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Clearing Provider G. H. Financials Selects Imagine Software to Enhance Risk Management Capabilities

Top-Ranked Firm Cites Imagine’s Powerful Analytics, Data Management,
and Usability 

LONDON and NEW YORK – July 24, 2014 – Imagine Software, a leading provider of risk and portfolio management solutions for the investment community worldwide, today announced that G. H. Financials has selected Imagine’s real-time, cloud-based service to enhance its global Futures and Options clearing service. As a top-ranked global provider of order-routing, clearing, and settlement services to the derivatives market, G. H. Financials Limited will use Imagine Software to provide its clients with improved risk analytics, stress testing, VaR, and correlation margin calculations.

“Our clients are extremely sophisticated investors who are laser-focused on a single outcome – trading listed derivatives for alpha. This means that our risk management infrastructure must be equally, if not more, sophisticated,” said Steve Martin, Chief Operating Officer of G. H. Financials Limited. “Among a long list of benefits, Imagine was the only third-party system we reviewed that delivered the analytics needed to calculate the real-time risk on cleared arbitrage trades,” said Martin. “Imagine’s solution enhances our robust processes and offers a new level of ‘future-proofing‘ that will help us stay ahead as the clearing space evolves.”

Martin added that another benefit of the Imagine platform is its scalability. As G. H. Financials Limited continues to expand the cross-section of asset classes the firm clears, Martin said, “This is the start of an ever-deepening relationship.”

Brendan Quinn, Director of Sales at Imagine Software, said, “Risk management in the clearing industry is constantly changing due to an evolving set of regulatory, client and investor demands. We look forward to working with G. H. Financials Limited as they continue to successfully navigate complex financial markets.”

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About Imagine Software

Imagine Software is a leading provider of real-time risk and portfolio management solutions for the world’s most prominent brokerage firms, investment banks, hedge funds, and funds of funds looking to maximize returns, minimize risk, and improve transparency.  Imagine was founded in 1993 and remains privately held, with professionals worldwide setting the standard for innovative risk and technology solutions.  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.  Imagine puts institutional-grade functionality, broad cross-asset instrument support, and the ability to employ and scale any trading strategy for businesses of all sizes and complexity. Imagine is used by customers in more than 25 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia-Pacific regions.

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 G. H. Financials

G. H. Financials has provided market access and clearing services, on international derivatives exchanges, to professional traders and institutions around the globe since 1993. In the last twelve months, the company has cleared over 280 million contracts on over twenty-five exchanges globally and has been consistently one of the largest clearing members on the NYSE Liffe and ICE Europe exchanges. G. H. Financials is an organisation of three separately capitalised companies based in London, Chicago, and Hong Kong.

For further information and media inquiries, please contact:

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

Bea Broderick
Prosek Partners
bbroderick@prosek.com
212-279-3115, ext. 214

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