Charles River Development (Charles River), a provider of financial software and services to the global investment management community, has released Version 8.2 of the Charles River Investment Management System (Charles River IMS), its front- and middle-office software suite for buy-side firms. Following beta and regression testing, this generally-available release introduces significant enhancements and new functionality for managing and trading derivatives and fixed income instruments. Customized tools streamline workflows and fully-integrated real-time market data delivers best execution.
Version 8.2 was developed with significant client input and supports a broad array of complex rate and credit derivatives instruments, including: CDS Index Tranches, Basis Swaps and Overnight Index Swaps, among others. It also completes Charles River. "Charles River IMS Version 8.2 assesses every aspect of our derivatives trading," said Simon Lumsdon, head of IT, BlueBay Asset Management, in a press release. "Data and STP are key issues, and connectivity with key data providers is a big step towards ensuring consistency and standardization. Analytics are also key for trading derivatives" he added.