The readers of Structured Productshave ranked SunGard in first place for equities pricing and analytics, equities trading systems and limits in the Structured Products Technology Rankings 2012. This is the second consecutive year in which SunGard has been named a top three solution provider in the survey.
The awards recognize SunGard's Front Arena, a global capital markets solution that delivers electronic trading and position & risk management across multiple asset classes and business lines, and SunGard's FastVal, a solution for independent valuation and pricing of derivatives.
Richard Jory, editor of Structured Products magazine, said, "SunGard was placed in the top five across half the pricing system categories, and in all of the trading system and risk management categories. Its most impressive achievement this year has been to earn the top spot in equities pricing and trading systems."
Brian Traquair, president of SunGard's capital markets business, said, "While structured products remain popular with investors, regulators around the world are demanding increased disclosure and understanding of these instruments. Consequently, effective risk management and the ability to model and price complex financial instruments are key challenges for our customers. SunGard is helping firms address these challenges by providing technology solutions for position management, trade transparency and independent valuation. These solutions help provide transparent and innovative investment products in a cost-effective manner."