Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, today announced that over 150 attendees, representing 35 firms from 9 countries, participated in its EMEA Client Conference 2014, held March 26th and 27th in Windsor, UK. Clients discussed current industry trends and viewed product and service enhancements to the private-cloud based Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS).
“Buy-side firms worldwide face a number of common challenges that hamper their ability to deliver new investment strategies and drive growth,” said Stephen Butcher, Managing Director-EMEA, Charles River. “The conference was a great opportunity for EMEA clients to view firsthand Charles River’s solutions for ensuring data accuracy, streamlining trading workflows, eliminating investment managers’ dependence on back-office systems, and coping with ever-changing regulations. They also provided valuable feedback on the future direction of Charles River’s products.”
Discussions focused on key topics impacting Portfolio Managers, Traders and Compliance executives, including: optimizing portfolio management and construction; increasing trading efficiency; managing risk and global compliance; improving data quality with an integrated Investment Book of Record; and reducing operational risk and technology costs with cloud-based managed services. Attendees also learned how Charles River’s web- and tablet-based solutions provide easy remote access for institutional and wealth advisors when away from the office.
The next Global Charles River Client Conference will be held in Boca Raton, Florida.