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Best Performing funds in Peer group

Our software includes the ability to type a Fund Name (i.e. long only funds, SMA or hedge funds) among our aggregated database of >150,000 funds, then to visualize that fund extreme risks and to see which other funds had consistently better returns within the same strategy (for example either in Macro or small caps France or large value Europe or CTA or …). Fully automated.

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Yale model implemented in Private Equity module

Following extensive discussions with clients and industry peers, AlternativeSoft has implemented the Yale model in the Private Equity Module of AlternativeSoft. This will allow Private Equity investors to easily define the return they expect from their investment in a Private Equity fund.

Expected payments (contributions) are automatically calculated over the first 3-6 years of the investment period, as well as the expected revenues (i.e. distributions) over the following 5-12 years. Finally, the model calculates the expected NAV of each Private Equity fund investment every year helping the user save time with budgeting, forecasting and data collection from Managers.

In addition, for a portfolio with several Private Equity funds, the software forecasts what will be the total inflows and outflows year on year, taking into account expected contributions and distributions.

To learn more about the Yale model click here to read the 2001 paper on Illiquid Alternative Asset Modeling by Takahisi-Alexander

“Having launched the AlternativeSoft Private Equity Module a year ago, we’ve worked hard over the course of 2018 to add new developments and reinforce our position as the best solution for managing multi-asset class portfolios. I’m looking forward to bringing this to market in 2019.”
AlternativeSoft CEO, Laurent Favre

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AlternativeSoft expands client base in Asia and the US

Over the summer AlternativeSoft have been busy onboarded several large financial institutions, including one of the top 3 banks in Japan and the second largest Public Pension Plan in the US.

“It’s a testament to our robust and easy to use solution as well as our high-touch support team that large institutions continue to trust AlternativeSoft for their Fund Selection, Portfolio Construction and Reporting needs.”
Dominique Castagna, Head of Sales

AlternativeSoft strengthens data partnership with
Morningstar

With hundreds of users already using Morningstar’s direct data feed in AlternativeSoft for returns-based and exposure analysis, they will now gain access to holdings information for Long-only funds, which can be aggregated at portfolio-level using AlternativeSoft’s Portfolio Construction module.

In addition, all AlternativeSoft users will gain free access to over 100 free global equity indices thanks to Morningstar’s Open Indexes Project.

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Dominique Castagna joins as Head of Sales

Dominique brings a wealth of experience having worked as Director of Equity and Trading Services at IHS Markit and spent 7 years at Factset. He will implement a sales & marketing strategy in line with AlternativeSoft’s expansion plans.

“We are delighted to welcome Dominique on board, his in-depth knowledge of the industry and experience selling a range of Financial Technology solutions stand us in good stead for the future.
AlternativeSoft CEO, Laurent Favre

“I’m pleased to be joining such a dynamic and forward-thinking team and I look forward to bringing our fantastic products to market.”
Dominique Castagna

Private Equity Module launched

In line with the recent growth and interest in Private Markets Funds, AlternativeSoft has developed a Private Equity module as an add-on to the core solution.

“We’re are increasingly seeing our clients adding Private Equity, Infrastructure, Private Debt, Real Estate and other capital call structures to their portfolios. In a constantly evolving industry we aim to keep up with the pace of change and the launch of our Private Equity module is a huge step forward. We’ll be working with our users over the course of the year to ensure their multi-asset class portfolios are catered for in AlternativeSoft.”
AlternativeSoft CEO, Laurent Favre

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Web robot advisor Version 2.o is coming

We have been developing a web robot advisor, version 2.0 where funds are not selected by the user or AlternativeSoft, but by utilising Artificial Intelligence. The Fund universe contains over 17,000 Hedge Funds and over 250,000 Long-only Equity and Fixed Income Funds. Only the top funds will be displayed.

Recent developments for our clients

Recent developments for our clients investing in funds:

Even more Data partners

Access to the entire dataset available through AlternativeSoft, mapped and cleaned in order to work as one unified universe:

  • HFR
  • Eurekahedge
  • HFI
  • Morningstar
  • BarclayHedge
  • HedgeNews Africa
  • Allocator
  • Albourne
  • Preqin
  • Integration of your own proprietary data (.xlsx, .xml, administrators)

AlternativeSoft wraps up a fantastic 2016

As AlternativeSoft wraps up a fantastic 2016 with a YTD year on year sales increase of 30% and expansion of our Sales, Support and Quantitative Teams which now takes our total head count to 35 as well as a new office, we embarked on a team bonding trip to Spain to climb the 3,478 meters high Mulhacen mountain (as well as indulge in some relaxation and paella).

AlternativeSoft sponsored the London Battle of the Quants conference

AlternativeSoft sponsored the London Battle of the Quants conference at the ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB, November 16th, 9am. The event provided directly access to those at the spearhead of the ever growing Quantitiative and Systematic Hedge Fund universe including direct access to five industry leading quantitative hedge funds.

AlternativeSoft hired and continues the expansion of its
London office

AlternativeSoft hired and continues the expansion of its London office by boosting our existing Client Services team with 3 new faces! We extend a warm welcome to Christos, Feliks and Dipesh who are keen to continue the high standard of support AlternativeSoft clients have come to expect and increase engagement and dialgoue with our clients to continue educating them about AlternativeSoft’s ever expanding capabilities.

ALTERNATIVESOFT UNVEILS THE LATEST VERSION OF IT’S ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT SOFTWARE

AlternativeSoft is delighted to announce the release of the latest version of our flagship offering AlternativeSoft v3.6. With a reputation for consistently providing the latest academically proven quantitative models for fund analysis and portfolio construction, AlternativeSoft has once again positioned itself at the forefront of providing state-of-the-art software. The platform provides users with quantitative analytics, CRM functionality, and bespoke reporting support. We have added a suite of private equity fund analysis tools to the asset selection and portfolio construction modules, which currently covers hedge funds, long-only funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

The latest customer enhancements in this major release include an enhanced Excel API functionality, which has been developed for private equity, peer group, exposure analysis, and portfolio management reporting. There are also a number of default templates provided to deliver an enhanced user experience. An update now allows exposure analysis for funds including outperformance decomposition, open protocol mapping, visualise if the returns are coming from long or short positions, apply weights constraints and explore alpha beta long/short enhancements. To assist with portfolio management, users will now have the ability to roll up to any series, access new rebalancing techniques, use FX futures to hedge a foreign hedge fund currency and import Google Holiday calendars which will be used in liquidity calculations.

Within private equity we have developed an automated Excel API report, PE fund accounting and analysis. In addition, other enhancements now allow the software to be available anywhere there is internet access using Amazon WorkSpaces. Clients also have the ability to compare funds versus HFRI index constituents and Morningstar Peer Groups. There is a Tablet Mode for cloud users wanting AlternativeSoft on iPad. Automated and customised Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations for funds (or any other type of report that clients need). AlternativeSoft is based in the UK and Switzerland. We work with some of the largest fund allocators in the world. Our clients include the largest banks, small or large hedge funds, large fund advisory companies and the world’s biggest pension funds.

AlternativeSoft is once again ranked number 1 in the ‘Technology provider for Risk Management’

AlternativeSoft is once again ranked number 1 in the ‘Technology provider for Risk Management’ category of the ‘Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Rankings’ for 2015 & number 1 in the ‘Overall Technology Provider’ category too! Eligible to vote were individuals from single manager hedge fund or fund of hedge funds (FoHF) organisations and investors (for example, family offices, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, asset allocators) who invest into hedge funds or FoHFs.

Opalesque cites AlternativeSoft’s SEC Filings Q2 2015 report

Opalesque, an online hedge fund media publication, cites AlternativeSoft’s SEC Filings Q2 2015 report in it’s reporting of Pension Funds supporting the merger between Pfizer and Allergan (a $112.5 billion market cap company).

AlternativeSoft is happy to announce that it is partnering with
‘Battle of the Quants’

AlternativeSoft is happy to announce that it is partnering with ‘Battle of the Quants’ in London on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 2015. The conference is focussed on the growing systematic hedge fund movement and better informing investors who are considering making an allocation to quantitative focused strategies. The schedule comprises of a diverse range panels, interviews and presentations covering a range of topics from systematic CTAs through to the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

Opalesque reports on AlternativeSoft’s new release

Opalesque, an online hedge fund media publication, reports on AlternativeSoft’s new release, Version 3.5, which includes Private Equity functionality. Read the article here. Waters Technology, an online media publication owned by Incisive Media, reports on AlternativeSoft’s new release, Version 3.5, which includes Private Equity functionality.

AlternativeSoft version 3.5 is released

AlternativeSoft version 3.5 is released. AlternativeSoft has positioned itself at the forefront of fund analysis. The expansive platform provides users with comprehensive quantitative analytics, CRM functionality, bespoke reporting and fast user experience. Read the full press release here.

AlternativeSoft’s CEO Laurent Favre is interviewed by HedgeThink

AlternativeSoft’s CEO Laurent Favre is interviewed by HedgeThink, digital meeting place for fund managers and investors all over the world.

We are happy to announce that AlternativeSoft has released its
hugely anticipated 2015 software release

We are happy to announce that AlternativeSoft has released its hugely anticipated 2015 software release, AlternativeSoft v3.4. Our software platform is now better than ever, giving you more control in managing your funds and portfolios with hedge funds, long only funds or ETFs.