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SunGard Launches Hedge360, a Hosted Application Suite for Alternative Asset Managers




New York City (PRWEB) February 28, 2012

SunGard has launched Hedge360, an integrated, hosted service that supports the complete investment lifecycle for hedge funds and alternative asset management firms, from portfolio management to risk management, portfolio accounting and reporting with dedicated coverage of convertible arbitrage strategies and independent valuation. The various solution components are delivered on a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)* basis, helping customers choose features and functions to customize a comprehensive solution.




Hedge360 comprises functional components from SunGards suite of solutions for the alternatives industry, delivered on a SaaS basis with out-of-the-box interfaces to prime brokers, administrators, order management systems and execution management systems. Customers may select the components of the solution that they require, and can add features and functionality on an as-needed basis to help them manage costs while enhancing support for greater investment complexity. The SaaS delivery of Hedge360 also helps customers bridge gaps between front, middle and back office operations by providing them with a single delivery platform to help them meet investment demands.

Dushyant Shahrawat, senior research director at CEB TowerGroup, said, Regulators, customers, shareholders and Boards of Directors are all demanding greater transparency, disclosure and better reporting from their asset managers. But meeting these requirements globally in todays economy is a challenge for many asset managers due to cost pressures, limited skill sets and lack of IT/operational resources. An integrated, Cloud-based solution can help alleviate some of these pain points, by delivering a cost effective service that helps asset managers customize their IT and reporting requirements and still take on investment complexity.

Martin Boyd, president of SunGards Asset Management business, said, The alternative asset management landscape is facing new challenges with heightened regulatory and investment demands driving a need for greater risk controls and improved reporting and compliance practices. SunGards Hedge360 will help firms streamline operations while eliminating the IT burden for growth enablement.

SunGard Financial Systems is transforming the way its software solutions are created and delivered to its customers. With the introduction of a new visionary, integrated technology blueprint, new delivery models are created and additional functionality embedded. Underlying technologies include a service-oriented architecture (SOA) development framework, a business process management platform (Infinity Process Platform) and a delivery platform to enable Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solutions.

About SunGard’s Hedge360

SunGards Hedge360 is a hosted application suite that supports the full investment lifecycle across front-, middle- and back-office processes for hedge funds and alternative asset management firms. Hedge360 helps improve both investment decision-making and operational efficiency while helping customers manage risk and increase transparency. It is delivered on a Software-as-a-Service basis, enabling customers to create a customized solution by selecting required features and functionality as components that include portfolio management, valuation, risk management, compliance, portfolio accounting, and client reporting. For more information, visit http://www.sungard.com/hedge360/learnmore.

About SunGard

SunGard is one of the worlds leading software and technology services companies. SunGard has more than 17,000 employees and serves approximately 25,000 customers in more than 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, education and the public sector. SunGard also provides disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue of about $ 4.5 billion, SunGard is the largest privately held software and services company and was ranked 434 on the Fortune 500 in 2011. Look for us wherever the mission is critical. For more information, please visit http://www.sungard.com.

Trademark Information: SunGard, the SunGard logo and Hedge360 are trademarks or registered trademarks of SunGard Data Systems, Inc. or its subsidiaries in the U.S. and other countries. All other trade names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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