Amid the ‘Great Resignation’, many firms are increasingly under pressure to retain and attract talent, and future-proof operations. None more so than the hedge fund industry, where vast volumes of investment, market and reference data is submerging people and processes today. Thomas McHugh explores the impact of legacy software on hedge funds and why investing in the right technology will attract a more motivated workforce, boost productivity and protect business continuity.
LUSID: Technology for Hedge Funds
LUSID investment data management system gives you more control and better insights into your consolidated investment data and provides you 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
Monitor risk across your consolidated investment book in real-time
Benefit from configurable portfolio simulation and modelling
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 supported instruments and asset classes
Utilise LUSID’s integrated pre-trade, intraday and post-trade compliance checks
How can I use LUSID
LUSID is an API-first, SaaS native investment data management system with the standard functionality of traditional portfolio management, risk, and valuation systems plus the added benefit of 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
Get a consolidated view of your data
Perform N-way reconciliation of positions, cash and transactions. Access on-the-fly position derivation in an event driven, immutable data store that reproduces any historical valuation for comparison against third party data
Easily expand into alternative asset classes
Model investments from the esoteric to the vanilla. Develop your own models and curves to risk and value your alternatives, or select from a marketplace of vendor models
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
Track investment book risk changes over time, access states pre and post-amendment and compare to third party records from your custodians, prime brokers, and fund administrators
Access your data how you want
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
The ‘Great Resignation’: putting the squeeze on Hedge Fund operations
15 July 2021
HFM Technology Awards 2021: Best Public Cloud-Based Service
The HFM European Technology Awards 2021 recognises and rewards hedge fund service providers who demonstrated exceptional client service, innovation and strong and sustainable business growth over the past 12 months.
FINBOURNE Technology is proud to take home the award for Best Public Cloud-based Service for LUSID, our cloud-native Investment Data Management System.
We are actively working with the Hedge Fund community to build our solution capabilities. Winning this award demonstrates our success in this space.
3 September 2020
HFM Technology Awards 2020: Best Risk Reporting Solution
We’re thrilled to take home Best Risk Reporting Solution for LUSID, our cloud-based open investment platform.
The HFM European Technology Awards recognise and reward hedge fund service providers who demonstrate exceptional client service, innovation and strong and sustainable business growth.
This is a space we are actively investing in, to develop leading solutions that optimally serve the Hedge Fund community.