Perform is a fixed income portfolio analysis system which combines portfolio reporting, total return analysis, simulations, presentations, and historical analysis into one complete package. These and other features of Perform work for both taxable and tax-exempt securities.
Two specialized versions of Performare used by two different customer groups: Perform FPC - (“Perform For Private Clients”) includes features specific for managing in the private account (or “SMA”) market. Perform FSD - (“Perform For Securities Dealers”) is a version to help bond securities dealers (whose customers are the bond managers) propose trading ideas and scan across client holdings.
CreditScope: robust credit analysis software that marries credit analysis power with ready-to-analyze data. CreditScope combines consistently fielded financial data, supporting source documents, credit-analytic tools, monitoring, and credit research warehousing. Users save time collecting and fielding data. CreditScope leverages technology, linking credits to portfolio positions, enabling cross-sector analysis and evaluation of trading opportunities.
Smart addresses the daily tasks associated with institutional money market funds and other short duration portfolios, tasks that are more demanding than ever. Operational features include compliance tests (SEC Rule 2a-7 and other compliance), data maintenance (including rate resets), account-specific compliance rules, and trade ticketing. Analytically, the Smart software enables correct modeling of floaters, book costs at tax-lot level, issuer and enhancer exposures, re-creation of historical positions, shock analysis, and cash flow projections.
Custom Index Manager enables bond managers to explain portfolio performance against a published or custom-blended index benchmark. Custom Index Manager includes current and historical bonds from the Standard & Poor’s Municipal Bond or Barclay’s Municipal Bond indices.
Energy Credit Manager is a monthly subscription-based financial software package offering a powerful combination of standardized credit data, credit analytics, and counterparty risk management tools.
Investortools’ products solve the unique business challenges faced by fixed income portfolio managers and analysts.
Challenge— To analyze fixed income structures, monitor yield spreads, project cash flows, create presentations, ensure compliance of individual accounts, or measure portfolio performance in aggregate or by bond.Continue Solution — “FPC” or regular version of Perform
Challenge — To collect and “spread” credit data, analyze and score credit risks vs. peers, link credit to portfolio holdings, and evaluate new bond issues for asset managers. Solutions — CreditScope, Energy Credit Manager
Managing Money Market and Short Maturity Funds
Challenge — Short maturity-specific presentations and reporting, historical analysis, and cash re-investment demands due to high turnover of money funds and short duration bond portfolios. Solution — Smart
Regulation Compliance and Testing
Challenge — (New) SEC Rule 2a-7 compliance both pre and post-trade, individual private account compliance, and stress testing of portfolios to meet regulatory requirement guidelines. Solution - Smart
Measuring Performance Against Index Benchmarks
Challenge — Measure total return using GIPS standards, compare structures and returns to indexes, attribute return to investment decisions, create transactions which move portfolios toward strategies based on index. Solution - Custom Index Manager