SunGard Expands Post-Trade Connectivity for Advent’s Moxy® Customers Through STN for SWIFT Offering

SunGard Expands Post-Trade Connectivity for Advent’s Moxy® Customers Through STN for SWIFT Offering

Lombard, IL and San Francisco– November 13, 2006 – SunGard ( and Advent Software (NASDAQ:ADVS) today announced the availability of STN for SWIFT to investment managers using Moxy®, Advent’s trade order management system.

Leveraging SunGard’s reliable infrastructure and messaging expertise, STN for SWIFT helps investment managers experience the benefits of SWIFT membership on an ASP basis – helping avoid the resources and expense required to support their own SWIFT environment.  STN for SWIFT, which is available to all customers connected to the SunGard Transaction Network (STN), is part of SunGard’s expanded set of trade automation and connectivity solutions, which include order routing, execution services, trade matching, confirm/affirm processing, FIX allocations and settlement notifications.  

The integration with Advent helps Moxy® users leverage SunGard’s SWIFT membership to transmit trade instructions to their custodians and other interested parties over the SWIFT network using industry standard formats.  The solution includes a user-friendly front-end interface for tracking messages as well as updating trade settlement instructions.

“Using the STN for SWIFT messaging extract directly from our Moxy® system has helped Optimum to reduce time and errors when reporting trades and make significant strides in moving towards a straight-through processing environment,” stated Michelle Katauskas, director of operations and trading, Optimum Investment Advisors.  “Without utilizing STN for SWIFT to access the SWIFT community, we would not have been able to automate this portion of our operations, as the implementation and expense of joining SWIFT on our own would have been nearly impossible.”

 “We are pleased to work with SunGard to bring additional post-trade automation services to our customers,” stated Will Clemens, Advent’s vice president of Straight-Through Processing.  “This is another example of Advent’s commitment to delivering workflow solutions to help our customers achieve a more efficient operating environment. In addition, this expands the capabilities that we have developed with SunGard, which also enables customers to send orders, receive executions, send allocations, and receive DTCC confirms.”

“Some 1,800 asset managers, 1,000 issuers, and 200 broker/dealers are connected to STN.  Many investment management firms and hedge funds require the services and reliability that SWIFT offers, but the in-house expertise to take on a full SWIFT implementation themselves is not always available," said Mark Volker, senior vice president of the SunGard Transaction Network.  “By providing SWIFT connectivity in an ASP environment, STN is able to help its customers achieve enhanced trade automation that is integrated into their order management system, such as Advent’s Moxy®.”
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 more than 60 countries using Advent technology manage investments totaling more than US $12 trillion. Advent's quality software, data and services enable financial professionals to improve service and communication to their customers, allowing them to grow their business while controlling costs.
About STN
A trade automation and connectivity solution, the SunGard Transaction Network (STN) links institutions throughout the financial services value chain, facilitating the purchase and sale of multiple asset classes, including US and foreign equities, fixed income, mutual funds, money market funds,  and commercial paper. Integrated directly with SunGard systems and with third-party systems, STN helps automate the transaction lifecycle.
About SunGard
With annual revenue of $4 billion, SunGard is a global leader in software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector.  SunGard also helps information-dependent enterprises of all types to ensure the continuity of their business.  SunGard serves more than 25,000 customers in more than 50 countries, including the world’s 50 largest financial services companies.  Visit SunGard at

Any forward looking statements included in this press release involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from our expectations. These risks and uncertainties include market acceptance of new products, the impact of initiatives by competitors, and other risks detailed in Advent’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, its annual report on Form 10-K and quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, as amended, copies of which may be obtained by contacting Advent Software at 415-645-1787, or by visiting Advent’s Investor Relations website at

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Brokerage products and services offered by STN are provided by SunGard Institutional Brokerage Inc., member NASD/SIPC. 

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