Italian investment management firm Anima SGR has selected the Charles River Investment Management System (Charles River IMS) to support the portfolio management, order management, execution management, and compliance needs of the new combined entity, following the merger of Anima and Prima SGR.
The merger officially takes place on January 1, 2012, and will create the largest independent asset manager in Italy. Anima currently has over €40 billion ($56 billion) in assets under management, and more than 110 mutual funds.
Roberto Panzeri, CIO, Anima, says Charles River IMS provides Anima with a single enterprise solution for portfolio management, trading and compliance that meets the firm’s business needs as it adds new asset types, grows its number of users and portfolios, and is expected to meet increasingly complex regulatory requirements.
Anima selected the Charles River IMS because it provides a single enterprise system that is able to support many asset classes required by the combined entity. It can also run compliance at any point during the trade cycle and provide a complete audit trail to satisfy the regulatory requirements of the Bank of Italy and the Italian Securities Exchange Commission.
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