Nasdaq OMX Group and SunGard, a software and technology services company, are offering new risk analytics for a range of selected Nasdaq OMX indexes, to help investment firms better manage financial risk and better respond to volatile markets.

Through SunGard’s APT, which provides risk modeling, reporting, risk attribution and scenario analysis capabilities, firms will be able to gain better insight into Nasdaq OMX indexes, in turn helping enhance investment decision making.

SunGard’s APT is a solution for risk-based investment management decisions. APT helps investment firms manage risk by providing models and reporting that include risk measures (such as portfolio tracking error, value at risk and volatility), risk attribution and scenario analysis.

John Jacobs, executive vice president of Nasdaq OMX Global Index Group, said: “We are delighted to have SunGard’s APT provide such a robust data analysis of selected Nasdaq OMX indexes, enabling investors to more effectively monitor and manage financial risk.”

Julie Rice, managing director, Americas for alternative investments business at SunGard, said: “By working with a global leader in the provision of indexes, we are able to offer both Nasdaq OMX and SunGard customers access to a range of risk analytics across key benchmarks to help support their investment decision making processes in an efficient and transparent manner.”