices including in deal entry, risk management and settlement, helping the bank to improve margins.
Graeme Beardsell, Managing Director, Asia Pacific for Misys adds: âTechnology is an enabler for banks looking to increase volumes and responsibly manage the complexity in the market. Innovative banks like ICBC are using complex structured trades and derivatives to boost margins and to hedge positions, and the most significant impact is the single system for cross-asset trading is found in the improved risk management which ensures the business meets domestic and international regulations.â
Misys now provides treasury and capital markets solutions and services to the top five banks in China. The Treasury & Capital Markets business has 18 years of market experience and unrivalled software development expertise, creating integrated, comprehensive solutions for financial institutions to manage their capital market activities across multiple asset classes.