SimCorp Dimension to Support BMO Global Asset Management’s Investment Operations in Toronto, Chicago and Milwaukee

Leading global asset management organisation will consolidate investment accounting, performance, attribution, cash management, reconciliation and client reporting on SimCorp Dimension.

SimCorp, a leading provider of highly specialised software and expertise for the investment industry, today announced that BMO Global Asset Management has selected SimCorp Dimension, an integrated software solution that supports the entire investment management process.

With assets under management of $90 billion, BMO Global Asset Management is a multi-asset management business operating within BMO Financial Group. SimCorp Dimension will support BMO Global Asset Management’s operations in Toronto, Chicago and Milwaukee.

“We’re investing in a system that will help us better serve our clients and support new product initiatives,” comments Denis Bisson, Vice President of Business Services at BMO Global Asset Management, in Toronto. “We are very excited to have chosen SimCorp as a partner to help us meet our servicing goals of today and for years to come.”

After a comprehensive evaluation of investment management platforms, BMO Global Asset Management selected SimCorp Dimension.

SimCorp  will deliver tangible business benefits, including:

  • Support for new product introduction with an enterprise-grade solution that can model new instruments quickly
  • Increased cost and operational efficiency
  • Automation of manual processes
  • Increased visibility into performance and risk exposure across three lines of business

“We are very excited that SimCorp Dimension will help us drive better cost and operational efficiencies,” comments Todd Healy, Vice President, Director of Investment Operations at BMO Global Asset Management in Milwaukee/Chicago. “With SimCorp Dimension, multiple BMO Global Asset Management entities will be able to share reference data and infrastructure support costs but at the same time segregate client data between the different lines of business.”

“BMO Global Asset Management is a forward-thinking organisation that understands that solid technology is a critical part of the equation in the search for alpha,” states David Kubersky, Managing Director for SimCorp North America. “We are delighted to welcome BMO Global Asset Management to our growing community of clients in North America."

BMO Global Asset Management includes certain indirectly, wholly-owned subsidiaries of Bank of Montreal, Canada’s fourth largest bank.

This press release expands upon the SimCorp Company Announcement 2/2012 sent to NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen on 1 February 2012.

Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to:
Susan Peter, SimCorp North America (+ 1 917 546 4654).

About SimCorp

Since 1971, SimCorp has been providing investment and portfolio management software and services to the world’s leading investment managers, asset managers, fund managers, fund administrators, pension funds, insurance funds and wealth managers. SimCorp’s world-class software provides global financial organisations with the tools they need to mitigate risk, reduce cost and enable growth. SimCorp is a global company, regionally covering all of Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen, SimCorp is dedicated to supporting the global investment management industry, its clients and its investors.