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New Features in 2002 for The Anvil Repo and Securities Finance Trading System

Over the course of 2002, Anvil Software will be issuing several new releases of the Anvil Repo and Securities Finance Trading System, ARTS. The new features, which include real-time credit checking, agency lending and improvements to the US domestic repo trading and securities finance capabilities, will further strengthen the position of ARTS as the world’s leading front and middle office trading system for international repo and securities finance.

The ever-expanding client base at Anvil allows the company to continuously add new functionality and enhancements to their products. This ensures ARTS is at the forefront of the repo and securities finance markets, and customers maximise the benefit and profitability of their business.

In April, ARTS v7.1 will be released with the Securities Finance module, real-time credit checking and US domestic repo enhancements. The Securities Finance module gives your organisation the capability to run a Securities Finance desk either separately from a repo desk, or together. Organisations that use ARTS for both fixed income and equity operations will benefit from lower licencing, maintenance and integration costs – not to mention the business benefits of having all your collateral and lending activity in one system. Real-time credit updates in ARTS means busy traders don’t lose any time checking limits – and trades aren’t done that will break limits. In today’s markets, real-time credit checking is increasingly important. The US domestic repo enhancements are centred on time saving customisations required for the world’s biggest, fastest and most liquid repo market.

ARTS 7.2 will be available with further Securities Finance enhancements and Agency Lending features in mid-summer 2001.
2001 also saw lots of interesting new features incorporated into ARTS. Links have been added extending the ability to trade on electronic markets. New data feeds allow easy interfacing with intra-day outright data providers and price feeds. And ARTS now has the capability to query on novation activity at the London Clearing House.

Malcolm Clark, Director and Strategist at Anvil says, "Quite simply, the pace of development at Anvil shows no signs of slowing, so the product just gets better and better!"