Torstone provides DIR with back office software for brokers in Myanmar’s new securities market

SIBOS Dubai — 16 September 2013 —   Torstone Technology, providers of securities and derivatives processing software to the global financial markets today announces that Daiwa Institute of Research Ltd. (DIR), the global systems integration, research, and consultation arm of Daiwa Securities Group has adopted Torstone’s Inferno as the back office post-trade processing element of DIR’s front to back office solution for  Myanmar’s (formerly Burma)  new securities industry.

DIR is working with The Central Bank of Myanmar and Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. to establish the infrastructure for the stock exchange and help develop a capital market in Myanmar. In recent months and under its partnership with DIR, Torstone Technology has prepared its enterprise-level clearing, settlement and integrated accounting system, Inferno, to handle the post-trade processing of equities and government bonds on the new stock exchange. 

Brian Collings, CEO of Torstone Technology commented: “The plans to introduce a stock market are moving fast, but after several months of development our cloud-based application is ready. To be chosen to provide the back office processing in DIR’s front to back office solution, which will be used by brokers in this new trading place, is testament to the operational efficiency and depth of cross-asset functionality of our software. We look forward to continuing to work with DIR and are very excited to be involved at this emergent and important development stage of Myanmar’s financial markets.”

One year ago Torstone established a partnership with DIR to jointly promote, implement and support Inferno in Japan and the Asia region. Inferno provides multi-asset post-trade processing and integrates all the applications and controls needed by operations, finance, middle office, risk and compliance into a single but highly modular system.

DIR provides research, consultancy services as well as systems integration services. Mr Koichi Suzuki, Senior Executive Managing Director of DIR said: “DIR is committed to making a continued contribution to the sustainable economic growth of Myanmar by providing advanced, secure solutions for the new capital markets. Our relationship with Torstone means that we can deliver first rate, enterprise-class software to the new market participants and a highly cost-effective cloud-computing model, from the outset.”

About DIR – Daiwa Institute of Research – http://www.dir.co.jp/english/
Since its founding in 1989, Daiwa Institute of Research has served as the core information-generating arm of the Daiwa Securities Group, separated into three divisions: research, consulting, and system solutions. Our specialists work to provide highly distinctive information services that meet the ever-changing needs of our times.

About Torstone Technology www.torstonetechnology.com

Torstone is a leading global provider of cross-asset securities and derivatives post-trade processing technology. Torstone’s modern, award-winning Inferno platform is fast, flexible and future-proof. It enables global financial firms to reduce their costs, achieve greater control, minimise risk, and drive operational efficiency. Combining many decades of investment banking expertise with in-depth global financial market and technology industry knowledge, Torstone offers agile, secure, scalable, and cost-effective solutions.Torstone Technology is headquartered in London, with offices in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Tokyo.

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