LONDON, September 9 /PRNewswire/ --

- Misys Summit FT Version 5.3 Grows Asset Class Coverage With New Equities Trading Platform and Structured Bond Solution - Risk Management Coverage Reinforced With New Market Risk Limits Offering

Misys (FTSE: MSY.L), the global application software and services company, today announced the latest major release of its flagship treasury and capital markets trading solution. Misys Summit FT V5.3, incorporates several new major modules including a new solution for equities trading, a new system dedicated to structured bonds, and also a new market risk limits offering for extensible business wide risk and compliance monitoring.

In the wake of the credit crunch, many financial institutions are looking to rationalise systems, but without compromising their ability to model each asset class in the most accurate and efficient way, and without reducing their ability to analyse risk, manage large books and process lifecycle events. At the same time, increasing use of complex instruments such as convertible bonds, which require equities as an underlying, together with strong growth in structured bond issuance, has created growing market need to operate all asset classes in one front-to-back solution. Misys Summit FT V5.3 significantly strengthens Misys' offer in cross-asset transaction processing and enables firms to achieve these goals of rationalising systems and managing trade sophistication.

Stephen Bruel, Analyst at TowerGroup states: "Cross-asset-class trading continues to emerge as a requirement for the buy side and the sell side and firms require systems to demonstrate five key strengths: flexibility in structuring new products, configurability to adapt the solution to different needs, scalability to take new products to market quickly, extensibility to allow new tables to be created, and processing speed so they can run risk reports and react quickly to market-moving events."

Dan Cohen, Solutions Manager for Misys Summit FT states: "Our customers are telling us they want to reduce costs and operational risk, and system rationalisation can help on both fronts. Up until recently, no one product has provided a single end-to-end solution across asset classes, causing banks to adopt a silo-ed approach. This release of Misys Summit FT gives banks an opportunity to integrate all their asset classes, including equities, without making any compromise on the depth of functionality in any asset class. This ultimately helps reduce IT spend and improve risk management."

Major new offerings within Misys Summit FT V5.3 include:

A new end to end solution for cash & equity derivatives - Misys has created a new equities platform to provide extended coverage for trading and effectively managing equity cash and equity derivatives. Front to back coverage includes pre-deal checks, real-time positions, portfolio management, pricing, risk analysis, confirmation, settlements, corporate actions, valuation and accounting. Moreover, by leveraging Misys' premium structured trading tool, Misys Summit MUST, banks using the solution can create and process all variants of structured equity derivatives that are growing in popularity.

A new module for structured bonds - As many banks are issuing structured bonds to raise funding in a flooded market, there is a need to fully support structured bonds including structuring, issuing, investing, position-keeping, hedging, swapping, credit, and auditing. The new structured bonds module leverages Misys Summit MUST's technology and has been developed in cooperation with KfW, the German banking group, to enable the processing of structured bonds in the same manner as any standard bond. The new module provides enhanced position management, call processing, capital gains, yield calculations, accounting and theoretical valuation.

Market risk limits

To help with the volatility, high volumes and huge risks associated with today's financial markets, Version 5.3 includes a new market risk limits monitoring solution with limit breach notifications and dashboards covering P&L, portfolio or trade sensitivity to risk factors, trader daily volume and many more. Instant notifications through emails, SMS and desktop alerts get information to the right people at the right time, providing an environment of protection and regulatory compliance.

Misys Solutions for Treasury & Capital Markets has 18 years of market experience and unrivalled software development expertise. It creates integrated, comprehensive solutions for financial institutions to manage their capital market activities across multiple asset classes.

About Misys plc

Misys plc (FTSE: MSY.L), provides integrated, comprehensive solutions that deliver significant results to organisations in the financial services and healthcare industries. We maximise value for our customers by combining our deep knowledge of their business with our commitment to their success.

In banking and treasury & capital markets, Misys is a market leader, with over 1,200 customers, including all of the world's top 50 banks. In healthcare, Misys is a market leader, serving more than 110,000 physicians in 18,000 practice locations and 600 home care providers. Misys employs around 4,500 people who serve customers in more than 120 countries.

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For further information please contact: Stephen White Misys Solutions for Treasury & Capital Markets +44(0)203-320-5593

For further information please contact: Stephen White, Misys Solutions for Treasury & Capital Markets, +44(0)203-320-5593,