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Nasdaq OMX delivers risk analytics for indexes with SunGard

17 May 2010  |  2649 views  |  0 Source: SunGard

SunGard and The Nasdaq OMX Group are offering new risk analytics for a range of selected Nasdaq OMX indexes, helping investment firms effectively manage financial risk and better respond to volatile markets.

Through SunGard's APT, which provides risk modeling, reporting, risk attribution and scenario analysis capabilities, firms will be able to gain greater insight into NASDAQ OMX indexes, in turn helping enhance investment decision making.

SunGard's APT is a leading solution for risk-based investment management decisions. APT helps investment firms manage risk by providing models and reporting that include risk measures (such as portfolio tracking error, value at risk (VaR) and volatility), risk attribution and scenario analysis. This information will be updated automatically to provide analytics on a range of NASDAQ OMX indexes, including thematic indexes. To access the APT and NASDAQ OMX risk reports, visit www.sungard.com/go/apt/nasdaq. In addition, NASDAQ OMX and SunGard provide a subset of this information on their respective Web sites as a complimentary offering.

"Five years ago, many investors were less concerned about financial risk but as we emerge from the global financial crisis, risk management is now essential to a comprehensive investment strategy," said John Jacobs, executive vice president, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group. "We are delighted to have SunGard's APT provide such a robust data analysis of selected NASDAQ OMX indexes, enabling investors to more effectively monitor and manage financial risk".

Julie Rice, managing director, Americas for SunGard's alternative investments business, commented: "Investors in the current economic climate are looking for more transparent risk assessments of global indexes. By working with a global leader in the provision of indexes, we are able to offer both NASDAQ OMX and SunGard customers access to a range of risk analytics across key benchmarks to help support their investment decision making processes in an efficient and transparent manner."
Through SunGard's APT solution, new risk analytics are offered on the following NASDAQ OMX indexes:

Index                                                               Symbol
NASDAQ-100                                                     NDX
NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy                         CELS
NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure  QGRD
NASDAQ OMX CRD Global Sustainability 50              QCRD
Wilder NASDAQ OMX Global Energy Efficient Transport HAUL

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