Australia's Metisq Capital Upgrades to Charles River IMS Version 9

  Australia's Metisq Capital Upgrades to Charles River IMS Version 9

Business Wire

MELBOURNE, Australia -- November 19, 2012

Charles River, a front- and middle-office investment management solutions
provider, today announced that Metisq Capital, a specialist manager of Asian
investments, has upgraded to the Charles River Investment Management Solution
(IMS) Version 9 to expand its international equity fund management for Asia
and Greater China.

“We are extremely pleased with the level of support that Charles River
provides us and the upgrade enhances business productivity while improving our
users’ experience,” said Ralph Zeltzer, Global Head of Trading, Metisq.

“From a technology perspective, the upgrade to Charles River IMS Version 9 was
seamless,” said Kelvin Lim, Chief Technology Officer, Metisq. “Their
understanding of our business requirements resulted in an extremely smooth

Metisq’s upgrade to Version 9 enhances trade order and execution capabilities
and post-trade processing to handle high-volume accounts and large benchmarks.
Metisq’s users also benefit from end-to-end compliance monitoring.

“Metisq’s successful upgrade demonstrates how Charles River’s approach and
expertise helps reduce the burden on client staff and technology resources,
both before and after an implementation,” said Cameron Field, Managing
Director-APAC, Charles River. “As a result, firms like Metisq can upgrade more
rapidly and have immediate access to new Charles River capabilities that
support strategic business initiatives.”

About Metisq Capital
Metisq Capital is a specialist manager of Asian equity portfolios that applies
both quantitative and qualitative investment disciplines to produce successful
investment outcomes. The Metisq investment team comprises specialists located
in Singapore, Sydney and Melbourne.

In May 2012, Fidante Partners acquired a stake in Metisq Capital. Fidante
Partners is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Australian company Challenger
Limited (ASX: CGF).

About Charles River
Charles River provides managed solutions to streamline the investment process
and automate front- and middle-office investment operations for buy-side
firms. SaaS solutions include hosting, application management, data, FIX
connectivity and compliance services to support portfolio management,
performance and risk, compliance monitoring, order and execution management,
access to global liquidity and post trade processing. The company has more
than 350 clients in 43 countries in the institutional asset and fund
management, alternative investments, wealth management, insurance, banking,
pension and custody markets.


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