While asset managers are not in the business of data management, there is no denying that data is central to investment management. Accessing and understanding data in the investment chain is crucial.
LUSID for Asset Managers
LUSID goes beyond standard Portfolio Management (PMS) and Enterprise Data Management Systems (EDM) by giving you a SaaS based, API-first investment data management system and the tools to interrogate your investments, profit and loss, valuations, and risk programmatically, in the rich web application, and in Microsoft Excel.
Why use LUSID?
Gain the core portfolio management capabilities required to run your business
Gain the data management capabilities of an EDM system without the cost and complexity
Monitor risk across your consolidated investment book in real-time
Run segregated mirrors of portfolios to account for different closing methods or pricing sources
Monitor exposures and forecast cash flows with cash ladders
Access and revalue any portfolio or event using historical data
Securely share data internally, with service providers, and with investors
Confidently price and risk across all instruments and asset classes
Connect to third party data providers with an integrated marketplace or open APIs
How can I use LUSID
LUSID is an API-first, SaaS native investment data management system with an easily extendible data model and the ability to add functionality via a marketplace of providers or via comprehensive software development kits (SDKs).
Manage and analyse all asset classes
Create any asset class based on monetary movements and immediately produce a valuation. You can define simple equities to complex credit derivatives
Consolidate data and reconcile against third parties
Consolidate third party custodial and internal data to perform n-way reconciliation of positions, cash and transactions within an event driven, immutable data store that can reproduce any historical valuation
Reduce the cost and time for implementation
The challenge with traditional EDM systems is that they can be hard to implement and are central to infrastructure. LUSID enables quick onboarding and use of only the functions you need. Use it as a NAV calculator, a recon system, a valuation engine, a risk system, a central investment data store, or all of the above. Only use the pieces that are valuable to you
Recreate any valuations or prior state of your records
Access historic market and positional data along two-time dimensions, business validity (e.g. price date), and system validity (when data entered the system) across an immutable investment data store
Understand firmwide risk
Track consolidated investment book risk changes over time, access states pre and post-amendment and compare to third party records
Create a golden copy of investment data
Layer in market data with fallback rules, set the model and valuation method per instrument and choose the time slice of each you wish to incorporate
Remove the learning curve
Use the tools you know to access and manipulate data in LUSID via a comprehensive Excel plug-in and software development kits (SDKs) with implementation examples. Develop models, P/L sheets, reconciliation dashboards directly in Excel, and be more productive from day one
Events and insights
13 September 2021
Whitepaper: The Buy Side and System Consolidation —Grasping the Nettle
Is the buy side ready to take the next step into system consolidation and data transparency?
This whitepaper, created by Waters Technology in partnership with FINBOURNE Technology, looks at the findings from a 14-question survey from 52 senior data and technology staff members at long-only buy-side firms globally – to answer just that.
8 September 2021
InvestOps Europe Recap – Finding a life raft in an ocean of data
Thomas McHugh, FINBOURNE Technology CEO joined senior investment operations staff at a boardroom style discussion on implementing an end-to-end data management strategy to empower your organisation.