Hawkpoint celebrates successful year using Fidessa Workstation

London, 1st September 2005 - royalblue (LSE:RYB), provider of Fidessa, today announced that Hawkpoint Partners Limited, the independent corporate finance advisory firm has completed a successful year using Fidessa Workstation as its sole platform for real-time market data access to the UK and continental European equities markets.

Fidessa Workstation was installed in the London offices in September 2004. The transitory period from the previous platform to Fidessa Workstation took only two days.

Hawkpoint is an award winning corporate finance house which advises corporates, financial institutions, private equity houses, governments and quasi-governmental bodies and is active throughout Europe. Fidessa Workstation provides Hawkpoint professionals with integrated real-time market data, research and fundamentals.

Adrian Bolton, IT Manager, at Hawkpoint, comments: "Fidessa Workstation has reduced our market data costs significantly helping us to offer the full depth of market data to all our professionals. What is more, it is an industrial strength platform which has delivered substantial volumes of data without a single outage since we installed it."

Fidessa's flexible commercial model enables companies to pay just for the coverage and functionality their users need. As a result financial institutions, such as Hawkpoint can typically reduce their market data costs by up to 50%.

Simon Barnby, head of strategy for Fidessa Workstation, says: "With the world of corporate finance demanding broad market data coverage and powerful functionality, the ability to offer all this in a flexible and cost-effective way is key. Fidessa Workstation presents a fully-managed, one-stop solution that meets the requirements of the most demanding corporate finance houses."

The Fidessa product suite provides integrated trading, market data and connectivity solutions to around 8000 users at over 150 institutions around the globe.