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A Portfolio and Research Management System Worthy of Cupid's Arrow

By Mary Beth Hamilton,
Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

Our friends at Ledgex Systems are doing some sweet things (obligatory Valentine’s Day reference!) with their portfolio and research management system that warrant a mention.

As a lookback, in 2016 Ledgex introduced new features and enhancements aligned to the needs of family offices, endowments and foundations, wealth advisors, consultants and other alternative asset allocators. These noteworthy features include:

Comprehensive Portfolio Visualization Tools

Ledgex’s visualization tools optimize the presentation of data and notification/alert capabilities, and innovative dashboards bring key information to launch pages via interactive charts and graphs. Ledgex’s data aggregation tools also allow users to drill down deeper into data that helps uncover actionable insights.

An Enhanced Portfolio Management Workshop

Building off the assumption that a well-designed Workshop has all the tools a person needs, Ledgex created its own Workshop within the portfolio management module. Ledgex Workshop is designed specifically to enrich portfolio monitoring and modeling functions including performance, attribution, contribution, analytics, PM modeling and peer group analysis. Workshop provides the features, tools and reporting capabilities users require in an efficient and intuitive interface.

Advanced Research Management Capabilities

These days the value of having a system that combines portfolio management with research management cannot be ignored – and Ledgex is exceling in this area. Ledgex’s advanced RMS features simplify gathering, management and input of manager information while surrounding data with process driven workflows and dashboards.

With the Ledgex platform, users can collect and input manager data via a secure questionnaire or utilize the sophisticated email ‘listener’ tool which vastly simplifies the intake of enormous amounts of manager emails and documents. Ledgex then surrounds the data with advanced work-flows guided by sound research methodology and presents the most important information.

Management and Forecasting of Illiquid Alternative Assets

In Preqin’s 2016 Private Equity Snapshot report, it found that 84% of investors have a positive perception of private equity (greatest proportion among alternative asset classes) and 48% of investors plan to increase their allocation to private equity. The continued growth of allocations to private equity comes with the need to effectively manage illiquid assets. Enter Ledgex.

The Ledgex platform enables investors to manage and predict the volatility of liquid and illiquid cash flows, with key features such as inclusion of industry models. Ledgex incorporates the Yale Model of cash forecasting which allows users to accurately forecast future asset values and cash flows of illiquid alternative assets such as private equity investments. Ledgex also includes the Brinson Performance Attribution Model in its portfolio management module.

A Portfolio Management Solution You Can't Ignore (or at least shoudn't!)

Ledgex Systems is squarely focused on delivering the portfolio and research management capabilities that asset allocators require. From family offices, fund of funds and wealth advisors to endowments and foundations, asset allocators should give Ledgex a long hard look.

Last but not least, we never want to lead you away from Eze Castle Integration's website, but I'll make an exception for Ledgex. Check them out at www.ledgex.com or give Jaime Bean, their managing director, a call at 877.700.1921.

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