In this Q&A, Michael Cummins, portfolio management lead at FINBOURNE Technology, deconstructs some of the key findings from the recent AIMA Emerging Stronger industry report. The Q&A uncovers the vast opportunity that rising allocator interest brings, and the operational challenges that emerging hedge funds can tackle with SaaS technology to achieve scale and success.
LUSID 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
28 April 2022
A Tech Revolution: How Machines are Reshaping Hedge Fund Investment
In this webinar, Michael Cummins, CFA takes a look at the impact on global hedge funds, from established shops to emerging start-ups and discusses why a solid data foundation can prepare for both regulatory and investor due diligence demands.
25 April 2022
HFM European Services Awards 2022: Best Data Management Solution and Best Technology Provider – Overall
FINBOURNE won the awards for Best Data Management Solution and Best Technology Provider – Overall, at the HFM European Services Awards 2022.
The wins are a great acknowledgement of the dedication and passion our team has put into supporting hedge funds – helping to restore trust and control in data and drive operational growth.