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ODL selects Financial Studio for UK regulatory FSA IRR and Basel II

Ghent/London – April 15 2008. It is with pleasure that Financial Architects welcomes ODL Securities the ever growing family of customers choosing Financial Studio as a core part of their finance and risk management infrastructure.

Having evaluated current offerings in the market, ODL Securities has selected Financial Studio for Compliance and Capital Management to automate regulatory reporting under FSA IRR, including the calculation of risk and capital adequacy introduced as part of the Basel II accord. Financial Studio will be implemented to serve as a core data foundation and calculation engine for the creation, calculation and publication of regulatory reports, including report generation and disclosure to the FSA.

ODL Securities is a rapidly growing and sophisticated business. “It is essential for ODL Securities that our suppliers understand our business and can leverage that understanding and experience in adding value to the delivery of IT solutions for us.” Says Tom Higgins, CTO for ODL Securities. Higgins continues, “Financial Architects clearly have the right solution for us, their track record and demonstration of competence from day 1 gave us the level of confidence we needed that the eventual project will be successful.”

Financial Architects understands that in today’s dynamic and aggressive market Compliance goes beyond the simple need to produce regulatory reports. In the current economic climate, the need for strategic capital and risk management is paramount. Financial Studio’s Capital Management and Compliance solution is far more than just a regulatory reporting tool. Based on the Financial Resource Planning Concept (FRP), Financial Studio incorporates functionality from a variety or disciplines; accounting, capital management, MIS and compliance. This combination of functionality provides a sophisticated management tool which also incorporates the production and transmission of our customer’s regulatory obligation.

“We are delighted that ODL Securities has demonstrated such confidence in our solutions.” Says Nigel Lee, Chief Commercial Officer for Financial Architects. “ODL Securities is a complex business, demonstrating once again our ability to work successfully with many different types of financial institution. I am constantly reassured that more and more institutions see the value in the FRP concept and embrace our holistic approach to risk and financial management. Our rapid acceleration in the UK gives me further confidence that not only do we have the right solution, but also an unparalleled ability to successfully deliver internationally.” Lee adds.

About ODL Securities

ODL Securities (ODLS), a London-based company that trades oil and other energy market derivatives, was founded in 1994 as Options Direct (Europe) Ltd in response to a movement away from the “open outcry” system of trading on the LIFFE derivative products market. ODLS has some of the widest ranging and most technologically advanced resources in their industry and through their growing international network of offices (U.S.A, Italy and Japan are established, with China opening in the near future) they are able to meet their customers' needs virtually anywhere in the world.

ODLS offers an extensive range of forex (fx), derivative, equity, commodity and fixed income products for retail & corporate clients, financial institutions, fund managers, introducing brokers and agents

In January 2007 ODLS bought bestconnect, the leading UK retail service provider (RSP) electronic dealing service, from investment bank Dresdner Kleinwort. The acquisition of bestconnect meant ODLS became the UK’s second largest RSP and strengthened the Company’s offering in equities in particular.

About FinArch

FinArch (Financial Architects nv), with offices in the major financial centres worldwide, is a global value leader in providing a new generation of financial management software. The concept of the

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