is a leading-edge tool for
sophisticated fund-of funds management. It is a comprehensive and
fully integrated fund asset portfolio management platform. Webfolio
supports the work of front and back-officers, administrators, and analysts
in these key areas:
Multi-product support includes key contact identification and rating,
quotation management, risk and performance analysis, peer group
comparison, and reporting. It accommodates hedge fund parameters such as
investment style, strategy, liquidity and penalties. A fully searchable
Electronic Document Manager stores and classifies the information received
or generated in the manager/fund selection process.
Front Office is the feature-rich component of Webfolio that enables
portfolio investment sessions to make and track changes in investments.
Planned future events like new contributions or withdrawals are captured
and available for review during the sessions. Ex ante compliance checking,
foreign exchange exposure, current and forecasted weighting, along with
the cash and leverage positions are all provided for the upcoming
investment trade date. Recommendations can be analyzed and modified or
confirmed with a clear understanding of their impact on portfolios.
Webfolio analytics provide
a great wealth of information on the positions in the portfolios, as well
as the ability to compare them to any number of industry indexes and peer
group performances. A wide range of tabular and graphical information
displays are available with user-definable layouts and formats. If that is
not enough, full import/export support of the information to other
analytical and reporting tools is available
Compliance rules can be set on a number of axes to provide both
flexibility and superior control. Constraints can be established
company-wide or only for units within the company. Constraints can be set
at an individual fund level on portfolio properties such as management
style, or aggregated for application to a universe of portfolios. Any
measurable property can be set as a constraint, including liquidity,
analytics, mix, count, and weight. Compliance reporting is instantaneous
allowing a compliance officer to keep up to date on the current situation.
In addition, the investment session management includes compliance
checking of portfolios for future trade dates to ensure that no surprises
A host of features ensure accurate and timely reporting of financial
positions and valuations: real-time quote capture and updated evaluations
whenever any change occurs; realized and unrealized gain/loss calculation
from position changes and FX exposure; account set-up and maintenance
reflecting your real-world banking and custodianship status; automated
fees computation and accrual; reconciliation support of internal and
external databases. All these are combined in a robust and tightly
controlled environment that minimizes errors and maintains data integrity.
You would expect that a state-of-the-art platform like Webfolio
would boast a large collection of standard reports for both the fund and
portfolio levels, suitable for internal and external reporting. But it
does not end there. All reports have customizable page inclusion,
disclaimers, and where possible, layout and data selection options.
Reports can be produced en clair, or disguised for confidentiality.
Once produced, reports and other collateral information can be stored in
the built-in Electronic Document Manager which controls access, keeps
track of document revisions, and logs activity.
Even in the technology-savvy financial sector, cumbersome legacy systems
are still in widespread use. One estimate suggests that fully 70% of asset
management IT spending is devoted to keeping incompatible legacy systems
cobbled together (Source: Tower Group). Asset management firms sink huge
sums into maintaining these systems because there has been nothing better
to migrate to, and the systems migration that is carried out is often
costly and painful. Adopting new technologies never is entirely
hassle-free, but it is imperative in order to stay agile and competitive.
Digital Shape Technologies makes upgrading easy with this new generation
portfolio management tool that can be overlaid onto existing legacy
systems in a controlled, easy-to-manage process.
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