The quality of investment management reports can be a significant aspect in attracting and maintaining clients. Investors expect to be able to get clear information on the investment objectives of a portfolio as well as risk and cost levels as well as information on real estate business performance metrics and holdings.
Based on the type of business the investor is likely to know the specifics of the amount in dollars of fees attributable to them in their annual or semi-annual reports on shareholders. In the case of mutual funds are involved, the report could include a breakdown of total fees incurred by each shareholder as well as an explanation of how these fees were distributed based on the performance of the fund.
However, providing this information as part of the overall report on performance could prove challenging for many companies. Since the majority of investors keep their money in accounts that are omnibus with broker-dealers. To provide personalized fee information, a broker-dealer has to establish interfaces with record owners of these accounts to calculate and distribute this information to each shareholder.
Technology allows these difficult reporting requirements to be met without the need to overhaul internal systems. Clearwater Analytics is an industry-leading SaaS solution that allows growth for over 1,100 clients, including pension plans and government globally-based insurers, as well as asset managers. Our platform is fully integrated into the market-leading suite of Broadridge’s Analytics Master Data Warehouse and can be accessed via an online and mobile dashboard application. This enables the delivery of high-quality investment-performance-net-of-fees and other reporting outputs for both client and regulatory purposes.