Marfin Popular Bank Selects Lombard Risk Solution For Group Liquidity Risk Management

- UK, Greece & Cyprus

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LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - 05/24/11) - Editors Note: There is a picture associated with this press release.Lombard Risk Management plc (LSE:LRM - News) ("Lombard Risk"), a leading provider of integrated collateral management and liquidity and regulatory reporting solutions for the financial services industry, today announced that Marfin Popular Bank has selected Lombard Risk's group liquidity management solution, (STB-)Reporter.Marfin Popular Bank Public Co Ltd resulted from a merger of the Groups of Marfin, Egnatia and Laiki which was completed in 2007. The Group is recognised as the second largest Banking Group in Cyprus, with 486 branches in Cyprus, Greece, the United Kingdom, Serbia, Estonia, Guernsey, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Malta.Marfin Popular Bank will be using the solution to take data from the in-house data warehouse and a plethora of disparate data systems in the branches to calculate and automate the completion and submission of both the Bank of England and Financial Services Authority (FSA) statistical and liquidity reports in 3 branches respectively.Annita Philippidou, Group Chief Financial Officer at Marfin Popular Bank, explains "Cyprus has built a solid reputation as an international business centre over the years and now, more and more international investors are selecting Cyprus as their business base. We selected Lombard Risk's solution to meet our regulatory compliance obligations here, and in other branches."John Wisbey, CEO of Lombard Risk, said: "This is another example of the far-reaching impact the FSA's liquidity regime is having on global banking operations. Our solution will meet the regulators' demands locally and regionally, now and in the future AND create a valuable repository of management information to best manage risk and regulatory issues."Marfin Popular Bank selected Lombard Risk's group liquidity reporting because of its ease of integration with multiple source systems which, using Lombard Risk's SuperConsolidator, is straight-forward and effective and will result in a short implementation time.Anastassia Kaimaki, Dep Director, Business Analysis & Project MNGT Sector, Organisation Division at Marfin Egnatia Bank, who will be running the project, says "Automating the regulatory reporting process will give Marfin greater transparency into the operations and ensure regulatory compliance which means that we can focus on revenue-generating activities."About Marfin - http://www.marfinbank.com.cyMarfin Popular Bank Public Co Ltd resulted from a merger of the Groups of Marfin, Egnatia and Laiki which was completed in 2007. The Group is recognised as the second largest Banking Group in Cyprus, with 486 branches in Cyprus, Greece, the United Kingdom, Serbia, Estonia, Guernsey, Romania, Ukraine, Russia and Malta.About Lombard Risk - www.lombardrisk.com (LSE:LRM - News)Lombard Risk enables firms in the financial industry significantly to improve their approach to managing the risk in their businesses. Founded in 1989 and headquartered in London, Lombard Risk has offices in New York, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore. Our clients include banking businesses - over 20 of the world's "Top 50" financial institutions - almost half of the banks operating in the UK, as well as investment firms, asset managers, hedge funds, fund administrators and large corporations worldwide.The Lombard Risk solution suite is developed and supported by an extensive team of risk and financial experts and includes:(STB)-REPORTER® - regulatory reporting. The ideal solution for all automated regulatory reporting requirements. With full support for key supervisory computations including capital adequacy (Basel II and III), large exposures, and combined with LISA, provides a comprehensive solution for global regulatory reporting with the stress and scenario testing.Including (STB-)SuperConsolidator for streamlined integration to source systems.LISA® - scenario analysis and stress testing. Built using state-of-the-art technology with a powerful web-based graphical user interface, LISA® is a solution that can satisfy new liquidity risk management requirements and support growing regulatory demands for timely and reliable information.COLLINE® collateral management. A highly sophisticated, web-based collateral management solution that facilitates efficient management and straight through processing of the entire margin call and reconciliation process.The Lombard Risk software solution suite also includes OBERON® trade capture and valuation, Firmament® credit and equity valuation and (STB)-Detector® AML and customer due diligence.To view the picture associated with this press release, please visit the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20110523-JohnWisbey8.jpg.

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