The combination of DECIDE, developed by pdv Financial Software GmbH ("pdv") - the most widely used trading, position keeping and risk management system for institutional brokerages in Germany, IWI's deep integration expertise of Japan's financial markets and Serisys' expertise in retooling capital markets in Asia, will provide a new level of front office solutions for Japan's capital markets. IWI is making this platform, which is already integrated for trading and risk management across cash, derivatives, exchange-traded and OTC products, available for in-house implementation as well as an Application Service Provider (ASP) service delivered from its local data centers.
"The DECIDE product exactly matches the needs of Japan-based market participants", said Yoshiyuki Yamamoto, President of IWI. "With continuing growth of trades through local market developments such as Arrowhead, and an urgent need to compete with trading that uses the best tools and techniques in world markets, Japanese banks and brokers increasingly are discovering that their current systems are insufficient. They are, however, reluctant to bear the large implementation risk and high cost of a next generation upgrade. Our ASP service solves this problem by providing a single, lower cost platform for a wide range of exchange traded and OTC instruments."
H.K. Mo, CEO of Serisys, added: "Having worked closely with IWI for several years now, we are proud to be associated with this industry leader. IWI has successfully applied a vertical business model for more rapid hardware and software integration and customized services of high-speed platform solutions for its clients in Japan. We look forward to supporting them fully."
Reinhard Wienke, managing director of pdv, added: "We are delighted to work with Serisys and IWI to bring our advanced DECIDE platform and proven ASP architecture to the Japan market. The system's broad scope and German heritage combined with IWI and Serisys's business process knowledge and experience enable us to deliver an unbeatable solution that is easily tailored to the specific requirements of Japanese customers."
Marketing and sales activity in Japan commence immediately.
About Intelligent Wave Inc.
IWI is a company specializing in system solution business, credit card business and security system business headquartered in Japan. IWI's market data distribution systems have dominated the market for nearly 15 years. In addition, IWI has implemented a messaging middleware and low latency, high performance solutions suite to address the trend of reduced latency of stock transactions and market data distribution for major financial institutions across the region. For more information, please visit http://www.iwi.co.jp.
About Serisys Solutions Limited
Serisys Solutions provides IT services and solutions to the capital markets and banking industries in Asia. Serisys offers next generation, proven, world-class software platforms from Europe and North America to support the retooling of the capital markets in China, Japan and the rest of Asia. Serisys is headquartered in Hong Kong, with offices in Tokyo, Shanghai and Singapore, and provides application service provision (ASP), application implementation, and 24*7 application support of mission critical applications across Asia. For more information on our solutions and services, see http://www.serisys.com.
About pdv Financial Software GmbH
pdv Financial Software GmbH is an independent software vendor based in Hamburg, Germany with more than 18 years experience delivering high-tech software solutions to financial markets. DECIDE is pdv's core product, with a market share over 60% in institutional brokerage trading, and is relied on by banks such as Commerzbank. In addition, pdv operates an ASP data centre hosted by Deutsche Boerse Systems, operator of the German Stock Exchange, where the DECIDE ASP installation is run for multiple clients. For more information please refer to http://www.pdv-fs.com.
Intelligent Wave Inc.
Shintaro Sawa/Keiichiro Nishiwaki
Phone: +813 6222 7200
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Serisys Solutions Ltd
Phone: +852 2376 3232
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pdv Financial Software GmbH
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