New York, NY (PRWEB) April 06, 2011
SunGard’s APT and The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) today announced their existing risk analytics partnership has been extended to include the NASDAQ OMX Green Economy Indexes, helping portfolio managers explore the investment risk and opportunities associated with stocks in the Global Green Economy. While the new family of green indexes from NASDAQ OMX provides an essential tool for stock selection, portfolio allocation and benchmarking, investors looking for more than a benchmark will be able to benefit from APT’s risk analytics to assess opportunities in the growing ‘Green’ investment trend.
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 Green Economy Indexes, in turn helping enhance investment decision making. Free weightings and components for the NASDAQ OMX Green Economy Index family are now available to APT customers. In addition, select indexes are available in APT risk analysis reports.
John Jacobs, executive vice president, NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group, said, “As the global economy recovers, investors are focusing more on sustainable investments. NASDAQ OMX offers a complete family of indexes tracking the growing environmental and clean-energy sector, and we are delighted to extend our partnership with SunGard’s APT to help buy-side investors better understand the risk and return trade-offs of their positions in Green Economy Index-related products.”
Dr. Laurence Wormald, head of research of SunGard’s APT business unit, said“Investors are demanding more transparency into the risks and exposures associated with any index or index-linked investment. SunGard’s APT offers fast and flexible risk analytics that can help improve investment decisions by building more robust portfolios across asset classes, regions and investment styles.”
SunGard’s 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 the green 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 websites as a complimentary offering.
Combining the economic factors that power renewable and clean growth, NASDAQ OMX’s comprehensive family of indexes covers the entire green economic landscape with constituents that are selected across all industry sectors participating in the green solution. At the head of the family is the all-inclusive NASDAQ OMX Green Economy Index (NASDAQ:QGREEN). Companies for the entire Green Economy Index Family are selected by Rona Fried, Ph.D. of SustainableBusiness.com, LLC. For more information about NASDAQ OMX’s Green Economy Index Family, visit https://indexes.nasdaqomx.com/green.aspx.
About NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group
NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group is engaged in the design, development, calculation, licensing, and marketing of NASDAQ OMX Indexes. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group specializes in the development of indexes focusing on NASDAQ OMX's brand themes of innovation, technology, growth, and globalization. NASDAQ OMX Global Index Group also provides custom index services and design solutions as a third-party provider to selected financial organizations. For more information about NASDAQ OMX indexes, visit http://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 approximately 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
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 of about $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 SunGard at http://www.sungard.com.
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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 the NASDAQ OMX Green Economy Indexes. 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.
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