ICBC Implements Helix Financial Systems for Repo and Mortgage Businesses

   ICBC Implements Helix Financial Systems for Repo and Mortgage Businesses

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014

NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Helix Financial Systems, L.P. a leading
provider of financial software systems, today announced that Industrial and
Commercial Bank of China Financial Services ("ICBC"), has implemented
HelixRepo for its Fixed Income Financing business and HelixMBS to automate
allocation of Mortgage Back Securities (MBS) pools.

HelixRepo delivers significant productivity improvements to ICBC by providing
collateral management functions, real-time access to inventory and
transactional information as well as transparency into counterparty risk in a
manner not previously available. By automating the To-Be-Announced (TBA) pool
allocation process, HelixMBS helps to reduce fail costs and dramatically
increases productivity.

"Helix products required integration with some of our proprietary technology,
but the implementation could not have been smoother. The team was extremely
knowledgeable and understood exactly what needed to be done from both a
business and technical point of view," said Phil Fruchter, CTO at ICBC.

Rich Misiano, Managing Director and head of Fixed Income Financing at ICBC
continued, "The quality and level of support we receive from Helix is truly
remarkable. Helix stands apart when it comes to customer service and we are
really pleased to be working with an organization that understands our unique
needs."

John Hock, Director of Securities Operations at ICBC added, "We were amazed at
the automation capabilities and ease of managing TBA pools in HelixMBS. Tasks
that used to take 10 minutes now take just seconds."

"We are pleased to partner with ICBC to help expand their trading operations,"
said Todd Berlent, President of Helix Financial Systems. "We find it
extremely validating to have them sign up to use multiple of our product
offerings, and anticipate they will drastically reduce operational costs and
increase workforce productivity."

About Helix Financial Systems
Helix is a leading provider of financial software systems and expertise to the
dealer, asset management, securities lending, banking and insurance
communities. Helix automates the trade entry, collateral management, risk
management, and trade management process for U.S. and non-dollar fixed income
securities. Clients include broker-dealers, buy and sell-side firms, and
commercial banks.

Helix is a subsidiary of Cantor Fitzgerald, L.P., a leading global financial
services provider to the institutional, equity, and fixed income capital
markets.

SOURCE Helix Financial Systems, L.P.

Contact: Sheryl Lee , (212) 610-2297, shlee@cantor.com
 
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