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Carmignac Gestion deploys Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions’Open Trade

September 13, 2010, London, UK

Open Trade offers leading asset management house simplicity, resilience and flexibility to communicate quickly with counterparties

Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions, the leader in voice and electronic trading infrastructure and services for the trading communities, today announced that leading asset management house, Carmignac Gestion, has deployed Open Trade, the first intelligent trading communication platform across its Paris trading floor.

An innovative, touch screen, multimedia system, Open Trade was designed as a personal trading assistant to provide financial firms with an easy to use, secure platform that meets all their current and future communication needs. Carmignac Gestion has installed the solution across its business, offering its asset managers reliable, secure and fast contact management as they connect to their counterparties.

With a flexible approach to unified communications, Open Trade enables communication channels to converge at a single point for information and conversations, seamlessly integrating voice, video, email, instant messaging and web-based applications. Familiar intuitive, touch screen functionality is replicated in the turret for an enhanced user experience in the office environment. For the IT department, Open Trade is secure and easy to integrate. It is cloud-ready and built on a fully distributed architecture, ensuring straightforward maintenance with minimal onsite hardware required.

“As a forward-thinking buy-side organisation, we chose Open Trade as our next trading communications platform, as it is much more than just a terminal - it’s an essential part of our operations. Intuitive and easy to use, the platform gives us greater flexibility, speed to communicate with the market”, said Nicolas Courbon, Head of Trading Desk, Carmignac Gestion.

“We were drawn to Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions’ fully distributed architecture as it puts our brokers at the centre of trading communications.”

“As the first to market with a SIP-based next generation communications platform we are very pleased with the positive response we have received for Open Trade”, said Lionel Grosclaude, CEO, Orange Business Services - Trading Solutions. “We designed the award winning Open Trade precisely because we wanted to meet the growing needs of traders and brokers for faster and more effective communication channels and have worked hard to create a mission critical platform that gives companies such as Carmignac Gestion a competitive advantage and enhanced user experience.”

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