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Factbook expands operations to South Africa

March 18, 2013

Factbook, a specialist provider of fund reporting, marketing and data management solutions to the investment community today announced the latest expansion of its global footprint with news of the launch of an office in Cape Town.

Karen Coleman heads up operations in Cape Town and is delighted to have already signed Factbook’s first South African client.

Coleman, who has spent over 25 years in the financial services industry, in the UK, Europe and South Africa, with Micropal, S&P and most recently as Director of Research Strategy at Morningstar, had this to say “Having dedicated the past 15 years of my career to the South African financial services industry I am extremely excited to be involved in bringing Factbook here. In common with markets across the world, South Africa has experienced significant evolution of both the commercial and regulatory environments over recent years. This has inevitably brought with it significant challenges for industry participants wishing to meet their reporting obligations in a cost efficient, timely and above all robust manner. Factbook’s extensive solution suite provides industry leading tools which will help local asset managers to not only meet current and future regulatory requirements, but also to achieve their aspirations of efficiently delivering differentiating services and reporting to their clients. This strength is evidenced by the signing of our first institutional client within such a short time of our entry into the local market and we look forward to similarly helping many other local and international industry participants over the coming months and years.”

Abbey Shasore, founder & CEO of Factbook, added, “This exciting step forward strongly reinforces our positioning in the territory and accelerates our commitment to expansion across EMEA.”

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Factbook is a specialist provider of fund reporting, marketing and data management solutions. Its innovative and complete process automation allows investment firms to draw data from any number of sources and leverage it across all business areas, not only through the Factbook suite of products, but also any third-party application. Factbook solutions enable investment firms to adopt a strategic view when solving tactical issues regarding reporting, communication and data management. News and other information about Factbook is available at www.factbook.co.uk

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