Charles River Development - United Kingdom

Charles River Development is a front- and middle-office investment software solutions provider for hundreds of buy-side firms worldwide.

The Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS) is a multi-asset class, multi-currency software solution that provides complete straight-through processing on a single, consolidated platform. Offered individually or part of a tightly integrated suite, Charles River IMS modules automate: decision support and portfolio management; pre-trade, in-trade (at any stage of the trade cycle), post-execution, and end-of-day compliance; order management, electronic trading, and execution management; post-trade matching and settlement; and performance measurement, attribution, and performance risk. Additional components include the Charles River Anywhere browser-based workstation, and the fully-integrated Charles River Network for global electronic trading via FIX (Financial Information eXchange).

Charles River IMS helps clients comply with Canadian regulations, such as National Instrument 81-102 and National Instrument 24-101.


Charles River maintains a local presence in all major financial centers worldwide. In North America, Charles River has headquarters in Burlington, Massachusetts; a regional office in New York; a presence in Chicago, Illinois, Hartford, Connecticut, and San Francisco, California; and implementation managers stationed throughout the region for full implementation capabilities and technical support.


Charles River serves over 300 diverse investment management clients worldwide. In Canada, Charles River supports over 20 firms, including four of the country's top five banks.


Multi-layered services approach complements products, ensures successful deployment of Charles River IMS and ongoing support. Hosting and Application Management offer cost effective options for application and infrastructure management. Hosted Application Management is a fully-outsourced application and infrastructure solution in Charles River's highly secure, Tier One hosting center. Alternatively, leverage in-house infrastructure and security with the Application Management solution, while Charles River manages the Charles River IMS application.


N -tier architecture consists of both Windows and Web portal clients, a Java middle-tier and back-end database. Open standards-based, service-oriented architecture (SOA) and modern technology ensure scalability and handle very high trade volumes and throughput. Highly configurable and easily integrates with external systems. Customizable user-interface improves efficiency and lowers costs through streamlined workflows.