Sungard Futures Systems Plans Internet-Based Version Of Derivative Portfolio System


Sungard Futures Systems is internally testing a new Internet-based service that provides real-time margin calculations for exchange-traded derivative portfolios, covering every futures/options exchange worldwide. The vendor plans to launch the product, dubbed Octagon Internet Margining, sometime this summer. Officials at the Chicago-based futures software vendor, a subsidiary of Sungard Data Systems, say Octagon Internet Margining will be marketed primarily to futures/options brokerages and