Paris – 13 May 2009 – Horizon Software, a global provider of technology for the financial industry, announced today that Thames River Capital, a prominent fund management business in the United-Kingdom, has already deployed Horizon Portfolio Manager as its front-office fund management system for the Global Credit team.
Thames River Capital has deployed Horizon Portfolio Management in its London office.
“We needed a solution enabling us to manage more effectively our risks and monitor our positions, performance, exposure and asset allocation. “The reason we chose Horizon is that the system deals with a wide variety of instruments including bonds, FX, equity and many types of derivatives such as FX forwards, futures, options, CDS (credit default swaps), IRS (interest rate swaps). The system also has an extremely powerful display capability which allows a multi-asset portfolio to be ordered in a variety of ways”, said Mr Chris Currington, chief operating officer of the Global Credit Division. “Importantly the system uses live prices from authorised external sources, enabling our multi-asset portfolios to be viewed in real-time”.
“Horizon portfolio enables our Global Credit team to view real-time pricing and P&L on complex instruments types in a very user friendly modern front end. Product support has been extremely good with knowledgeable support staff resolving issues in a timely manner.” said Neil Tunley, IT Director of Thames River Capital. “In addition, the open architecture provides for feeds to prime brokers as well as feeding our risk management system.”