Advent Software and Capital IQ Join Forces to Deliver Critical Research Data for Investment Professionals

Advent Software and Capital IQ Join Forces to Deliver Critical Research Data for Investment Professionals

Combination of Market Data and Internal Research Offers Strategic Advantage for Investment Firms

SAN FRANCISCO – July 29, 2010 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that Capital IQ and Tamale RMS® data will now be available via a single dashboard view. The new dashboard combines fundamental and quantitative company data, offered by Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ, with the investment firm’s own proprietary research data, made available through Tamale RMS®.  By offering direct integration of Capital IQ data within Tamale RMS®, Advent’s industry-leading research management solution, investment professionals can now more effectively analyze companies across sectors, industries, portfolios and watch lists to quickly focus on investment opportunities with the highest potential return.

The Capital IQ platform is a web and Excel-based research product that combines deep information on companies, markets, and people worldwide. The platform offers a range of accurate and timely information on the public and private markets, to equity and credit analysts, consultants and advisors, corporations, investment bankers, private capital firms and research analysts worldwide.

Tamale RMS® is a leading research management solution that helps portfolio managers and analysts organize and share their research in order to manage more investment ideas, more effectively.  The solution, which is used by more than 2,500 investment professionals around the world, organizes information around the workflow of each investment professional or team and brings unparalleled efficiency and organization to the research process. 

“Enabling our users to view Capital IQ’s data alongside their internal research in Tamale® significantly enhances the investment process,” said Alan Katz, Managing Director of Investment Management at Capital IQ. “We are pleased to feed our data into the leading RMS product in the market to deliver even more value to investment professionals worldwide.”

“We are excited to be working closely with Capital IQ to give our mutual clients an integrated view of their proprietary data in Tamale®, combined with Capital IQ’s world-class financial data,” says Mark Rice, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Tamale® at Advent. “The combination brings critical pieces of quantitative and qualitative information together to allow clients to quickly drill down to what data is important and make fast, informed decisions.”

About Capital IQ and Standard & Poor's
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. Its solutions are based on the Capital IQ Platform, Compustat, ClariFI, and AlphaWorks products, and offer an array of powerful applications for desktop research, screening, real-time market data, backtesting, portfolio management, financial modeling, and quantitative analysis. For more information, please visit Capital IQ's web site at www.capitaliq.com.

Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit www.standardandpoors.com.

About Tamale RMS®
Tamale RMS®, the industry’s original research management solution, helps portfolio managers and analysts organize and share their research, in order to manage more investment ideas, more effectively.  The solution, which is used by more than 2,500 investment professionals around the world, organizes information around the workflow of each investment professional or team and provides features that enhance the research process.  Tamale RMS® brings unparalleled efficiency and organization to the research process.  For more information on Tamale RMS® visit http://www.advent.com/solutions/by-product/tamale-rms.

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 rely 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 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 http://www.advent.com/about/resources/demos/pr.

Advent, the Advent logo, Advent Software, Advent Portfolio Exchange, Moxy, Tamale and Tamale RMS are registered trademarks of Advent Software, Inc.  All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.

Contact:

Smita Topolski
Advent Software, Inc.
(415) 645-1668
stopolsk@advent.com  

Rishi Sharma
Capital IQ
(212) 438-2615
risharma@capitaliq.com