NEW YORK and LONDON, July 17, 2012 - Imagine Software, a leading provider of real-time portfolio and risk management solutions worldwide, today announced that Cheyne Capital ("Cheyne") has extended its use of Imagine’s cloud-based, P&L and risk management service to support its recently launched UCITS-compliant Cheyne Global Credit Fund. Cheyne, which has been an Imagine client for a number of years, is one of Europe’s most respected diversified alternative investment managers, with assets under management exceeding $6 billion and investment expertise spanning credit, real estate debt, event driven, convertible bond, and equity strategies.
The new UCITS fund was launched in response to strong investor demand and required specific risk measurement and monitoring processes to be implemented. In particular, Cheyne required automated historical and parametric VaR calculations. Using issuer-specific credit data with the corresponding volatilities and correlations generated by Imagine, Cheyne was able to build in the specific risk measures necessary for this UCITS fund.
Moreover, Imagine’s ability to compute any native or user-defined risk measure for all risk factors at any level of aggregation from position to fund level gave Cheyne the added flexibility essential in actively managing risk for the new fund. In conjunction with the custom reporting available to all Imagine users, Cheyne is able to meet its regulatory obligations and satisfy the requirements of its investors.
"Cheyne Capital is a dynamic firm that prides itself on reacting quickly to investor demand," commented Dr. Vasilios Siokis, Chief Risk Officer at Cheyne. "As such, we required a relatively short lead time to implement the new risk measures and processes for this fund. The high level of customization offered by Imagine's software, as well as its fully managed data, enabled us to meet these deadlines and has provided us with best-in-class risk management for this new fund."
Dr. Lance Smith, CEO at Imagine, said, "Our ability to add support for UCITS funds clearly demonstrates that flexibility is one of the hallmarks of the Imagine Trading System. We are delighted to help facilitate Cheyne’s expansion into the UCITS arena, and we look forward to continuing to serve their ongoing needs."
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About Imagine Software
Imagine Software is a leading provider of real-time investment management solutions worldwide. Its flagship product, the Imagine Trading System, is a cross-asset trading, portfolio, and risk management system available as a cloud-based ASP solution or an enterprise application. Developed for alternative investment companies of all sizes, Imagine combines proven institutional-grade capabilities with comprehensive data management and automates key business processing services. A powerful blend of fast time-to-market, comprehensive functionality, and easy scalability makes Imagine a natural solution for new or rapidly growing businesses that need to satisfy ever-growing investor expectations while avoiding the resource commitments normally associated with enterprise-class systems.
Imagine Software serves thousands of users worldwide, ranging from major brokerage firms and banking institutions to hedge funds employing all major asset classes across any trading strategy. Imagine Software is one hundred percent owned by its four managing directors.
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About Cheyne Capital
Cheyne Capital is one of Europe’s leading alternative asset managers. Cheyne Capital Management (UK) LLP is authorised and regulated by the UK FSA. Cheyne launched its first fund in 2000 and today manages net assets of more than $6 billion across corporate credit, real estate debt, event driven, convertible bond and equity strategies.