Advent Software Collaborates with Advise Technologies to Address Compliance Requirements
Combined Solution to Help Clients Manage Global Regulatory Issues Including Form PF and Form CPO-PQR
SAN FRANCISCO and NEW YORK – August 20, 2013 –
Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, and Advise Technologies, LLC, an award-winning provider of software solutions for private fund managers and their service providers, today announced a collaboration to provide tools to help hedge funds, hedge fund administrators, and private equity managers meet a range of regulatory reporting requirements. The tools offer an integrated platform designed to address highly specialized Form PF and Form CPO-PQR filing requirements. Working together, Advent and Advise offer clients high quality, reliable data, access to regulatory and technology experts, and a single data set for global regulatory and investor reporting requirements.
With this collaboration, shared clients will receive consistent data for regulatory filings through Advent’s Geneva® and Syncova®, which, when combined with Consensus RMS, Advise’s leading regulatory and investor reporting system, offers a seamless integration between two best-of-breed platforms to help manage reporting requirements.
“The primary benefit of this collaboration is the integration of the systems from each firm, making it easier for clients to address regulations,” said Sean Sullivan, President, Advise Technologies. “Key to this synergy is the platform proposal we offer of a singular deployment capable of handling multiple filing requirements—it’s a powerful combination.”
Form PF, also known as rule 204(b)-1, is a reporting obligation implemented by the SEC to actively monitor and track systemic risk in the financial industry. It requires advisors of a certain size and complexity to report on a variety of categories for each fund they manage. To complete Form PF, firms must gather significant amounts of data from multiple systems, aggregate specific data and then transform it into an XML format for submission, all within tight reporting deadlines. With this Form PF solution, clients’ data from Advent’s Geneva® and Syncova® is automatically aggregated and validated via Advise’s Consensus RMS, making a complicated task much easier to manage and saving clients an enormous amount of time and effort.
Form CPO-PQR requires detailed reporting for any funds providing direct commodities exposure and must be filed on a quarterly or annual basis depending on the assets under management of the firm. A subset of CPO-PQR, the NFA’s Form PQR, is filed quarterly regardless of the fund’s assets under management or filing frequency for CPO-PQR. This solution gives clients the ability to file electronically using Advise’s Consensus RMS, significantly reducing the burden of filing while helping firms eliminate the errors often associated with manual processes. In addition, both operational efficiency and overall consistency will be enhanced as data from both reports will come from a single data set.
“Advent is committed to partnering with industry leading solutions like those offered by Advise that provide value to our clients,” said Chris Momsen, Executive Vice President, Sales and Solutions Management at Advent. “Regulatory demands, such as Form PF and Form CPO-PQR, are more pressing than ever and are at the top of clients’ minds. This collaboration will benefit our mutual and prospective clients by making them aware of key regulations and providing them with tools to help address them in a more efficient manner.”
Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com
), a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s financial professionals since 1983. Advent’s proven solutions can increase operational efficiency, reduce risk, and eliminate the boundaries between systems, information and people so you can focus on what you do best. With more than 4,500 client firms in over 60 countries, Advent has established itself as a leading provider of mission-critical solutions to meet the demands of investment management operations around the world. 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
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Geneva®, a global portfolio management and accounting platform, is a proven solution for asset managers, hedge funds, fund administrators, prime brokers, and mutual funds that require a high level of operational efficiency and easy access to real time data. Geneva® offers comprehensive instrument coverage, full financial general ledger, and industry-standard integration tools to enable firms to manage complex investment vehicles, multiple investment strategies, and tiered fund structures. For more information on Geneva® visit https://secure.advent.com/info/geneva_livedemo
About Advise Technologies, LLC
Advise Technologies, LLC is an award-winning provider of proven software solutions that facilitate regulatory compliance for private fund managers and their service providers. Through its Consensus RMS suite of desktop and enterprise-grade solutions, Advise supports a full range of global regulatory reporting including Form PF, CPO-PQR and CTA-PR in the United States and the AIFM Directive in the European Union. The firm also provides a complete document management system through its Vault DMS suite which helps locate, track and automate key documents, respond to regulatory exams, and comply with FATCA. Built by financial industry veterans, Advise empowers clients to automate traditionally resource-intensive and error-prone processes to ensure intuitive, fast, and cost effective electronic regulatory reporting and document management. The firm is headquartered in New York. For more information, please visit www.AdviseTechnologies.com
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