Russia’s VTB automates operations with Charles River IMS

VTB Capital Investment Management, one of the largest asset managers in Russia, is the first Russian firm to go live with Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS).

Charles River is a front-and middle-office investment management solutions provider. Its suite will assist VTB in such areas as strategy-based asset management, enhanced pre-trade compliance monitoring and risk management.

The first phase of the implementation is complete and the second will enhance the firm with integrated performance measurement, attribution and risk capabilities.

Vladimir Potapov, global head of portfolio management, VTB Capital Investment Management said: “We have a highly-complex account structure, and Charles River IMS delivers the views, asset and cash management, and the modelling and trading tools we require to support the diverse investment needs of individual, high-net worth and institutional clients.”

Tim Green, managing director EMEA, Charles River said: “Asset managers worldwide are looking for a complete solution that is usable and manageable at a reasonable cost.

“As the first Russian firm to automate its operations with Charles River IMS Version 9, VTB Capital Investment Management now has a competitive advantage in the region and a scalable system to support future needs and challenges.”

VTB Capital Investment Management is one of the key business divisions of VTB Capital, VTB Group’s investment arm.

Its offering includes open-ended unit investment funds and discretionary managed accounts for high net worth individuals and financial institutions. It also manages venture funds, private equity and hedge funds.

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