LatentZero builds up its implementation services with new appointment

London, 7 March 2006 - LatentZero, the leading provider of front-office technology to the buy-side, has appointed Nick Harrall as Head of the Professional Services Group (PSG). Nick will be responsible for developing the company's implementation and support services, and ensuring that all clients receive the highest standards of service when deploying LatentZero's Capstone suite of solutions.

Nick brings to LatentZero extensive experience of implementing and supporting software solutions within the investment management community. Prior to joining LatentZero, he was Operations and Customer Services Director at Thomson Sweet and Maxwell, where he was responsible for the ongoing development of the company's SAP implementation, and implementing the control framework required to comply with Sarbanes Oxley requirements. Before that, he was European Customer Services Director at Thomson Financial, managing more than 240 customer service staff in 12 European offices. Nick has also managed PSG teams at ACT (Misys), PIMS, and Credit Suisse (Citymax).

"I'm delighted to be returning to my roots in PSG management, especially at such a dynamic and successful company as LatentZero," says Nick of his appointment. "There's a very positive attitude here, and as a medium sized company it's possible for each individual to have a real impact, which makes it a very attractive place to work. One of my first tasks will be to expand the implementation team and recruit the best available individuals in the market, so LatentZero's outstanding reputation is a huge advantage. The company has enjoyed some high profile wins in the last few years, and we want to keep implementation services a key LatentZero advantage to ensure that level of growth is sustained."

Gerry Gualtieri, COO, LatentZero , says: "The quality of LatentZero's technology is universally recognised, and it is essential that we have similar standards in implementation to match: it is a key factor in any successful software solution. We are delighted to have such an experienced and well-qualified professional as Nick joining our team. His unique blend of skills is a valuable addition to LatentZero and will help us maintain our position as a leader in front-office solutions for the buy-side."

Fidessa has had a presence in the Japanese market now for over 7 years and counts 28 of the leading financial institutions there as clients. With 70 staff based in its Tokyo office, the majority being local Japanese employees, Fidessa has a detailed knowledge of the Japanese markets and has built a strong reputation for product delivery and support through bilingual helpdesk and implementation teams. These teams are now being expanded providing further support for the Fidessa LatentZero product suite.

About LIM Advisors Limited

LIM Advisors Limited is an Asian-based multi-strategy investment group based in Hong Kong with additional offices in Tokyo, Beijing, Connecticut, and Mauritius. The mission of LIM Advisors is to deliver superior risk adjusted returns and unique investment opportunities for institutional investors and high net worth individuals. Founded in 1995 by George W. Long with US$10 million, LIM Advisors have grown to approximately US$900 million in assets under management. The firm invests in Asian focused strategies including arbitrage, credit, equity, relative value and special situations. LIM Advisors also has funds dedicated to both China and Japan.