SunGard Connects to MEFF and IDEM Derivatives Markets, Receives Service Provider Status from Borsa Italiana

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SunGard has added hosted ASP connectivity for member firms to the Bolsas y Mercados Españoles’s Mercado Español de Futuros Financieros (MEFF) and Borsa Italiana’s Italian Derivatives Exchange Market (IDEM).

SunGard has added hosted ASP connectivity for member firms to the Bolsas y Mercados Españoles’s Mercado Español de Futuros Financieros (MEFF) and Borsa Italiana’s Italian Derivatives Exchange Market (IDEM). The addition of these two markets, which provide the primary platforms for trading on Spanish and Italian financial derivatives, brings the number of SunGard’s Valdi Market Access electronic markets connections to more than 100. The Valdi service leverages the SunGard Global Network (SGN), which links high-capacity, secured hubs for order routing and market data provision in 30 financial centres around the world.
In addition, Borsa Italiana has accredited SunGard's Valdi Market Access services for connectivity to its full set of markets. SunGard manages the activities involved in procuring and managing the hardware, software and telecommunication links required for access to all of Borsa Italiana’s markets, including equities, bonds, derivatives and structured products, for both local and international brokers.

Yassine Brahim, president of SunGard's global trading business, said, "The costs and operational complexity involved in physical connections to markets can inhibit the growth of international trading. SunGard’s Valdi Market Access offers increased efficiency as well as growth opportunity in global trading of exchange-traded derivatives. The completion of our service for the MEFF and IDEM markets will help both local and international members to focus on their Spanish and Italian trading business, while helping to decrease their connectivity costs."

About SunGard’s Valdi
SunGard’s Valdi provides equities, futures, fixed income and options traders with multi-asset, front-to-back trading and risk management solutions on 110 markets worldwide. SunGard’s Valdi global trading solutions support the entire trade lifecycle including integrated trade and order management systems, execution services, risk management, compliance, and clearing and settlement services. With connectivity via SunGard’s global network, SunGard's global trading solutions help customers achieve increased performance, low latency and execution across multiple platforms, instruments and geographies.

About SunGard
SunGard is one of the world's leading software and technology services companies. It has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries, providing software and processing solutions for financial services, higher education and the public sector. SunGard also delivers disaster recovery services, managed IT services, information availability consulting services and business continuity management software. With annual revenue exceeding $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. For more information, please visit http://www.sungard.com.

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