Rafferty Capital Markets Selects SunGard’s Valdi for Institutional Trading

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Rafferty Capital Markets LLC, a registered broker dealer, has selected SunGard’s Valdi Order Management System (OMS) and Valdi Direct Market Access (DMA) for its institutional trading business.

Rafferty Capital Markets LLC, a registered broker dealer, has selected SunGard’s Valdi Order Management System (OMS) and Valdi Direct Market Access (DMA) for its institutional trading business. Rafferty chose SunGard’s Valdi because it provides integrated software and execution services, as well as real-time trading, exposure and risk management. Valdi will help Rafferty reduce latency, improve execution quality and increase operational efficiencies.

Today’s economy pressures firms to source new liquidity, improve speed of execution and lower costs. Valdi provides a consolidated view of trading across global markets with access to positions and risk management for multiple asset classes and currencies, helping customers source new revenue opportunities. Valdi includes specialized front-end profiles for market making, agency and proprietary trading that provide enhanced speed and reliability. SunGard’s Valdi OMS can be installed in–house or in an ASP environment for cost-effective, on-demand deployments.

Michael Rafferty, president of Rafferty Holdings LLC, said, “Rafferty will use SunGard’s Valdi to help capitalize on growth opportunities through multi-asset class trading and low latency access to liquidity. We chose Valdi because we wanted a reliable, turn-key trading solution that has a dedicated and experienced customer service team.”

Raj Mahajan, president of SunGard’s global trading business, said, “SunGard is committed to creating innovative solutions to help customers stay competitive. Valdi supports every step of the trade lifecycle so that customers can gain economies of scale by utilizing one provider for multiple needs and also helps streamline workflow and increase speed of execution.”

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. SunGard has more than 20,000 employees and serves 25,000 customers in 70 countries. SunGard provides software and processing solutions for financial services, higher 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 about $5 billion, SunGard is ranked 380 on the Fortune 500 and is the largest privately held business software and IT services company. Look for us wherever the mission is critical. For more information, visit http://www.sungard.com.

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