Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Select Advent’s Wealth Management Solution

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Select Advent’s Wealth Management Solution

Leading Middle East Bank Uses Advent Portfolio Exchange® for Building a Scalable Operational Infrastructure and Delivering World-Class Client Service

LONDON and SAN FRANCISCO – October 29, 2009  – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank has selected Advent Portfolio Exchange® (APX), Advent’s award-winning, next-generation integrated portfolio management and client relationship management solution. APX will provide Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank with the technology infrastructure to support its new global wealth management division.

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank commenced operations in 1998, and has since grown into one of the largest Islamic banks in the Middle East. The bank focuses on providing customers with quality, cost-effective and Shari’a-compliant financial services across its personal, corporate, royal, investment and institutional banking business lines. And with its new global wealth management division, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank is expanding the range of value-driven services it can offer clients to meet their financial goals.

“A key component of Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank’s objectives is to use state-of-the-art technology to develop and deliver our banking products and services. With APX we have an industry-leading system that is proven in the market, and is provided and supported by a company that is proven in the region,” said Malik Sarwar, Senior Vice President, Global Wealth Management, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank. “APX gives us the capabilities we require to meet the wealth management industry’s best practice requirements, as well as the scalability to grow the business in line with our vision of being a top tier Islamic financial services group.”

“We are delighted that Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank has entrusted Advent with the role of technology provider to support its exciting expansion plans in the wealth management arena,” said Håkan Valberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advent Software EMEA. “With our committed local presence, local support, and industry-leading technology capabilities, Advent is now recognized as a market leader for wealth management solutions in the Middle East, as this latest agreement with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank underscores.”

About Advent Portfolio Exchange®
Advent Portfolio Exchange® (APX) is an end-to-end portfolio management solution that integrates the front-office functions of prospecting, marketing, and customer relationship management with the back-office operations of portfolio accounting and reporting.  This enterprise solution leverages a single SQL database to deliver critical client information via an easy-to-use browser-based user interface.  APX delivers improved client service with enhanced security for today’s amplified compliance environment. For more information on APX visit our demo page. 

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com), a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s leading financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in 60 countries use Advent technology.  Advent’s quality software, data, services and tools enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs.  Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support organization.  For more information on Advent products visit our product demo page. 

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Paul Watthey
Advent Software EMEA
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Advent Software, Inc.
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