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
(Vocus) May 18, 2010
SunGard and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. 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 indices, including thematic indexes. To access the APT and NASDAQ OMX risk reports, visit http://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 indices. 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:
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
About The Global Index Group
NASDAQ OMX is a global leader in creating and licensing strategy indexes and is home to the most widely watched indexes in the world. As a premier, full-service provider, the NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is dedicated to designing powerful indexes that are in sync with a continually changing market environment. Utilizing its expanded coverage as a global company, NASDAQ OMX has more than 1,400 diverse equity, commodity and fixed-income indexes in the U.S., Europe, and throughout the world.
NASDAQ OMX’s calculation, licensing and marketing support provide the tools to measure and replicate global markets. The NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group’s range of services covers the entire business process from index design to calculation and dissemination. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit https://www.nasdaqomx.com/indexes/.
Access to essential historical index data for NASDAQ OMX indexes can be accessed from a single source, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Watch. For additional information, please visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/indexwatch.aspx.
About NASDAQ OMX Group
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/NASDAQ-OMX/108167527653) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).
About SunGard’s APT
SunGard's APT provides investment technology for a broad range of asset classes, countries and regions including data and software for understanding market risk, credit risk, liquidity risk and for portfolio construction and performance analysis. APT provides investors with statistical market risk models, performance and risk analytics and portfolio optimization and construction tools. APT's customers include institutional and retail asset managers, pension funds, private wealth managers, hedge funds, broker/dealers, prime brokers and proprietary traders. http://www.sungard.com/apt/learnmore
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Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
The matters described herein contain forward-looking statements that are made under the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about NASDAQ OMX's products and offerings. We caution that these statements are not guarantees of future performance. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements involve a number of risks, uncertainties or other factors beyond NASDAQ OMX's control. These factors include, but are not limited to factors detailed in NASDAQ OMX's annual report on Form 10-K, and periodic reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We undertake no obligation to release any revisions to any forward-looking statements.