Jarvis replaces KTS with royalblue for Market Data and Trading Services

London, 27th October 2003 - royalblue, the market leading provider of global equity trading software and market-data systems, has replaced Knowledge Technology Solutions' (KTS) QuoteTerminal product at Jarvis Investment Management PLC.

Jarvis have signed up to take royalblue's Fidessa market data Workstations replacing all of their current QuoteTerminal users. In addition, they are also taking the Fidessa Workstation Trading solution to look after their trading needs.

Commenting on the deal Kerry Belcher of Jarvis said, "We needed a new market data workstation supplier to address existing reliability issues. Having looked at all the offerings in the UK equity space, the Fidessa product from royalblue was the clear class leader. The company's pedigree and track-record provide the assurance we need that resilience and reliability will be second to none."

Simon Barnby, royalblue's Business Development Manager commented, "This is another positive step in the evolution of the Fidessa Workstation product. Until now, we have been building our Workstation user-base by replacing the two traditional incumbent suppliers - Thomson and Reuters. The fact that we are now replacing other recent entrants to this market only goes to prove how superior our product offering really is - not only the technology deployed, but also in terms of usability and reliability."

royalblue's Fidessa Workstation provides full real-time coverage for UK equity pricing data (Level 1 & Level 2) along with news, charts, company fundamentals, broker forecasts, indices, forex and other key market benchmark data.

Additionally, the product provides trading access to the LSE SETS market as well as numerous UK Broker Retail Service Provider (RSP) networks. All this is backed with powerful functionality and analysis tools provided via an intuitive and flexible user-interface.