The Second Swedish National Pension Fund (AP2) extends usage of TradeseC for integration with Northern Trust

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3 February 2016
Stockholm, Sweden

AP2 uses TradeseC as integration hub, enabling a fully automated two-way trade flow from external and internal portfolio managers to downstream applications.

Now AP2 have chosen to extend the usage of TradeseC to include TradeseC ATM module (Automated Trade Match) for integration with their custodian, Northern Trust.

The TradeseC ATM module capture all trades, including FX and OTC derivatives, from the SimCorp Dimension and route them seamless to Northern Trust for match and settlement. The encoding used between systems is XML based and the transfer technique is based on message queuing, which gives an efficient flow with ACK/NACK and failover processes. Full STP is obtained via match statuses that is retrieved from Northern trust and the trades are updated and enriched automatically in SimCorp Dimension.

“We are pleased to support AP2 and Northern Trust with this integration. It fits our product portfolio very well and will be a great complement to our platform integrations”, says Executive Vice President Carl Zenzén.

We choose TradeChannel since they have been a partner to us for several years and we believe that agile development in combination with in-depth business knowledge would decrease project risk and enable us to meet our firm deadline. In the project there where several complex project details that could have had a huge impact, however TradeChannel have mitigated them all”, says Head of Business Support Ola Eriksson.

Enquiries regarding this announcement and TradeseC should be addressed to

Andreas Bergh, Vice President, Head of Sales, TradeChannel AB, +46 (0) 812 13 95 19

About Second National Pension Fund

 The Second AP Fund is one of five buffer funds within the Swedish pension system. The Second AP Fund shall maximize longterm return at low risk. In conjunction with the other buffer funds, the Fund is tasked with maintaining reasonably consistent pension levels, even during periods affected by peaks in the number of retirees, or by an economic downturn. The Second AP Fund shall adopt a longterm approach, with a view to securing the managed buffer capital over the long-term. The Fund's scientifically-based strategic management model includes long-term forecasts covering demographic, socio-economic and capital-market developments.

About TradeseC

TradeseC is a highly flexible internet based communication platform that connects internal and/or external data submitters with the clients portfolio management system or DataWarehouse solution. TradeseC adds value to the clients by making the transaction process efficient, thereby reducing cost, operations risk and increasing data quality.

Regardless of portfolio management system, instruments or protocol TradeseC is capable of supporting current and future set-ups of Investment management organizations.