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LaCrosse Global Fund Services Implements SunGard’s Front Arena for Hedge Fund Administration

SunGard today announced that LaCrosse Global Fund Services has implemented SunGard’s Front Arena cross-asset trading solution as part of its platform for pricing and analyzing structured financial instruments held by fund administration clients.

LaCrosse uses SunGard’s Front Arena to manage ten instrument classes in four time zones, including the pricing of swaps and options in different time zones for multiple clients. SunGard’s cross-asset coverage will help LaCrosse’s clients with real-time, accurate valuation. Front Arena supports various trading strategies, providing the ability to model them in real time. This helps funds to create strategies, increase portfolio complexity and stay competitive. Front Arena also provides independent valuation of positions.

Kok-Ying Lee, chief operating officer of LaCrosse, said, “We deliver the information our clients need to manage their complex portfolios, including daily profit and loss (P&L) and the valuation of global equities, fixed income, commodities, currencies, emerging markets and related derivatives. SunGard’s Front Arena helps us provide accurate P&L and valuations for all of these asset classes.”

Emanuel Mond, president of SunGard’s alternative investment business, said, “In an environment of increasing portfolio complexity, hedge funds must be able to value a wide range of instruments and asset classes. SunGard’s Front Arena will help LaCrosse by providing pricing and analyses for a broad range of asset classes.”

SunGard’s solutions for firms specializing in alternative investments support multiple asset classes and their derivatives, including equities, FX, interest rates, credit, commodities and convertibles. Solutions include strategy-specific applications for convertible and capital structure arbitrage, global repo, stock finance and listed options trading. SunGard’s enterprise-wide, straight-through processing solutions meet the trading, risk management, and investor and portfolio accounting requirements of single- and multi-strategy institutions.