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Krungsri Asset Management Upgrades Charles River Enterprise Solution; Adopts Integrated FIX Network and Real-Time Data Service

Charles River, an enterprise-wide, front- and middle-office investment management solution provider, today announced that Krungsri Asset Management Co., Ltd., one of Thailand’s leading asset management companies, has upgraded to the Charles River Investment Management Solution Version 9 (Charles River IMS). Krungsri Asset Management has also adopted the Charles River FIX Network and Charles River Data Service to facilitate electronic trading and provide real-time prices in the local SET market.

A client since 2005, Krungsri Asset Management has leveraged Charles River IMS for portfolio management, trading and compliance monitoring across its equity, fixed income, foreign exchange and derivatives operations. With the integrated Charles River services, the firm’s traders can use real-time data to visualize market movements and boost trade efficiency through electronic execution.

“With added support for Thai bonds in Charles River IMS Version 9, we have been able to enhance the user experience and support our projected business growth,” said Mr. Prasert Impornrugee, Chief Information Technology Officer, Krungsri Asset Management. “The addition of FIX electronic trading, together with real-time data services, will help to eliminate manual errors and improve trading reliability.”

“Charles River’s enterprise solution helps firms like Krungsri ensure greater efficiency and better trade execution,” said Cameron Field, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Charles River. “Value-added services like the Charles River Network, which has been heavily adopted in Thailand, have helped make that possible.”

About Krungsri Asset Management
Founded in 1996, Krungsri Asset Management is one of the leading asset management companies in Thailand, offering a full range of investment products and services across all major asset classes, including mutual, private, provident and property funds, as well as derivatives. Since its establishment, the company has catered for a variety of mutual funds including equity, fixed income, and foreign investment funds, and continues to gain trust from its investors by delivering excellent fund performance. Krungsri Asset Management is a wholly owned subsidiary of Bank of Ayudaya Plc., the fifth largest commercial bank in Thailand (as of December 31, 2013). Website: www.krungsriasset.com

About Charles River
Charles River provides an end-to-end solution to automate front- and middle-office investment management functions across asset classes on a single platform. The solution offers a simplified operating model that includes enterprise software, data, application management/upgrades, hosting and FIX network to improve investment professional productivity, control risk and lower technology costs. Charles River serves more than 350 investment firms in 43 countries in the institutional asset and fund management, private wealth, alternative investments, insurance, banking and pension markets.

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