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Imagine Software to Provide Clients with S3 Partners’ Financing Analytics

 

Clients Will Receive Market Composite Rate Analytics for Financing Cost
and Capital Efficiency
NEW YORK – March 16, 2015 – Imagine Software, the leading provider of real-time portfolio management, risk and regulatory solutions for financial firms worldwide, today announced a new partnership with S3 Partners. As a leading financial analytics and advisory firm, S3 Partners will provide Imagine’s clients with weekly updates signaling changes in global securities financing rates and borrow and loan trends.

S3’s Market Composite Rate (MCR) combined with Imagine’s analytics adds insight to Imagine’s implied market data. S3’s MCR indicators will also help Imagine’s clients make better borrowing and lending decisions while managing their portfolios and collateral.

“Through our partnership with S3, we are delighted to offer our clients summarized market data that can assist with a variety of investment decisions,” said Brendan Quinn, Director of Sales for Imagine Software.

Imagine’s portfolio and risk management tools are based on objective real-time risk data and analyses, delivering accurate and auditable financial information to managers, investors, and regulatory organizations. The firm was recently named “Best Real-Time Portfolio, Risk and Regulatory Solutions” firm by The Hedge Fund Journal and won “Best Risk Management Product” at the HFMWeek US Technology Awards.

S3 Partners’ SaaS platform and advisory services provide transparency on securities finance, prime brokerage and counterparty risk.

  • S3’s Market Composite Rate is the most widely used benchmark in the asset management industry. It will enable Imagine clients to Recap U.S. and Non-U.S. activity so that a portfolio manager can easily see changes in the financing market and note acceleration in cost and borrow activity.
  • The S3 Worldwide Borrow Activity by Sector list shows on a macro level where borrowing activity is increasing and declining in five regions: US/Canada, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong/China, Asia ex-Japan/Hong Kong/China and South America/Africa/Middle East across 70 industry sectors. Analysts and portfolio managers can gain insight into trends for short-side accumulation and covering.

Manny Santayana, S3’s Global Head of Sales, Marketing and Distribution, said, “Our eight-factor model is the industry standard for understanding true borrow cost and loan opportunity. Just aggregating data in this voice-driven, dark market without having input from an active service desk, results in inaccurate pricing, wasted time and frustration for the portfolio manager and traders. Imagine vetted our analytics and feel that it should be broadly distributed within their network. We are excited about the possibilities of working with Imagine.”

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About Imagine Software

Imagine Software, founded in 1993, provides real-time portfolio, risk management, and regulatory solutions for the world’s leading brokerage firms, investment banks, hedge funds, and funds of funds in more than twenty-five countries throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions.  Imagine provides institutional-grade functionality and broad cross-asset instrument support for businesses of all sizes and complexity.  Imagine was the first to launch a cloud-based portfolio and risk management system in 2000 to make it easy for clients to access, customize, and use the firm’s extensive analytics and products.

Headquartered in New York City, Imagine has offices in Hong Kong, London, and Sydney. For more information, visit www.imaginesoftware.com or contact Imagine Software at 212-317-7600, and follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About S3

Founded in 2003, S3 Partners provides market-leading technology solutions, services and software to global asset managers, hedge funds and banks. S3 continues to be recognized as an industry-leading technology and advisory firm and has been recognized by Waters Technology HFM Week, AI, and the Wall Street Letter for its BLACKLIGHT platform. S3 BLACKLIGHT is the world’s first, action-oriented counterparty intel analytics platform (CIA) that improves buy- and sell-side trading relationships and provides critical data analytics to create time, productivity efficiencies and information control. For more information about S3, visit s3blacklight.net or call 212-715-4300.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

Debra Douglas
Director of Marketing
Imagine Software
debrad@imaginesoftware.com
646-827-4442

LaToya Bowlah
Marketing and PR Associate
latoyab@imaginesoftware.com
646-827-4491

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