London/New York, 20 October 2014 – ICAP plc (IAP.L), a leading markets operator and provider of post trade risk mitigation and information services, announces today that it has made a further investment in ENSO LP, a leading global provider of market intelligence and analytics for fund managers. This follows an initial investment in May 2013 by ICAP.
ENSO provides powerful portfolio analytics to leading hedge funds and asset management clients. ENSO’s growing team of prime brokerage, asset management, technology and data specialists deliver identifiable and measurable operational insight on counterparty credit risk, collateral management, and portfolio financing and treasury functions. With over $300bn of assets on the platform, ENSO also provides unique portfolio intelligence that delivers clients valuable industry comparisons across a broad range of key portfolio metrics.
Through Euclid Opportunities, an ICAP owned early stage seed funding programme, ICAP has made a number of investments in growth companies that provide innovative technology in the areas of post-trade risk management, data and financial market applications. Complementing the company’s diversified portfolio of businesses, ICAP’s principal investment in ENSO follows an initial investment in 2013 that focused on assisting the company in expanding geographically, while continuing its product innovation.
Michael Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, ICAP, said: “We have been greatly impressed by ENSO’s progress and are delighted to continue our support for the company. Our investment will enable ENSO to deepen its product offering while maintaining strong client growth”.
Steve Gibson, Managing Director of Euclid Opportunities and Board Member at ENSO commented: “Since our initial investment in the firm, ENSO’s rapidly expanding client base is consistently reporting that the firm is providing the transparency and insight critical to drive the fund performance demanded in today’s challenging market environment”.
Matthew Bernard Partner at ENSO, said: “ICAP has been a tremendously supportive investment partner, providing both capital and resources to help ENSO thrive and expand”.
Michael Gentile, Partner, ENSO, said: “ENSO will use this investment to expand heavily in both client delivery and product development. This investment further provides the fuel to connect our managers through innovative solutions, giving control to our expanding community as they manage a rapidly changing regulatory framework”.