SunGard Securities Processing, an operating group of SunGard (NYSE:SDS), announced today that Banca IMI Securities Corp. and Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc. have each signed multi-year contract extensions to continue using SunGard's Phase3 securities processing system and related clearance and settlement solutions. Both firms are global institutional broker/dealers that use Phase3 for U.S. and international equities and fixed income operations.
New York-based Banca IMI Securities Corp. uses Phase3 to support its U.S. and international equities and fixed income operations. The recent contract renewal also includes continuation of Phase3 Replication Services, which Banca IMI Securities uses to streamline operations and provide reporting and other timely data to management and its main office in Milan, Italy. Banca IMI Securities, formerly Mabon Securities, has been a Phase3 customer since 1993.
"Phase3's ability to support various instruments on the same platform provides us with more efficient operations, fewer errors, and added flexibility to our product strategy," Giovanni Palacardo, chief executive officer at Banca IMI Securities Corp.
Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) uses Phase3 to process U.S. and foreign equities, U.S. Treasury bonds, corporate bonds, foreign fixed income securities, and listed options. The recent contract renewal also includes continuation of STN Settlements, which Credit Lyonnais has used since November 2002 to centrally manage various interface connections with the Fixed Income Clearing Corporation (FICC) and Euroclear via SWIFT for trade comparison, matching, clearance and settlement, as well as to communicate details of its U.S. trading activity with its Paris, France headquarters.
A Phase3 customer since March 2001, Credit Lyonnais also went live recently on SunGard's Margin Advisor to monitor its credit exposures intra day and perform real-time margin calculations for its institutional equities operations.
"With the breadth of securities products that we handle, both domestic and international, it is crucial that we quickly and accurately communicate with our customers and the entities in all of the markets in which we operate, and Phase3, STN Settlements and Margin Advisor effectively meet these needs," said Todd Wiltshire, director at Credit Lyonnais Securities (USA) Inc.
"We are excited to continue supporting the books and records processing of Banca IMI Securities and Credit Lyonnais," said Gerry Murphy, president of SunGard Securities Processing's Phase3 unit. "These commitments help to reinforce Phase3's position as a leading provider in global securities processing. We continue to remain ahead of the industry, providing quality business solutions and services that exceed our customers' expectations."