NRI Unveils Comprehensive Global Back-Office System for Asset Managers

Tokyo - 18 November 2010

Nomura Research Institute, Ltd., a leading provider of consulting services and system solutions, today announced a new offering, T-STAR/GV, which enables global asset management firms to have a single back-office system. Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., became the first client to adopt T-STAR/GV for their global operations in seven locations including Tokyo, New York, London and Singapore.

NRI is committed to providing end-to-end service by designing back-office business processes and by building and maintaining platforms that adapt to global standardized system architecture. T-STAR/GV lets clients have a single database worldwide and promotes real-time straight-through processing (STP).

“There is a growing need for global asset management firms to communicate fast and accurate trading and accounting information across different regions,” said Shin Kusunoki, Corporate Senior Vice President and Asset Management Systems Division Manager, NRI. “It is important to control the quality of operations globally and to have a single, efficient back-office process that can manage post trade, portfolio accounting and cash management.”

“T-STAR/GV has allowed us to standardize global operations, while enhancing our portfolio position with high quality data,” said Atsushi Yoshikawa, President and CEO of Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. “Now, we can utilize the complete T-STAR platform for expansion of our global business.”

T-STAR/GV enables firms to optimize efficiency by implementing a standardized business process across offices and regions.
Other benefits to asset managers include:

• T-STAR/GV collects each operational hub’s trading information real-time allowing portfolio managers to access up-to-date accounting information from anywhere, anytime.

• Portfolio managers can manage a single global portfolio with real-time balance information, helping them to make better investment decisions.

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