|[November 19, 2012]
Australia's Metisq Capital Upgrades to Charles River IMS Version 9
MELBOURNE, Australia --(Business Wire)--
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
"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
"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 transition."
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
"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 (News - Alert) 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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