Working together, the Unigestion and SimCorp teams managed to replace Unigestion’s equity legacy systems on schedule, in one year. The project covered a number of important strategic functions, including portfolio management features, order and execution management, pre- and post-trade compliance, middle office and investment book of record (IBOR).
Alanh Husson, Chief Project Officer at Unigestion, commented: “This ambitious project is vital to support our company’s growth. The implementation of a fully integrated solution is aligned with our strategy, which aims at focusing our resources on core business. The project’s sponsorship, end-user involvement and strong commitment to deliver were key factors in its successful delivery. This is the first phase of a wider adoption of SimCorp Dimension within Unigestion, and the project team is now working on phase two of its roll-out.”
Emmanuel Colson, Managing Director at SimCorp France and Western Europe, added: “It is a pleasure to welcome Unigestion to our global community of investment managers. Unigestion is now actively leveraging our combined front office and IBOR solution to maximize its operational efficiency and capture global growth opportunities. SimCorp invests more than 20% of its annual revenue into research and development. This investment caters for the ever-changing business requirements of leading asset managers like Unigestion, helping them to streamline business processes, improve efficiency, and maximize revenue."
Enquiries regarding this announcement should be addressed to:
Anne Kermarrec, Head of Marketing, SimCorp France, Phone +33 155355463
About Unigestion (data as at September 30, 2015)
Unigestion is a leading asset manager established over 40 years ago with some 270 institutional clients and assets under management of EUR 15.3bn.
At Unigestion, we firmly believe downside protection and return asymmetry are the drivers of long-term performance for our clients. This philosophy is embedded in all our investment strategies: Equities, Alternatives, Private Assets and Multi Asset Solutions. With half of our assets managed through segregated mandates, we have a proven capability of understanding our clients’ objectives and designing strategies tailored to their needs. Our areas of investment expertise allow us to build customised solutions that fit within the usual buckets of institutional investors’ asset allocation.
With 191 employees from 21 nationalities, Unigestion is headquartered in Geneva and has offices in major financial centres around the world, including Zurich, London, New York, Paris, Singapore, Toronto and Montreal. For more information, please visit: www.unigestion.com.
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. Based on its world-class software platforms, SimCorp Dimension and SimCorp Coric, SimCorp provides global financial organizations with the tools they need to mitigate risk, reduce cost, and enable growth. Listed on the NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen, SimCorp is a global company, regionally covering all of Europe, North America, and Asia Pacific. For more information, please visit www.simcorp.com.