JOHANNESBURG, June 24 /PRNewswire/ --

- South African Investment Manager to migrate back office processes to hosted offering

Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a leading provider of financial services technology and a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon, has been selected by Prescient to deliver its integrated investment management suite via its application service provider (ASP), Eagle ACCESS(SM).

Prescient, with R60 billion under management in South Africa, selected the Eagle suite to streamline its growing local and global operations. Eagle will assist Prescient to meet increasing client reporting requirements and provide access to data in an efficient and effective manner. The implementation is scheduled to begin during the summer.

Over the past several years, Prescient's business has expanded both locally and globally, and the management of investment data, accounting and performance has become a more complicated process. In addition there has been a noticeable increase in client requirements for data and more sophisticated reporting. We concluded that it was time to enhance our back office to support both our growth objectives and client needs, said Carey Millerd, Prescient's chief executive officer. During our search, it quickly became apparent that Eagle's fully integrated technology combined with its mature and proven hosted service was the ideal solution for Prescient to meet market needs for daily reporting and continued business expansion.

Initially interested in Eagle's investment accounting functionality and mutual fund accounting capabilities, Prescient recognized the efficiencies offered by Eagle's solutions for data management and performance measurement and opted to license the entire suite. Prescient is expecting to increase productivity by redirecting internal resources as a result of using Eagle's ASP, Eagle ACCESS. The firm selected the hosted service to leverage Eagle's rich functionality, 24x7 support and scalability provided by the offering.

John Legrand, managing director of Eagle's European, Middle Eastern and African operations said: Eagle continues to attract leading, forward thinking financial institutions such as Prescient from across the globe with its robust technology and services. Our focus and commitment to excellence means interest in our data management, investment accounting and performance measurement solutions continues to grow in South Africa and other markets worldwide.

Eagle ACCESS is the fruit of over twenty years of investment by our company in hosted and outsourced services, and market indicators show we can expect to see yet more momentum in this area, Legrand continued.

Notes to editors:

Prescient Investment Management is a leading independent quantitative investment management business which manages both local and offshore assets from its base in Cape Town, South Africa. Its expertise embraces the management of portfolios comprising interest-bearing, equity, property, currency and derivative instruments. Prescient currently manages money for more than 200 institutional clients with their primary focus on the delivery of superior performance while effectively managing risk. Additional information is available at or via email at

Eagle Investment Systems LLC, a subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, is a global provider of financial services technology. Eagle provides leading-edge technology and services for data management, investment accounting and performance measurement. Eagle's product suite is offered as an installed application or can be hosted via Eagle ACCESS(SM), Eagle's ASP offering.

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing offers clients worldwide a broad spectrum of specialised asset servicing capabilities, including custody and fund services, securities lending, performance and analytics, and execution services. BNY Mellon Asset Servicing offers its products and services through The Bank of New York Mellon and other subsidiaries of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation.

The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK) is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 34 countries and serving more than 100 markets. The company is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, providing superior asset management and wealth management, asset servicing, issuer services, clearing services and treasury services through a worldwide client-focused team. It has US$19.5 trillion in assets under custody and administration, US$881 billion in assets under management, services more than US$11 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging US$1.8 trillion a day. Additional information is available at

Kendra Ahern, Eagle Investment Systems LLC, +1-617-219-0209,