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CCH Sword Names Hammer National Accounts Manager for North America

(RIVERWOODS, ILL., April 21, 2009) – CCH Sword today announced that Ed Hammer has joined as National Accounts Manager for North America region. CCH Sword is a leading developer and supplier of operational risk control solutions to the global financial services sector and a part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business. CCH is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services (

Hammer will focus on bringing the award-winning CCH Sword Enterprise Risk Management solution to North American clients. CCH Sword, which is already used in some of the world’s leading financial institutions, provides enterprises with a proven system to facilitate convergence of governance , risk and compliance programs. It enables companies to link oversight functions such as audit, compliance and risk, and to streamline the communication between those functions and the business.  

“With Ed’s unique insight into the compliance and audit process, and Sword’s existing excellence in enterprise risk management, we are confident we can bring a fresh and valuable offering to the North American market,” said Seamus O’Farrell, CCH Sword Managing Director. “Ed’s recruitment is another step in our strategy of building out our global presence, and bringing our solution to a wider governance, risk and compliance audience.”

Hammer joins CCH Sword from the CCH Accounting Research Manager®, where he was a top performer over the past six years.

About CCH Sword

CCH Sword, based in Dublin, Ireland, is a part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business. It serves over 3,000 users in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific, with enterprise risk management (ERM) software, governance, risk and compliance software and IT consulting services to provide corporations with a comprehensive view of operational risk in conjunction with audit activities. Established in 1995, CCH Sword became part of CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business in 2008 and was renamed from Ci3 to CCH Sword.

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business ( is a leading provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Amo ng its market-leading products are The ProSystem fx® Office, CCH® TeamMate, CorpSystem®, CCH® IntelliConnect™, Accounting Research Manager® and the U.S. Master Tax Guide®. CCH is based in Riverwoods, Ill.

Wolters Kluwer is a leading global information services and publishing company. The company provides products and services for professionals in the health, tax, accounting, corporate, financial services, legal, and regulatory sectors. Wolters Kluwer had 2008 annual revenues of €3.4 billion, employs approximately 20,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 35 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices. Visit for information about our market positions, customers, brands, and organization.


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