Al-Dhabi Investment selects Misys Sophis VALUE for front-to-back portfolio and risk management capabilities

Dubai - 16 May 2013

Misys, the global leader in financial services software solutions, and Al-Dhabi Investment (ADI), the UAE private investment firm, have unveiled plans to extend their coverage into new asset classes and financial instruments, made possible with the implementation of Misys Sophis VALUE

Headquartered in Abu Dhabi, ADI will adopt the award-winning Sophis VALUE solution, which will enable the firm to maintain an integrated approach to portfolio and risk management. Moreover, the investment management firm will make use of the modular nature of the Sophis VALUE to ensure it can expand its functional and asset class coverage rapidly and with minimum disruption to the business, while ensuring wider control and visibility of risk management and compliance requirements.

The implementation of the Misys solution will occur over the next four months and will be rolled out across all of its front-, middle- and back-office operations. It will also be integrated with ADI’s existing third-party platforms run in partnership with groups such as Bloomberg and Morgan Stanley.

“As we looks to expand our business and services over the coming years,” states Nabil Sleiman, Chief Investment Officer of Al Dhabi Investment, “we have recognised that a lot of that growth will only be possible by adopting more advanced technological solutions which can align our various operations and give us the kind of real-time market visibility needed to act quickly and intelligently within the investment field. We believe that the unique capabilities within the integrated Sophis VALUE system will greatly increase reporting efficiency by providing enhanced internal controls, compliance and risk analysis.”

“Sophis VALUE’s comprehensive cross-asset coverage, combined with its unique ability to adapt to local market conventions, will enable ADI to invest in new geographies and asset classes while reducing the time to market for their services,” Michel Daenen, Sales Manager, Strategic Accounts, Treasury and Capital Markets, Misys Middle East and North Africa. “Adopting Sophis VALUE’s straight-through-processing front-to-back workflows will further reduce trading errors and transaction costs in addition to improving reporting and compliance. We are confident that this will enable ADI’s Analysts & Portfolio Managers to focus more time on their core business.”

Misys Sophis VALUE is a fully integrated cross-asset trading system for investment management. It leverages industry-leading technology to manage the complete trading life cycle of buy-side firms from portfolio management to middle- and back-office operations, to risk management and compliance. The system combines sell-side level financial and technological capabilities with the user-friendliness, connectivity and ease of implementation required by the buy-side. It has been adopted by more than 90 institutions globally, ranging from start-up hedge funds to the world’s largest global asset management companies.

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