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Bangkok Capital Asset Management Selects Charles River IMS to Support Business Growth

August 3, 2016

Melbourne, Australia – Bangkok Capital Asset Management has chosen the Charles River Investment Management Solution (IMS) as the consolidated front and middle office platform to support its asset management business. The SaaS-based Charles River IMS gives the Bangkok Bank subsidiary a single solution to automate their investment process, from portfolio management through trading, compliance, and settlement.  BCAP gains a complex-wide view of its portfolios and holdings and can streamline decision support and risk monitoring. Complemented by the Charles River Data Service, BCAP’s front office also benefits from real-time pricing for global and local Thai markets.

BCAP is working with Charles River to:

  • Deploy portfolio management and integrated performance measurement and attribution
  • Implement a common trading platform across asset classes
  • Monitor compliance and risk throughout the investment process
  • Access real-time pricing and benchmarks
  • Automate the trade settlement process

“The Charles River Investment Management Solution gives us the capabilities and scale to grow our business,” said Thanavut Pornrojnangkool, Chief Information Officer, BCAP. “Our Portfolio Managers and Traders now have the automation and data they need to make better investment decisions. We can improve our performance and gain greater insight into our risks and opportunities.”

“New asset managers like BCAP need to achieve business growth at a more predictable cost,” said Cameron Field, Managing Director-APAC, Charles River. “Charles River IMS enables firms to replace many systems with one multi-asset platform. This streamlines operations and helps them bring new products to market faster.”

Charles River has served Buy-Side firms in Thailand for more than ten years. BCAP is one of twelve local asset managers that rely on Charles River to support complex Thai instruments and requirements.

About Bangkok Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd.
Bangkok Capital Asset Management Co., Ltd. (BCAP) was established in 2014 by Bualuang Securities PLC, which runs both the private-fund and securities businesses for Bangkok Bank. BCAP has licenses to manage mutual funds, provident funds, and private funds and plan to have new products covering these areas in the next three years. They currently have Bt18.2 billion in AUM. For more information about BCAP visit: bcap.co.th

About Charles River Development
Charles River provides an end-to-end solution to automate the front and middle office investment management process across asset classes on a single platform. Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment simplifies client operations, improves data quality and investment professional productivity, controls risk and lowers technology costs. Charles River serves more than 350 investment firms in over 40 countries in the institutional asset and fund management, private wealth, alternative investments, insurance, banking, and pension markets.