Advent Software EMEA Responds to Increasing Demand with more than 10 New Hires Across the Region

Advent Software EMEA Responds to Increasing Demand with more than 10 New Hires Across the Region

London, England, 6th October 2005 - Advent Software, Inc., (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of global investment management solutions, today announces a number of significant hires across the EMEA region to meet the continued demand for its investment management solutions. The new additions bring an impressive array of industry knowledge and skills to the business covering a range of disciplines based throughout the EMEA region.

The new hires are focussed on the professional services and sales divisions and expand the firm's coverage across the EMEA region. The new additions to the professional services team include Kate Sharp who joins as Geneva® Support Manager for the region and brings a wealth of experience from senior roles at Linedata Services and Thomson Financial.

There are also 4 new implementation consultants who will be based across EMEA. Darren Laurien, who previously worked at Goldman Sachs and Perpetual Investment, will cover UK & Ireland. There are three new consultants for the Nordic region: Jonas Nygren joins from Thomson Financial, Christian Nyberg joins from Accenture, and Petter Dybwad who previously worked at FMG (Hedge Fund) and ACTA.

In the sales division Tobias Schnyder joins as Regional Sales Director for Central Europe, previously working with Thomson Financial and Reuters. There are three new appointments for the UK sales team; Chris Cattermole joining from Linedata Services, Warwick Thurtell who previously worked with Princeton Financial Systems and Macgregor and finally, Tim Kemp joins from Caplin Systems as Pre-Sales Consultant.

In addition to the above, Nick Smith has also joined Advent as Legal Counsel, EMEA. Nick joins from Business Objects and brings many years of industry experience.

"These new additions to our EMEA team are a response to the continued increase in demand for our products and services, and collectively, they bring a proven understanding of the complexities of the investment management marketplace," said Håkan Valberg, General Manager EMEA. "We are building a first class team and increasing our local presence to sell and support our market leading technology solutions,  now used by over 150 investment firms across EMEA," continued Valberg.

Advent's comprehensive range of investment management solutions include:

  • Moxy® - the industry's most widely used trade order management system with over 700 clients. Moxy® features portfolio modelling, rebalancing, and what-if scenarios; intra-day order management; pre- and post-trade compliance checking; and electronic order routing and trade execution.
  • Axys® - a comprehensive and powerful accounting and reporting system that enables firms to easily manage an extensive range of investment instruments, resulting in efficiencies that allow them to grow their business without increasing overhead, and focus on differentiating their services. 
  •  Advent Portfolio Exchange® - delivering a single, customizable solution, Advent Portfolio Exchange® automates all phases of the investment management process from marketing and client service to reporting, while providing easy access to data and built-in features for operational compliance.
  • Geneva® - the industry's premier global investment accounting and portfolio management solution which solves the complex challenges faced by global asset managers, mutual funds, hedge funds, fund administrators and prime brokers, with unmatched scalability and efficiency. In addition to its respected presence in the hedge fund industry, Geneva® is also used by seven of the top 10 global prime brokers and six of the top 10 global fund administrators.

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 totalling 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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