“Three visual analytics to educate clients about risk in a bull market” is our latest article as published in Financial Advisor Magazine.
In the face of a relentless bull market in equities, advisors have the difficult task to justify balanced allocations to clients who have grown increasingly ambitious on returns. The article suggests practical steps to manage their expectations.
This summer, several enhancements were unveiled for Portfolio Lab PDF reports.
Earlier we reported that you can now upload your logo into the reports.
The second enhancement is to keep track of the customization made on each portfolio report. Whether you add or remove sections, charts, or change time spans in a PDF report, Portfolio Lab will save the report configuration with the portfolio. When you restart Portfolio Lab at a later time, your custom PDF configuration for the portfolio will be restored.
Finally, we upgraded the standard format for several pages in the report. In particular, we added flexibility in the ‘holdings’ page so that you have a choice of the columns displayed. For example, for real portfolios you may select to show both weight and value for each position whereas for a model portfolio, only the weights are shown.
Kwanti’s default asset allocation view is based on data licensed from Morningstar Institutional, to present a detailed asset allocation of the portfolio based on a 13 asset classes breakdown (5 for stocks + 5 for bonds + commodity + cash + other).
Following a request by many advisors, we added a summary view that sums up the classes in stocks and bond asset classes:
To toggle the summary view, click on ‘summary’ on the top right corner of the window.
The summary view is automatically included in the PDF report along with the detailed view.
Show your logo in the PDF reports produced by Portfolio Lab! With the recently added point-and-click upload, in complement to the client/firm customizations, you can now brand your reports in the blink of an eye.
For best results, upload a big size image (at least 400 pixels wide). Portfolio Lab will automatically resize it to achieve the best print quality.
You may have heard about the Heartbleed vulnerability affecting many web sites and possibly exposing private information.
We have thoroughly reviewed Kwanti’s code and servers. We do not use (and have never used) the versions of openSSL that are susceptible to the Heartbleed vulnerability.