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Wolters Kluwer Financial Services’ FRSGlobal Enhances Data Management Solution

Integration of Celona’s Data and Information Control Software Enables Improved Data Lifecycle Management from Source System to Risk and Regulatory Analysis

Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, a leading worldwide provider of risk, compliance and audit solutions for the financial services industry, today announced that it will integrate  Celona data and information control software with its FRSGlobal products. With this enhancement, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services has further strengthened the data integration capabilities of its  FRSGlobal financial risk and regulatory reporting solutions, helping financial institutions to take control of the data lifecycle, including the collection, validation, integration, analysis, reporting and auditing of the data.

“There is an evident need for firms to have a greater grasp on the management of their data, driven primarily by regulatory change and requirements, risk management demands, and the need for increased efficiency throughout the business,” said Joost Roelin, director of Product Management for FRSGlobal at Wolters Kluwer Financial Services. “Our offering provides an improved audit trail which gives firms deep insight in the flow of the data, the transformation of the data, and the target of the data – providing a solid architecture for consistently managing data in line with integrated business, risk and regulatory needs.”

This new functionality allows FRSGlobal to bridge the data from financial firms’ source systems into DataFoundation, FRSGlobal’s centralized data mart. Users have the ability to drill down all the way to the source data, enabling transparency at every stage and creating an end-to-end audit trail. This process will ultimately help firms to incorporate more centralized, reliable and clean data into their risk management, management information and regional and global regulatory reporting activities.

“Our data and information control software gives firms real insight into their business - insight that both powers innovation and also enables rapid response to an ever-changing business environment,” said Sharon White, CEO, Celona. “Working with FRSGlobal solutions, we can help financial institutions save time, resources and provide better quality information to drive their business forward.”

About Wolters Kluwer Financial Services

Whether complying with regulatory requirements, addressing a single key risk, or working toward a holistic risk management strategy, more than 15,000 customers worldwide count on  Wolters Kluwer Financial Services for a comprehensive and dynamic view of risk management and compliance. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services provides audit, risk and compliance solutions that help financial organizations improve efficiency and effectiveness across their enterprise. With more than 30 offices in 20 countries, the company’s prominent brands include: FRSGlobal, ARC Logics for Financial Services, Bankers Systems, VMP® Mortgage Solutions, AppOne®, GainsKeeper®, Capital Changes, NILS, AuthenticWeb™ and Uniform Forms™. Wolters Kluwer Financial Services is part of  Wolters Kluwer, a leading global information services and publishing company with annual revenues of (2011) €3.4 billion ($4.7 billion) and approximately 19,000 employees worldwide. Please visit our  website for more information.

About Celona

Celona, headquartered in London and part of the MBI/MBO group of companies, was founded in 2005 and has invested over £20m in building Celona Evolve, a data and information control package that is the leading product in its field.

The group includes market-leading firms, and is a proven long-term developer of world-class businesses. Celona has been recognised as a Global Leader by 'Red Herring', the venture investors' bible.

Celona has professional services experts who locate close to clients and an established global network of major systems integration and software partners that makes delivery of Celona Evolve straightforward, risk-free and economic.