World Class Fund Analytics, Data and Solutions for Asset Managers, Life Companies and Financial Advisers
We specialise in capturing data on investment funds and adding value through the provision of analytics tools, website solutions and aggregated data feeds.
Our data and tools are used by asset managers, life assurance companies, wealth managers and financial advisers in Ireland, Italy, South Africa, Sweden and the UK.
Fund Focus provides daily updated data analytics that enable financial advisers to make better investment decisions
Fund Focus is an online fund analytics tool that is used by financial advisers and asset managers to research the market and compare fund performance and risk.
Financial advisers / brokers
Financial advisers / brokers use Fund Focus to help them back up the investment advice they give to their clients. Advisers can filter funds by their risk profile in order to match funds to their client´s ‘attitude to risk’. Detailed analysis on fund performance and volatility can be undertaken to ensure their clients are investing in top performing funds. Portfolio functionality can be used to set-up and monitor clients existing portfolios and to back test ‘what if’ scenarios in order to support the advice they give to their clients.
Asset Managers / Life Companies
Asset Managers / Life Companies use Fund Focus to research the entire market and compare their funds to their peers. Performance and ranking data can be used to help promote their funds to brokers and investors.
Designed with ‘ease of use’ as a priority, this responsive designed website allows advisers to track fund performance and risk, along with the ability to create and monitor model portfolios.
With interactive charting and customisable reports, Fund Focus has everything an adviser needs to help them provide expert advice to their clients.
Benefits of Fund Focus
Get fast access to the data you need
Filter funds by risk profile and custom criteria
Provide customisable reports for your clients
Compare performance/volatility of entire market
Create and monitor client portfolios
Compare performance gross of AMC (Ireland only)
Hosted Fund Centre platform that automates the online publication of Fund Fact Sheets, fund prices and performance
Longboat Analytics’ Fund Centre is a hosted fund data platform that Asset Managers and Life Assurance companies can employ to manage the online publication of their fund data. The platform provides hosted web pages of fund prices, performance statistics, interactive charting, model portfolio creation and dynamic fund fact sheet pages.
The Fund Centre platform is fully customisable. You decide how the website looks and what information is included on each page. The Fund Fact Sheets can be customised to your requirements; you can select to include any of our existing fact sheet panels or design your own.
Comparison functionality can be included to allow advisers/investors compare funds against each other or against indices/category averages. Interactive charting can be included to allow the user further drill down their analysis.
The ongoing maintenance of the site is performed by us. You simply provide your data in pre-agreed formats at agreed regular intervals (e.g. daily prices files, monthly commentary and holdings data) and we do the rest.
Longboat Analytics can also provide a Fund Centre for wealth managers with specific functionality aimed at comparing funds from different asset managers. The end user can view the latest fund fact sheet for the funds and cross compare 5 funds side by side on screen.
An initial development fee will apply based on the level of customisation/development you wish to undertake. An on-going maintenance fee includes the licence fee for the platform and a service fee for maintaining the data on the website.
Benefits of Fund Centre
Automate the updating of Fund Fact sheets – simply provide your updated fund data in pre-agreed Excel templates and we will have it live on your site within minutes
No more stale product data on your website – with the pain removed from the process, you can updated your product data much more regularly
No more bad data – Agree business verification rules for your data to ensure that only accurate data is published
Include relevant functionality that investors and advisors can use to compare funds e.g. interactive performance charts
Provide adviser specific reports that can be customised for their clients
Sample live Fund Centres:
Here are some of the Fund Centres we have implemented:
Fund Centre Lite
An “out of the box” Fund Centre for publishing your fund data online
Our ‘Lite’ version is an ‘out of the box’ hosted fund centre for fund companies with a smaller number of funds and/or a smaller marketing budget. There is no upfront development as the platform is taken as is. The lite version is an extremely fast way of getting a fund centre added to your website. Limited customisable options allow you to: switch data columns on/off on pages, switch panels on/off on the fund fact sheet, display your logo and corporate colours.
Benefits of Fund Centre Lite
No upfront development fees
Daily updated Fund Fact sheets with no pain
Ready to go – you just decide the columns and colours!
Minimal development at your end – just include a link on your corporate site
Longboat Analytics Fund Ratings – Independent fund rating based on risk adjusted performance
The Fund Ratings are a quantitative measurement of a fund’s past behaviour compared to funds with similar volatility over a five-year period. The Fund Ratings are designed to tell you which funds have provided better value for the level of risk taken, compared to funds with similar volatility (ESMA).
Funds are grouped into the seven ESMA risk profiles and then ranked using a risk adjusted return measure (that also rewards upside deviation over downside deviation). Funds ranked within the top 20% of the risk bucket are assigned 5 stars while funds in the bottom 20% are assigned 1 star.
Fund Ratings are calculated quarterly and can be licensed for use by fund/asset managers and life companies to help promote their funds.
Benefits of Fund Ratings
Independent Fund Ratings
Highlights funds that have provided best value for level of risk taken
Fully quantitative – no subjective input
Allows investors to quickly and easily determine which funds are worthy of further research
Data that you and your clients can trust
Longboat Analytics can provide daily updated XML feeds containing; latest fund prices, discrete performance values, line graph plot points and fund fact sheet data. Customers can subscribe to either our standard market data feeds or have a custom feed created that only contains the funds they require.
|Standard data sets included|
|Ireland – domestic life funds|
|UK (provided by IDC)|
|Offshore (provided by IDC)|
|The data feeds include|
|Last 3 fund prices (NAV / Bid & Offer)|
|Fund performance values|
|Risk statistics (e.g. Standard deviation, Sharpe)|
|Static data (e.g. Risk profile, Fund category)|
Custom data feeds
Longboat Analytics also provides a custom fund price capture service, whereby we source fund prices for a particular set of funds that you require. These can be provided in an ‘end of day’ feed or at multiple times during the day.
Document Capture / Dissemination
Longboat Analytics can source up to date KID / KIID documents for wealth managers. These can be provided with URL links to the live PDF or via a website portal that includes functionality to search for the required KID / KIID document.