Published On: Sun, Jul 8th, 2012

Factorial Management Chooses Imagine Software as Optimal Portfolio and Risk Management Solution

Imagine Software, a leading provider of real-time portfolio and risk management solutions worldwide, announced July 3 that Factorial Management Ltd. implemented its integrated portfolio and risk management system. Hong Kong-based Factorial, a newly launched “second generation” hedge fund investing across asset classes, uses Imagine as its core front, middle and back office system.

Barun Agarwal, Chief Investment Officer of Factorial, said, “Our multi-asset class approach required a powerful system with integrated portfolio and risk management capabilities and the capacity to handle a wide range of instruments, which Imagine provided.”

Adam Wallace, Chief Operating Officer of Factorial, commented, “Our highly experienced investment and non-investment teams, having rich hedge fund and sell-side backgrounds, wanted a best of breed system. Following a comprehensive evaluation of nearly half a dozen applications, we found Imagine to be the optimal solution for us. It provided institutional-grade functionality in a cost-effective, cloud-based system that satisfied our operational and risk requirements from front to back. Additionally, Imagine’s day-to-day support is excellent and very responsive.”

Factorial now uses Imagine to manage a multi-asset portfolio that includes various equity, fixed income and volatility products. Specifically, Imagine is used as the internal booking and accounting system, interfacing directly with Factorial’s fund administrator and prime brokers, as well as to provide portfolio and risk management functionality.

Angus Johnston, Head of Asia-Pacific Sales at Imagine, said, “Helping a distinctive client like Factorial go to market with a clear technological advantage is an honor for Imagine. It further reaffirms our reputation in the Asia-Pacific region, and we are happy to be a partner in Factorial’s establishment and expected growth. We look forward to a long and successful relationship.”

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