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Press Release

UK’s Affirmative Investment Managers Selects Charles River’s
SaaS-based Solution

June 7, 2016

London – Charles River, a front and middle office investment management solution provider, today announced that dedicated green bond specialist Affirmative Investment Managers (AIM) has selected the SaaS-based Charles River Investment Management Solution (Charles River IMS). AIM users will have a fully managed platform for portfolio management, trading, and compliance across its fixed income investment operations.

“We chose Charles River because it is a complete, fully hosted solution that can support our portfolio management team and compliance risk management needs,” said Michelle Smith, Chief Operating Officer, AIM. “Charles River’s experts demonstrated a depth of knowledge and commitment to excellence in providing intuitive, user-friendly functionality to help us manage the entire investment process. We know that data is robust and accurate, and that we are capturing and managing compliance risk according to client and regulatory requirements.”

“Charles River supports growing firms like AIM by providing a single, flexible platform with data and analytics that improves decision making and risk management, and ensures greater efficiency at a more predictable cost,” said Tom Driscoll, Global Managing Director, Charles River “SaaS deployment simplifies operations and gives investment teams faster access to the latest capabilities and system expertise.”

About Affirmative Investment Managers (AIM)
AIM is the world’s first dedicated green and impact bond fund manager. AIM’s approach is a fusion of mainstream portfolio management and sustainability principles. The firm pursues impact investing opportunities in fixed income and the management team has been at the forefront of international green bond development since 2010. AIM is a leading exponent of disclosure and reporting by bond issuers and the provision of impact data on a portfolio basis. The AIM team holds the longest track record in the market for managing a green bond fund against a mainstream benchmark. For more information, visit www.affirmativeim.com.

About Charles River
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. SaaS deployment simplifies client operations, improves data quality and investment professional productivity, controls risk and lowers technology costs. Charles River serves 350+ investment firms in 40+ countries in the institutional asset/fund management, private wealth, alternative investments, insurance, banking, and pension markets.