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Panopticon Data Visualization Software Selected by Sycomore Asset Management

by Maroushka Kanywani, Editor, Dashboard InsightTuesday, February 17, 2009

Stockholm, Sweden, February 17, 2009 - Panopticon Software, the leading provider of Treemap and Heatmap data visualization software, today announced that Sycomore Asset Management has selected its data visualization technology as a key element for monitoring risk and other critical parameters in its portfolios.

Sycomore Asset Management is an independent management company founded in July 2001. Today, the firm is especially well known among French institutional investors for its long lasting expertise in listed Euro equities. It has approximately 2 Billion Euros under management.

Sycomore Asset Management has licensed Panopticon data visualization software to enable its fund managers to monitor performance and risk metrics for individual equities as well as aggregated data for model portfolios, actual portfolios and the market as a whole. Panopticon's data visualization technology will complement traditional presentation formats on the analysts' desktops. Panopticon will allow the fund managers to view all records in very large data sets at the same time and also easily see and understand hierarchies and groups in the data.

Technologies + Finance, Panopticon's partner in France, coordinated the deployment of the software within the Sycomore Asset Management facility and trained users on how to get the most out of the system.

Jerome Tordo, founding partner and Managing Director of Sycomore Asset Management, said, "The new Panopticon visualizations will enable our fund managers to quickly view and comprehend large amounts of data and help them understand the relationships in the data for comparative analysis. We made a thorough survey of our alternatives and selected Panopticon due to its very intuitive display of data and the ease of integration."

Willem De Geer, CEO at Panopticon Software, said: "Visualization for advanced analytics is a growing market area for us and Sycomore is a very good example of how Panopticon technology can be added to systems our clients are already using. It helps them facilitate and improve their workflows and increases the value and ROI on previous IT and business intelligence investments."

About Technologies + Finance

Technologies + Finance provides investment banks, asset managers and hedge funds with advanced and cost-effective solutions and services to support their market activities across asset classes. The company’s recognized expertise has made it a preferred partner of leading financial institutions in Southern Europe as well as the reseller of choice for some of the most innovative software companies.

About Panopticon

Panopticon information visualization technology allows Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) and corporations to add monitoring and analysis functions to their applications. The company’s Developer SDK allows programmers to embed Treemaps, Heatmaps and other effective business intelligence capabilities into enterprise applications. Panopticon also offers productized desktop and web-deployed enterprise applications that customers can deploy very quickly. People use Panopticon products in a wide variety of industries, including financial services, telecommunications, project management, packaged food, industrial manufacturing, and retail. Clients include Thomson Reuters, JP Morgan Chase, Advent Software, Deltek, and Arcelor Mittal. The company has offices in New York, Boston, London and Stockholm.

Technologies + Finance
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+33 153 454 464

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