Advent Appoints Global Positions

Advent Software Appoints John Jones and Linda Bertone to Global Sales and Services Positions

San Francisco, CA, October 25, 2004 - Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS) announced that it has appointed John Jones as vice president of sales and Linda Bertone as vice president of services, both for its Global Accounts business. Advent formed the new group to enhance Advent’s focus on opportunities among the financial service industry’s largest firms worldwide. The group serves global asset managers and alternative investment communities, as well as the fund administration marketplace, with technology solutions including Geneva®, the industry’s premier global investment accounting platform, and other related Advent products.

In his distinguished career, Mr. Jones has held numerous sales executive and business management positions in the financial technology industry, including serving as the global director of sales for Thomson Financial Services, where he managed sales of PORTIA, OpenTrader and Perascope, and as director of global clients at SunGard Data Systems where he managed corporate relationships, sales of integrated products and new business development activities.

Ms. Bertone brings a wealth of experience in relationship management, consulting services and custom application development, including serving as managing director of Thomson Financial’s Treasury Solutions division, where she led a services organization serving more than 100 financial services organizations worldwide. She also served as vice president of client services for Thomson Investment Software, where she led a team of more than 100 people serving over 400 clients worldwide. And most recently, she was vice president of client services at Linedata Services, Inc. where she directed an organization of 25 service professionals.

“John and Linda are fantastic additions to our organization, as they both bring proven understanding of the complexities of the high end of the global investment management marketplace. Combined with the great team we have in place, John and Linda will help us optimize our offerings to meet the needs of the largest firms in the industry,” said Peter Hess, managing director of Advent’s Global Accounts business. “We’re building a first-class organization around our very competitive technology.”

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc. (, a multi-national company, has been providing trusted solutions to the world's leading financial professionals since 1983. Firms in 50 countries using Advent technology manage investments totaling more than US $8 trillion. Advent's quality software, data and services enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their clients, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs.


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