SAN FRANCISCO and LONDON – June 17, 2008 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services to the investment management industry, today announced record-setting attendance at its eighth annual EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) Conference held in Madrid, Spain. The event, which took place May 29 - 30, was Advent’s largest and most successful EMEA conference to date with an increase in attendance of 56% percent from 2007.
This year’s conference, themed ‘Driving Innovation’, marked Advent’s 10th anniversary in EMEA, where the company now has over 200 clients spanning 30-plus countries, and seven offices in the region, including offices in London, Stockholm, Copenhagen, Oslo, Amsterdam, Zurich and Dubai.
“The outstanding attendance that we saw at this year’s conference truly highlights the momentum and opportunity we have in the EMEA region,” said Håkan Valberg, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advent Software EMEA. “Successful clients are the foundation for the future growth of Advent, so it’s important to provide forums such as this conference, where clients share their thoughts and ideas to help shape the future road maps of our products. Our goal is to continue to provide our clients with innovative and proven solutions that will enhance their competitive edge in the market.”
The event featured product news from Advent, including training and product updates on Advent Portfolio Exchange® (APX) and Geneva®, its award-winning portfolio accounting platforms, and Moxy®, its leading trade order management solution. In addition, Advent officially launched its new compliance product, Advent Rules Manager®, to its EMEA clients. Advent Rules Manager® is a comprehensive and tightly integrated solution that meets investment management firms’ increasingly complex trading compliance and portfolio monitoring requirements.
During a speech to mark the beginning of this year’s conference, Stephanie DiMarco, Advent’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “This year marks the 25th anniversary of Advent, and when I think about our next 25 years, it’s clear that our future success depends on continuing to expand our global footprint -- and our relationships with our clients in Europe and the Middle East represent the foundation of that future. Ultimately, as global wealth and assets under management continue to rise, the need for systems to manage those assets continues to expand, which makes ours a truly large and global market opportunity.”
Advent Software, Inc. (www.advent.com), a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s leading financial professionals since 1983. Firms in 60 countries use Advent technology and manage investments totaling nearly US $18 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 Service Capability and Performance certification for being a world-class support organization. For more information on Advent products visit http://www.advent.com/about/resources/demos/pr.
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