CCR selects Linedata for strategic front-to-back office implementation

Paris, 13/09/2010 : Linedata (LIN :FP), the global solutions provider dedicated to the investment management and credit community, announces the go live at CCR (Caisse Centrale de Réassurance) of its front-to-back office solution. This innovative solution is a first in France for Linedata and enhances control and security throughout the entire trade lifecycle. The implementation incorporates Linedata Longview and Linedata Compliance in conjunction with the already installed Linedata Chorus.

CCR, a state-owned company ranked among the 20 top reinsurance companies worldwide, manages about 7 billion euros of assets and handles a billion orders each year. A client of Linedata since 2000, CCR wanted to rationalize its entire trade processing process with the view of having true STP between the front, middle and back office. CCR was in the process of mapping the multiple risks that need to be addressed in order to satisfy Solvency II requirements. The chosen solution had to be flexible, robust and extremely accurate.

“At the beginning we simply wanted to replace the in-house trade processing software. But during the course of the project and in preparation for putting Solvency II in place, it became apparent it would be indespensable to implement a trade processing workflow,” said Martine Laveyne, in charge of the back office of CCR. “The benefits of Linedata’s front-to-back office solution are considerable. We are now able to update our portfolios in real-time and have a true middle office equipped with control capabilities and efficiencies, thereby ensuring complete auditability throughout the trade lifecyle, as well as satisfying our regulatory requirements. In short, we are ready to handle any future increases in flows with our existing team.”

The implementation will be deployed via ASP, where Linedata hosts all of the infrastructure (servers, databases…) in its own datacenters.

The compliance solution ensures a level of conformity recognized as one of the best on the market. It allows restriction controls and limits, automatically pre- and post-trade, as well as the verification of limits for the entire portfolio in real-time.

“This project highlights Linedata’s strategy to offer the French market a front-to-back office compliance solution,” said Benoît Colin, product manager of asset management solutions, Southern Europe, Linedata. “With our products Linedata Longview, Linedata Compliance and Linedata Chorus, we have a complete integrated solution, which provides total traceability of an order after it is executed in the market until settlement.”

ABOUT CCR

Owned by the French state, CCR (Caisse Centrale de Réassurance) is a public limited company created in 1946. CCR is now one of the top 20 reinsurance companies in the world, rated AAA by Standard and Poor’s and A++ by AM Best. In 2009, net premium income was 1,236 million euros and net profit 182 million euros. CCR offers state guaranteed reinsurance (natural disaster, terrorist attacks, credit insurance: 61%) and market reinsurance (property and casualty, transport and aviation, space, life, accident and health: 39%). The Company has its head office in Paris and two branches in Canada and Lebanon.

ABOUT LINEDATA

Linedata is a global solutions provider with 700 clients operating in 50 countries. With more than 840 employees across the globe, Linedata is dedicated to the investment management and credit community. Linedata has been at the service of the financial industry from day one, and applies its market and client insight to provide innovative and tailored mission-critical software and services that help its clients grow. As a pioneer for over 10 years with the set up of ASP infrastructure for the financial industry, Linedata has preached and spread this model throughout the global financial community, for its full range of products. Headquartered in France, Linedata achieved revenues of EUR 144.5 million in 2009. This company is listed on Euronext Paris FR0004156297-LIN – Reuters LDSV.LN – Bloomberg LIN:FP.