Advent® Continues to Deliver and Invest in Innovative Solutions for the Financial Investment Industry with Syncova Essentials

Advent® Continues to Deliver and Invest in Innovative Solutions for the Financial Investment Industry with Syncova Essentials

Margin and Finance Management Solution as a Service Enables Powerful Analysis, Monitoring and Management Reporting at Lower Total Cost of Ownership

SAN FRANCISCO – April 4, 2012– Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that Advent® is continuing to deliver solutions in the cloud, build integrated workflows, and combine software, data, and services to help move clients’ businesses forward. With Syncova Essentials, a new margin and financing reporting solution for hedge funds that is now available, firms can leverage cloud technology for their businesses in a fast and easy way. Advent® Syncova Essentials is available as a service and offers hedge funds automated reporting of margin, financing and stock loan information across multiple prime broker counterparties, providing improved transparency on terms and fees with reduced IT responsibility and lower total cost of ownership.
The addition of Syncova Essentials to the Advent® Syncova range of margin and financing tools, now enables funds of all sizes to confidently manage the increasingly complex margin and financing terms provided by their multiple counterparties. With automated cross-fund reporting, funds can achieve transparency across all portfolio charges and counterparty agreements, thereby reducing the risk of overcharging, ensuring accurate attribution of margin and financing charges, and reducing operational risk.
“Cutting costs, controlling risk and improving management of client and counterparty relationships are issues that have become increasingly important for hedge funds in the post-credit crunch world. For smaller funds with limited operational resources, this issue presents a particular challenge. Advent® Syncova Essentials allows funds to benefit from improved analysis, monitoring, and management reporting, to achieve independent validation of prime broker fees and equips firms to respond to investor demands for better controls and reporting. Because we are able to offer the solution as a service, we can deliver the benefits of transparency and control to hedge funds at a low, total cost of ownership,” said Vice President of Product Strategy, Advent Software, Liam Huxley.
Advent® Syncova Essentials is powered by the SmartXchange data hub and provides automated access to counterparty margin and finance files, enabling the solution to provide funds with a range of daily reports that include:

  • Margin & Financing Summaries - Reports across all counterparties showing figures at account level for value, margin requirements, daily and MTD accruals.
  • Margin & Financing Daily Change Reports - A daily overview across all accounts and counterparties showing the day-to-day change in account level MV, cash, equity, margin and excess rolled up to broker and fund level.
  • Attribution Reports  - Provides a view of how margin and financing charges are attributed back to internal books whether at trader, portfolio manager, strategy or any other level. 
  • Custom Alert Report – Identifies breaches of any of the custom alert rules defined, such as position, bucket and account level constraints.
  • Exposure Report – Demonstrates the GMV, NMV and margin requirement in a matrix by broker and country, broker and sector, broker and currency, broker and instrument class.
  • Comparison Reports – Side by side comparison of borrow rates, margin haircuts and prices.

About Advent® Syncova Essentials:
Advent® Syncova Essentials, powered by Advent’s SmartXchange data hub, enables firms of all sizes and strategies to improve the management of their counterparty margin and financing requirements and costs through a comprehensive range of reports. Advent® Syncova Essentials is the only product available that offers hedge funds a single solution as a service for cross-fund reporting with minimal set-up, and reduces the need for additional operational resources. For more information on Advent® Syncova Essentials visit:
About Advent
Advent Software, Inc., a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s financial professionals since 1983. Firms in more than 60 countries count on Advent technology to run their mission-critical operations. 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 operational risks and costs. Advent is the only financial services software company to be awarded the Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support and services organization. For more information on Advent products visit
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Forward-looking Statements
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