SmartStream Expands Middle East Operations with New Office In Dubai.* SmartStream creates greater presence in strategically important global financial market to serve clients across the Middle East
* New investment strengthens and complements existing presence through distribution partner
LONDON -- SmartStream Technologies, the Transaction Lifecycle Management specialist, today announced that it has expanded its global operations Global Operations is a first-person shooter computer game developed by Barking Dog Studios and published by both Crave Entertainment and Electronic Arts. It was released in March of 2002, following its public multiplayer beta version which contained only the Quebec map. with a new office in Dubai based at the Dubai International Financial Centre The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is a near-shore financial hub for the MENA containing a capital market designated as a financial free zone in Dubai. It is established to create an environment for growth, progress and economic development in the UAE and the wider (DIFC DIFC Dubai International Financial Centre ), the world's fastest growing financial centre.
Recognising the importance of one of the world's fastest growing and dynamic financial centres, SmartStream has opened its Dubai office to serve the large and diverse financial community in the Middle East.
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financial institution, financial organization , which is driving demand in IT innovation. With a local presence we can build on our previous success in the region and support these institutions' plans to deliver scalable and flexible transaction processing Updating the appropriate database records as soon as a transaction (order, payment, etc.) is entered into the computer. It may also imply that confirmations are sent at the same time.
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The Dubai office is a significant step in SmartStream's ongoing direct investment in the region. SmartStream will be offering its range of market leading Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM TLM Telemetry
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SmartStream's office is based within the landmark building The Gate, home of the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). This location, at the heart of a globally important and rapidly expanding financial centre will enable SmartStream to quickly gain momentum in the market, accessing potential customers and partners as well as opinion leaders from day one.
Nasser Al Shaali, CEO, DIFC Authority, commented: "With the ever expanding concentration of financial firms in Dubai and across the region the demand for industry-proven processing software is increasing. As a leading provider of software to the financial services The examples and perspective in this article or section may not represent a worldwide view of the subject.
Please [ improve this article] or discuss the issue on the talk page. community, SmartStream has a great deal to offer the institutions in the Middle East. We are pleased to welcome SmartStream to the world's fastest growing international financial centre and also look forward to working with them on developing the next generation of hosted information and trade processing services."
To launch SmartStream's new Middle Eastern operations, the office will be hosting a series of client-focused events over the coming months. This will include an official reception in April at The Gate, with CEO Ken Archer and DIFC representatives outlining the company's expansion plans in the region. The following month will see a SmartStream Solutions Day providing prospects with an in-depth review of the company's TLM technology and how it can benefit their organisations.
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About SmartStream Technologies
SmartStream Technologies provides industry-leading Transaction Lifecycle Management (TLM([R])) solutions that deliver automation to previously manual and error-prone processes within banks, asset managers, broker dealers, custodians
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1,000 clients, including more than 75 of the world's top 100 banks, rely on SmartStream's highly robust, scalable TLM solutions to control complex and disparate processes, comply with regulatory demands and address customer service, while reducing operational risk and cost.
For more information about SmartStream, our products and solutions visit: www.smartstream-stp.com
About the DIFC
The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) is an onshore hub for global finance. It bridges the time gap between the financial centres of Hong Kong Hong Kong (hŏng kŏng), Mandarin Xianggang, special administrative region of China, formerly a British crown colony (2005 est. pop. 6,899,000), land area 422 sq mi (1,092 sq km), adjacent to Guangdong prov. and London and services a region with the largest untapped emerging market for financial services.
In just three years, over 550 firms have registered at the DIFC. They operate in an open environment complemented with world-class regulations and standards. The DIFC offers its member institutions incentives such as 100 per cent foreign ownership, zero tax on income and profits and no restrictions on foreign exchange. In addition their business benefits from modern infrastructure, operational support and business continuity facilities of uncompromisingly un·com·pro·mis·ing
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