CATEX Announces the Release of Pivot Point 2.0, Re-design Features,
.NET Upgrade and Client/Market Extranet

Princeton, February 25, 2009
The Catastrophe Risk Exchange, Inc. (CATEX) today announced the release of its Pivot Point 2.0 Reinsurance and Insurance Transaction System platform, which features a .NET upgrade of the entire web based software platform and introduction of a client/market extranet functionality enabling a firm’s trading partners to access their business data over the Internet. The Pivot Point 2.0 upgrade will support all of the existing web based Pivot Point 1.0 systems (Pivot Point Broker; Pivot Point Agency; and Pivot Point Risk-Bearer), which currently serve client operations in 20 countries; process premium and claim volumes of more than USD 4 billion annually; settle financial transactions in 70 currencies; and post accounting invoices in 10 languages.

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“The .NET features afforded by 2.0 are apparent as soon as a user logs in.” said CATEX CEO Frank Fortunato. “Rich, graphical data displays are pushed before the user immediately” said Fortunato. “These integrated displays combine the placement components with the traditional back office and all business data information -- placement history, contract, statements, claims, vouchers, and experience reports – are conveniently displayed in the same place, with the transaction.”

Drawing extensively on feedback from its client base, CATEX has further implemented the .NET technology upgrade for each existing back-office module, including the accounting, claim, settlement and ledger functionalities. By virtue of its seamless straight-through processing and integrated data displays, the system re-design virtually eliminates the long-standing operational distinction between the front-office and back-office operations for system users. To meet the intensive reporting needs of system users, Pivot Point 2.0 will continue to link directly to the Pivot Point Mosaic reporting service, which includes a suite of data cubes spanning every major module of the Pivot Point system.

Commenting on the back-office technology upgrade, Frank Sweeney, CATEX COO, said “By applying the simple benefits of greater automation, a firm can continue to maintain strict internal control of its back-office processing regardless of its chosen mode of operation.” He added, “Pivot Point’s web-based flexibility will enable each client to perform either centralized or distributed transaction processing with equal efficiency for all phases of its reinsurance business.”

A company may utilize Pivot Point 2.0 .Net by direct license; accessed as a service via the Internet; or used on a transactional basis via the CATEX Global Exchange. More information about Pivot Point 2.0 .Net is available at

Key Features:
End-to-end process
100% web-based
Single data entry
Cube reports
Automated processing
Client/counter-party access
Microsoft .NET technology throughout

The Catastrophe Risk Exchange, Inc. (CATEX) is a leading developer of web based insurance and reinsurance software. CATEX provides software as a service to brokers, agencies and reinsurers to manage all of their Treaty, facultative and commercial insurance needs. CATEX’s flagship products, CATEX Pivot Point and Data Vera, are Microsoft .NET based solutions that provide placement, contract management, fiduciary accounting, ledger control, claims management, multi-currency settlements, bordereau processing, document management, data conversion, and comprehensive MI reporting functionalities. CATEX has been operating since 1994 and is licensed by the New York Insurance Department as a reinsurance intermediary that acts in a neutral capacity.

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