Brainpower Partner with Italia OnLine in the Fund Management Section of the Portal

GERMANY, Feb. 22 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Brainpower (, a leader in providing investment analysis and decision-support software tools for the investment community, and Italia OnLine (, Infostrada's portal co-leader in Italy with 315 million page views in December 2000, have signed an agreement to produce the information section of the Italia OnLine portal dedicated to fund management.

The section, that can be reached at:, has been implemented using Brainpower NetXceed, an innovative platform specifically designed to offer a competitive advantage and to add sophisticated analytical functionality to the site with data, analysis, fundamental and technical information on either equities or funds. In the case of Italia OnLine, Brainpower's technology allows users access to functions such as, research to select funds of interest from a database of over 2500. Also available is fund screener that selects funds and allows users to make requests of the database choosing various parameters and finally statistical information on the best performance of the funds since January the 1st 1999.

"The deal with Italia OnLine," says Paolo Galli, Country Manager of Brainpower Italia, "confirms the quality and flexibility of our solutions, we are delighted to have attracted the attention of such an important portal as Italia OnLine, who have now chosen our solutions for their financial section".

About Italia OnLine

With seven million and six hundred thousand clients, over 20 billion of traffic minutes in the whole year of 2000, a network in fiber optical proprietary of 6.500 kilometers and 1.805 billion of revenues in 2000 - Infostrada is the first alternative operator to Italian telecommunication. Infostrada Portal, Italia OnLine, with 315 million of page/views per month in December 2000 is the "clicked" Italian web.

About Brainpower

Brainpower is a developer and supplier of investment analysis and decision support tools for investment professionals and online financial service providers. Brainpower's solutions are differentiated by their advanced capabilities to support enhanced decision-making for investment professionals and their clients, including retail investors. Brainpower works with its clients and partners, to help realise their strategic goals for delivery of services to clients and good fund performance through the effective use of technology.

The organization's high-end decision support tools for investment professionals, BrainpowerFinest and BrainpowerTopfunds, support the analysis and management of stocks, mutual funds and portfolios. The technology is database-independent operating in a client/server environment. Based on recognized industry standards and solutions, the technology can be fully integrated into a client's existing technological environment.

The newly developed Brainpower NetXceed supplies the key functionality's of BrainpowerFinest and BrainpowerTopfunds offering for online financial service providers. BrainpowerCompete! and BrainpowerFriends are innovative tools for marketing and sales professionals in the financial services sector facilitating client acquisition and retention. Customers include leading players in the fields of asset management, private banking and online financial services.

Brainpower is a Dutch company and is currently represented in major financial centres through ten offices: Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Lugano, Milan, Madrid, New York, Paris, Stockholm and Zurich.

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