Northern Trust launched a portfolio reporting and monitoring solution for private equity fund-of-funds managers. The tools will allow its users to track fund of funds holdings and valuations in detail.
Northern Trust /quotes/comstock/15*!ntrs/quotes/nls/ntrs (NTRS 48.10, +0.13, +0.27%) has launched a portfolio reporting and monitoring solution for private equity fund-of-funds managers which enables them to track in detail their fund of funds holdings and valuations right through to portfolio company level.
“Detailed tracking of underlying investments by a private equity fund of funds manager can be a very time consuming, specialised and resource hungry middle office operation,” said Mark Schoen, head of global product and strategy for Europe, Middle East and Africa. “Through Northern Trust’s fund and investment tracking solution, we can provide our clients with a high level of granularity and reporting that effectively ‘looks through’ the underlying funds to the ultimate investments.”
The enhanced solution includes the following updates:
Recording of transactions at the underlying investment company level Valuation processing at the underlying investment level, adjusted real-time by cash-flows. Portfolio reporting which can include diversification by geography, industry, vintage year, or as required Summary investment reports Specific underlying investment reports such as unique investment exposure across all funds Benchmarking performance against a range of Indices
Conversus Asset Management LLC, an independent investment manager which implements permanent capital vehicle Conversus Capital’s investment policies. Conversus uses Northern Trust’s portfolio reporting and monitoring solution:
“By tracking the underlying cash flows in detail, Northern Trust enables us to produce more sophisticated and granular portfolio analytics,” said Roy Moyer managing director at Conversus Asset Management. “Northern Trust’s solution enables us to receive more timely and accurate investment reporting and valuations.”
“Northern Trust developed this offering in line with our continuing focus on tailored solutions for clients,” said Peter Cherecwich, Chief Operating Officer for Corporate and Institutional Services at Northern Trust. “As a means to diversify risk and improve performance, investment managers often select fund-of-funds investments. Through our sophisticated reporting solutions, clients are better equipped to make informed investment decisions, which take into account all aspects of their investments.”
Northern Trust has more than 25 years of experience servicing private equity funds across the globe and has one of the largest specialist private equity administration teams in the market. As of January 1, 2010, Northern Trust provided private equity fund administration services to over 60 different client groups, covering 113 funds.
About Northern Trust Northern Trust Corporation /quotes/comstock/15*!ntrs/quotes/nls/ntrs (NTRS 48.10, +0.13, +0.27%) is a leading provider of investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions and affluent individuals worldwide. Northern Trust, a financial holding company based in Chicago, has offices in 18 U.S. states and 16 international locations in North America, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of June 30, 2010, Northern Trust had US $3.6 trillion in assets under custody, and US$603 billion in assets under investment management. For 120 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader in combining exceptional service and expertise with innovative products and technology. For more information, visit www.northerntrust.com.
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