Benros Capital Taps Imagine For Integrated Portfolio and Risk Management

London - 22 November 2011

London-based Hedge Fund Cites Performance, Client Service, and Ease of Cloud-based Solution as Key Drivers

Imagine Software today announced that Benros Capital recently implemented the firm’s award-winning, cloud-based ASP service. Benros, a newly-formed European event-driven fund founded by former Goldman Sachs proprietary traders Daniele Benatoff and Ariel Roskis, employs the system to provide real-time portfolio and risk management of its global equity, derivative, and FX operations.

“Imagine stood apart from the other providers we evaluated because it alone offered institutional-grade functionality within an affordable and scalable cost structure,” said Ariel Roskis, Chief Investment Officer of Benros. “We needed intra-day, firm-wide risk and P&L oversight, as well as extensive reporting capabilities. Imagine’s live portfolio management and risk exposure monitoring tools empowered us to track P&L, manage our positions and exposure, run stress tests, determine VaR and perform a host of other essential calculations with fast, anytime, anywhere access. Additionally, the efforts of their professional services staff to ensure the system met our specific needs—particularly their work in creating certain automated mechanisms to improve our operational efficiency—were a great part of the reason why we went with Imagine.”

Benros was particularly pleased with the Imagine rollout process. Taking full advantage of Imagine’s cloud-based service delivery model, the fund’s implementation was rapidly configured to suit the particular needs of the firm’s portfolio managers, who were up and running on the system in a short period of time without the need for any complex local hardware or software installations. Fully integrated with Benros’ order/execution systems, prime broker linkages, and fund administrator, Imagine now forms the operational core of the firm’s system environment, providing a full end-to-end automated STP solution.

Yvonne Dahl, Global Director of Sales and Marketing at Imagine, said, “As with other new hedge fund launches, Imagine provides a quickly deployed, scalable, turnkey solution for the robust portfolio and risk management capabilities today’s investors demand. By leveraging Imagine’s industry-leading, cloud-based ASP solution, Benros can focus on building its business instead of software infrastructure. We are proud Benros chose Imagine for their demanding business needs and we look forward to a long and productive business partnership.”

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