GROUPAMA AM selects Sentinel, Fidessa LatentZero’s compliance solution

Paris, 1st February 2010 - GROUPAMA Asset Management, one of France's largest asset managers with €88.8 billion assets under management (AUM), has selected Fidessa LatentZero's Sentinel to automate real-time pre- and post-trade compliance of its mutual and institutional funds, and to help it meet the requirements of regulators and client mandates.

GROUPAMA AM selected Sentinel because it met essential functionality requirements such as incident management (detection, monitoring and resolution), and audit trail and reporting. Additional key factors were Sentinel's high interoperability with third-party systems, (particularly for real-time pre-trade checks on orders), comprehensive pre-configured rule libraries (including UCITS III), and its ability to handle a large number of portfolios and rules with no loss of performance.

Yann-Hervé Beulze, Head of Compliance and Risk at GROUPAMA AM, said: "In today's highly regulated and fast-moving environment, it is crucial to have dedicated technology in place to allow our people to deliver the best value to clients. Sentinel satisfied our functionality and technology requirements. It was also important for us to partner with an established and reputable vendor in the region, making Fidessa LatentZero the clear choice."

Georges Setrouk, Regional Sales Manager for Fidessa LatentZero, added: "We are very pleased and honoured to establish this partnership with GROUPAMA AM. This new project will allow us to continue to strengthen our footprint and customer base in continental Europe, and France in particular, and we look forward to developing more lasting relationships in the region."



With €88.8 billion in assets under management at 30 December 2009, principally managed for the account of institutional investors, Groupama Asset Management today ranks 8th amongst asset management companies in France. It is a subsidiary of Groupama, the leading mutual insurance group in France, and is recognised for its active management in Europe.

A partnership policy enables Groupama AM to manage US and Japanese stocks.

The company is also involved in SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) management practices. It has sites in Italy and Spain and is active in Portugal, Hungary and Canada. In 2009 and for the 3rd year in a row, Eurofonds-FundClass ranked it the number one French and European asset manager in its class for the consistency of its performance.

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