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Mizuho International plc buys ARTS with Securities financing from Anvil

Anvil Software Ltd, announced today that Mizuho International plc have bought ARTS with a new securities financing module for their repo and securities financing desk. Mizuho International plc plan to use the system for Convertible bond financing.

Mizuho International plc were looking for one front office system that would trade both repo and securities financing. They were impressed with the position management and trade capture functionality of ARTS and the margin monitoring and reporting available.

Gavin Hart of Mizuho International plc says, “We chose Anvil partly because of the reputation of ARTS. It is already a highly flexible product and one which, with the implementation of securities financing will fit perfectly with our rapidly expanding business.

Malcolm Clark, Director and Strategist at Anvil commented, “We are delighted to have sold ARTS to Mizuho International plc and are looking forward to working with them. The securities financing functionality takes Anvil and ARTS into a new business area.

For more information contact:
Alison Robb
Anvil Software Ltd
020 7749 7930
[email protected]

Anvil Software supplies front-office trading systems for the world’s leading investment banks and financial institutions. Anvil has offices in London and Sydney. Anvil's main products:

· Denarius, a global cross-product trading system. The Denarius system consists of Trade Capture, Position Management, Risk Management and Pricing functionality for a broad range of traded products such as: Bonds, Money Markets, Repo, F/X, Futures, Swaps and other Derivatives.

· The Anvil Repo Trading System (ARTS), the most popular third-party front-office system for international repo. ARTS entered the repo and securities lending markets with a fresh approach to trade capture and position keeping. ARTS is a global, real-time trading system, has a rich set of reporting tools and unbeatable levels of flexibility and reliability. ARTS is used in all the major markets across five continents. With Equity functionality being added, ARTS is the best Total Collateral Management System available.

· Anvil Carry, The Cost of Carry allocation system. The Anvil Carry system provides traders, management and accountants with accurate and timely cost of carry information.

In addition, Anvil also offers a broad range of consultancy skills to financial institutions looking to improve their business performance through the effective use of information technology.