Rock Point Advisors Leverages Advent’s Moxy® as a Standalone Solution

Rock Point Advisors Leverages Advent’s Moxy® as a Standalone Solution

Investment Management Firm Enjoys More Efficient and Effective Trading with Advent’s Industry-Leading Trade Order Management Solution

SAN FRANCISCO – December 30, 2010 – Advent Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADVS), a leading provider of software and services for the global investment management industry, today announced that investment management firm, Rock Point Advisors, is enjoying the benefits of Moxy® as a standalone solution.  With more than 850 clients, Moxy® is Advent’s industry-leading trade order management solution (OMS).  Rock Point is one of the first advisory firms to use Moxy® in conjunction with PortfolioCenter®, Schwab Performance Technologies’ portfolio management solution.

Rock Point previously relied on a manual process using spreadsheets for trading.  To continue to grow efficiently the firm needed to implement a trade order management solution that could integrate seamlessly with PortfolioCenter.  Within just a few months of using Moxy®, Rock Point saw a number of significant improvements, including a 75% reduction in the time it took to begin trading.

“With close to 200 client relationships, Moxy® is a tool that we can leverage to grow,” said Evan Pemberton, Chief Compliance Officer and Operations Manager,
Rock Point Advisors.  “As we move toward offering our investment management services to other advisors and brokers, we need a system that allows us to efficiently standardize the management of those portfolios. Moxy® is that system.”

”Many of the advisors we work with are very focused on how to improve efficiency and increase time savings, and we’ve been pleased to see the impact that this integration between Moxy® and PortfolioCenter has had on Rock Point’s trading process,” said Mike Williams, Schwab Performance Technologies Director of Sales and Service. 

“As investment management firms like Rock Point find their business growing and trading volumes climbing, they require stability, dependability, and sophistication in a trade order management platform,” said John Bird, Director of Product Marketing at Advent.  “Advent provides firms with an OMS that is comprehensive and integrates seamlessly with many back-office systems, and we are pleased that firms like Rock Point can rely on Moxy® to support their business objectives.”

About Moxy®
Moxy® is the industry-leading OMS deployed at over 850 firms which automates and streamlines the trading and order management process of investment executions and allows the user to send post trade allocation results to brokers electronically.  Moxy® also provides Internet-ready electronic order routing based on the industry standard FIX messaging protocol, allowing users to route trades electronically to any FIX-compliant broker or crossing network that supports the internet or other TCP/IP connections.  For more information on Moxy® visit https://secure.advent.com/info/pr_moxy.

About Advent
Advent Software, Inc., a global firm, has provided trusted solutions to the world’s financial professionals since 1983.  Firms in more than 50 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 and Moxy are registered trademarks of Advent Software, Inc.  All other company names or marks mentioned herein are those of their respective owners.

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