Advent Makes Compliance an Asset for Clients with Launch of Advent Rules Manager™

Advent Makes Compliance an Asset for Clients with Launch of Advent Rules Manager™

Latest Advent Innovation Allows Firms to Meet Complex Compliance Requirements

SAN FRANCISCO – December 10, 2007 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS) , the leading provider of software and solutions for the investment management industry, today announced the release of Advent Rules Manager™, a comprehensive and tightly integrated solution that meets investment management firms’ increasingly complex trading compliance and portfolio monitoring requirements, turning compliance into a competitive advantage. 

Advent Rules Manager™ enables Moxy® 6.0 users to easily and accurately define their trading and portfolio policies, automates control and review processes, and offers automated recordkeeping and easy reporting that saves time and reduces personnel costs. 

“We are very excited about the release of Advent Rules Manager™ which further strengthens Advent’s compliance footprint,” said Govind Sandhu, Product Line Manager at Advent.  “Advent Rules Manager™ sets up our clients for success, enabling them to turn their compliance program into an asset for their businesses by eliminating manual compliance tasks, improving compliance accuracy and optimizing trading workflow with pre- and post-trade checking.” 

At Sentinel Investments, trading compliance was a manual process until the firm decided to implement Advent Rules Manager™.  Managing approximately $16.8 billion in assets, Sentinel was looking for a comprehensive automated solution for trading compliance and portfolio monitoring.

“The ability to demonstrate good compliance practices has become a competitive necessity,” said Deborah Loomis, Investment Operations Manager, Sentinel Investments.  “Between SEC regulations and client requirements, compliance has become increasingly complex -- Advent Rules Manager™ will help us protect our firm’s reputation, meet regulatory demands, honor our client commitments and adhere to stated policies.” 

Senior Analyst Denise Valentine of the Aite Group commented, “Too often, money managers are limited to either an underachieving trade compliance functionality – an afterthought component to a larger portfolio system – or nothing at all. A state-of-the art compliance module provides clients with an unrestricted ability to add, modify and maintain rules and immediately apply new regulations.  The system means client independence, comprehensive customization and internal control of a critical function. Going forward, we know compliance and regulatory requirements will only increase.  Fortunately compliance technology can make the job easier.”

Advent Rules Manager™ gives clients the power to eliminate compliance uncertainty, with features including:

  • Rule Coverage: Easy-to-use rule guide templates enable clients to create rules to automate compliance with investment policies and criteria.
  • Proactive Rule Checking: Advent Rules Manager™ allows clients to know when a trade falls outside of guidelines. Firms can check for breaches in client mandates or industry regulations and prevent violations from occurring.
  • Portfolio Holding Checks: As the market fluctuates, so do the value proportions of a firm’s holdings. Portfolio holding checks automatically monitor changes in the market to determine whether your portfolio has been affected.
  • Compliance Reviews: Advent Rules Manager™ tracks when rules are created and changed, enabling clients to report on past and present issues and to ensure they are in compliance.
  • Rules Management: Advent Rules Manager™ enables a firm to see which rules were applied, when and by whom to help identify issues and make adjustments when necessary.

An online demonstration of Advent Rules Manager is available at: https://secure.advent.com/info/rules_demo

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com), a multi-national firm, has been providing trusted solutions to the world’s leading financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in 60 countries use Advent technology and manage investments totaling nearly US $14 trillion. 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 Support Center Practices certification for being a world-class support organization.

Advent and Moxy are registered trademarks, and Advent Rules Manager is a mark of Advent Software, Inc.  All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.

Forward-looking Statements
Any forward-looking statements included in this press release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations. These risks and uncertainties include continued sales of existing products, market acceptance of new products, the impact of initiatives by competitors and other risks detailed in Advent’s most recent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and its 2006 annual report on Form 10-K/A, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Advent Software at (415) 645-1787 or by visiting Advent’s Investor Relations Web site at www.advent.com.

Contact:
Jessica Miller    
Advent Software
(415) 645-1668
jmiller@advent.com