Agile Analytics

t3-logoby Christophe Gauthron
Reprint from T3 newsletter, June 2013

Cloud based computing and mobile access enabled a new breed of software technology for financial advisors. This article focuses on portfolio analytics and shows how legacy platforms with clunky interfaces are giving way to cost-efficient, agile applications.

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Fund expenses

Mutual funds, closed-end funds and ETFs have a percentage of assets deducted periodically to cover the fund’s expenses.

With Portfolio Lab, you can keep track of the overall expense for the portfolio and rank funds by their expense ratio.

The overall portfolio expense is measured by the average expense ratio. This average is asset weighted, i.e. the fund with the highest position value in the portfolio have the most impact in the average expense ratio.

The estimated expenses is the estimated amount of annual expenses for all fund positions in the portfolio. As for other views in Portfolio Lab, you can take a snapshot of the chart or export the data to Excel.

 

The expense ratio for each fund is also displayed in the Asset Profile view:

 


Integration with TradePMR

We are pleased to announce our integration partnership with TradePMR. TradePMR provides Brokerage and Custody services to Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs).

Advisors affiliated with TradePMR can link their accounts into Portfolio Lab. A linked portfolio has its positions imported automatically, giving instant access to analytics.

Instructions for enabling the link

  1. In TradePMR eCustody, go to Settings -> Partners
  2. Select Kwanti from the list
  3. Click Register
  4. Send a mail to support@kwanti.com, indicating your rep code(s).

 

 


Visit us at T3 conference, Miami Feb 11-13

Kwanti will attend the Technology Tools for Today (T3) conference in Miami, Feb. 11-13.

Visit us on the exhibit floor, booth #107 where you can see demos (including preview of upcoming Portfolio Lab’s Android and iPad applications) and discuss Kwanti’s roadmap for future improvements.

 

 


Asset allocation view

We are pleased to announce the addition of an Asset Allocation view in Portfolio Lab. In this view you can analyze the asset class breakdown of your portfolios based on robust ETF and mutual fund data licensed to Kwanti by Morningstar.

 

 

Portfolio Lab uses 12 asset classes, including 5 for stocks and 4 for bonds. The main features are:

  • pie and bar chart views
  • a grid view – exportable to Excel – with contributions of each position
  • a comparison function for the asset allocation of two portfolios side-by-side

You can drill down this asset allocation data in many ways. For example, display the asset allocation for each position in the asset profile view, as shown below:

 

 

Finally, the asset allocation view is included in the PDF report, with optional side-by-side comparison against a model portfolio or any other portfolio.

For more information, please refer to the user manual.