Advent Software, Inc., the leading provider of software and services to the investment management industry, today announced that a record 15 new customers selected GenevaÂ® in the second quarter of 2007. GenevaÂ® is Adventâs industry-leading accounting platform for complex investment strategies and instruments, used by institutional asset managers, hedge funds, fund administrators and prime brokers.
Advent signed the 15 agreements with a wide range of investment management firms in the U.S. and EMEA region. The customers include several hedge funds, one of which is a top 100 hedge fund worldwide, a fund administrator, and two asset managers. Five of the clients also purchased Adventâs investor management and accounting solution, Advent PartnerÂ®, which is fully integrated with GenevaÂ®.
âWe are seeing an increasing number of businesses strategically investing in technology to maximize investment opportunities, increase productivity and enable business growth,â said Stephanie DiMarco, Chief Executive Officer and founder of Advent. "With an additional 15 customers choosing GenevaÂ® in the second quarter, and the launch of GenevaÂ® 7.0 this fall, GenevaÂ® continues to extend its leadership and be the system of choice in this market.â
âAs a leading system for the alternative investment space, GenevaÂ® offers broad instrument coverage and meets our requirements for increasing our operational efficiency,â said Paul Stapleton, Controller, Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P. âWe believe GenevaÂ® is the ideal fit for Kayne Anderson because of its flexible and robust platform. We are pleased to have a proven solution that is trusted and recommended by investment managers globally.â
"The excellent momentum we are experiencing with GenevaÂ® is a reflection of the productâs leading functionality, scalability and reliability; and GenevaÂ® 7.0 will offer a completely redesigned user experience and new reporting platform for easier, faster access to critical information for both the front and back offices. Many of the largest financial institutions in the world rely on GenevaÂ® to run mission-critical areas of their business,â concluded DiMarco.
With more than 100 clients worldwide, GenevaÂ® customers include seven of the top ten global prime brokers, eight of the top ten fund administrators, 15 of the largest hedge funds, and many of the worldâs largest and most prestigious financial institutions.