Fortis Investments goes live on Murex’s MX.3 for OTC Derivatives Middle/Back Office processing

Paris - 28 April 2009

Murex announced today that Fortis Investments went live on MX.3 for Portfolio Management of OTC Derivatives. This first successful phase, co-led by Fortis Investments and Murex, was rolled out in under 6 months and includes valuation and full Middle and Back Office for derivatives, with processes adapted to asset managers. Next phases will increase the footprint of the Murex platform by expanding to further asset classes.

Murex leverages on over 20 years of software experience with leading sell-side clients to provide buy-side clients with a specialised solution adapted to their requirements. Major buy-side clients rely on Murex today for pricing, portfolio management, valuation, risk analysis, collateral management, processing and accounting of their investments across asset classes.

Emmanuel des Boscs, head of OTC derivatives IT, from Fortis Investments said “We are very pleased with this record time implementation. The Murex solution has enabled us to improve processing of our derivatives and reduce operational risks. Murex’s partnership approach and dedicated support has helped us achieve our goals of making our technology evolve to support our business needs, and to do this within budget and time schedule.

“We are proud to count Fortis Investments as a global Asset Management reference. The excellent collaboration of the Fortis Investments and Murex teams as well as use of our MXpress™ methodology for accelerated implementation has contributed to make this project a true success and an example for future buy-side implementations.” added Edouard Ballière, Head of the Asset Management practice for EMEA and Asia at Murex.

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