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Global Investor/ISF Names SunGard Data Provider of the Year for its Astec Analytics Solution

SunGard has won Global Investor/ISF’s Data Provider of the Year award, with readers ranking its Astec Analytics solution first in nine out of 10 categories. Astec Analytics provides market data, analytics and benchmarking tools for the global securities financing industry.

Respondents to Global Investor/ISF’s 2012 equity lending survey included both borrowers and lenders. They rated providers across ten service categories, and Astec Analytics scored the highest in the following service categories:

  • Client service
  • Innovation
  • ROI cost efficiency
  • The ability to tailor the system
  • Ease of integration
  • User interface
  • Reliability
  • Client reporting functionality
  • Day-to-day usefulness of data

Alastair O’Dell, editor of Global Investor/ISF, said, “Securities lending is an active but opaque industry, making timely and accurate data a critical tool for borrowers and lenders alike. Our readers have recognized that SunGard’s Astec Analytics solution is providing the innovative, cost effective and useful data and services that they require.”

Tim Smith, executive vice president of SunGard’s Astec Analytics business unit, said, “SunGard is proud to win this prestigious award, which is determined by industry participants from around the world. They rely on SunGard for innovative, reliable and customizable securities financing data and tools. In today’s fast changing environment, Astec Analytics’ intraday, actionable market data is helping customers make more informed decisions before they trade.”