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Charles River Development

Charles River Development

Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS) is an end-to-end solution to automate front- and middle-office investment management functions, including data, system operation and management hosting, FIX network and enterprise software. It offers full multi-asset class support across equities, fixed income, FX, futures, options and OTC derivatives. It offers spreadsheet-like modelling, portfolio construction tools and order and execution management.

The system can be deployed via desktop, web browser or iPad/Android devices. Sourcing options include licenced, managed off-premise and hosted by Charles River as software-as-a-service.


The order and execution management system (OEMS) is
designed to eliminate multiple systems and fragmented workflows. Execution
capabilities include algorithmic trading, real-time market data, execution
analytics, integration with pre- and post-trade transaction cost analysis
services, program trading, direct market access and automated order routing.


The system provides real-time market and exchange
data as well as aggregated security reference, pricing, issuer and benchmark
data and incorporates it into the system to further streamline trading


The IMS automates compliance workflows throughout
the trade lifecycle and centralises real-time compliance monitoring. It can
calculate and analyse multi-asset and multi-currency measurement and
attribution data on an account-specific basis in real time. The system can
automatically route orders and allocations to appropriate counterparties in
real time.

PM tools

The IMS consolidates all portfolio management
activity into a central workspace with top-down asset allocation and model
building tools to provide visibility of trade execution.

Future plans

Planned major enhancements include further improved portfolio management, execution management, performance measurement/attribution, analytics and risk management.