We shape our flexible platform to fully match each individual client’s requirements
Sovereign Wealth Fund
Type of Asset Classes
All including infrastructures
Type of Investments
All including direct and indirect
Type of Portfolios
Global portfolio on aggregation of all legal entities, re-sliced in multi layers with multi faceted views
Bespoke dashboards designed to match the Sovereign Wealth Fund’s specific KPI’s and analytics
Executive level reporting empowered by our platform
Incorporation of the full history of all the investments and portfolios & automatically linked with the General Ledger
Our client, a major Sovereign Wealth Fund, with considerable longevity, and having a wide spread of investments spanning from infrastructure including hospitals, airports, highways, to direct or indirect investments in illiquid assets, and, also strategic or tactical investments in liquid instruments, was facing the new requirements of expanding their diversification further, and growing faster. They required a customised performance solution that matched their increasing activity.
In addition to handling the above investments, the management of their cash had to be properly catered for as this is another fundamental activity for the Fund, involving not only tracking every cash movement type including buys and sells counterparts, deposits, coupons received, capital called, etc. but also ensuring that their capital deployment forecasts are executed according to their plan.
We began an open dialogue with our client to fully understand their existing workflows and the specifics of what they wanted to achieve, including how to organise their portfolio and sub portfolios and the views they wanted. We also considered how to move from their existing solution which had been developed internally with a widely spread filing system, and which housed their historical investments and tracking activity. This involved incorporating and processing the historic data into the new solution, and, then setting up the means to feed the new solution ongoing in as easy a manner as possible.
Our client also required their existing bespoke reports to be easily available for the executive level in the new solution, and, the ability to answer any ad hoc requests at any time.
Cogendi Analytics was able to provide a cohesive solution that could consolidate all their history, implement all their investment details, and provide multi faceted views on their portfolios.
Our solution has provided easy, accurate and constant access as to what’s going on. It has given our client the ability to run performance and analytics on, and, at any level of detail between two dates and immediately have the answer. In addition, all the reporting requirements are fully met, for every member of the performance team.
As a strategic partner, we continue an ongoing dialogue with our client so we can constantly adapt our solution to accommodate their new specific needs as they grow their activity. We have also accommodated their growing performance team, which has more than doubled in size since we began working with them.
The Sovereign Wealth Fund now has a fully bespoke performance solution that is used by the whole performance team daily giving constant views on the investment activity, and, they have a reliable solution that can evolve with them as they grow.
Type of Asset Classes
All including Private Equity and Real Estate
Type of Portfolios
Mirrored complex family portfolios ownership structure
Fully bespoke dashboards & screens on all their portfolios & investments including analytics specific to the Family Office
Replication and automation of all the Family Office existing reports
Full integration of all the Family Office data including custodian
Our client, an Institution size Family Office, faced the requirement to track what is going on and know the accurate performance at group or individual level, taking into account their unique family organisation, an evolving ownership structure of assets including legal entities, co-ownership and partial ownerships, a variety of asset types including illiquid assets. On top, they had several data sources and systems. They required a solution that is cohesive and flexible enough to capture all of this. They needed to be able to report what is going on to both the family members and internally to the investment managers.
Cogendi Analytics was able to bring the combination of flexibility, whilst our team with their significant experience was able to interpret and work with the complexity presented to mirror the reality within Cogendi Analytics. This was achieved by an important third element of our offer – an open dialogue with our client to reach a common understanding of exactly how their investments and organisation is set up, so we could interpret their reality within our solution.
Our solution delivered what they wanted. We integrated their information with all the details as it is into Cogendi Analytics to mirror their investments exactly as they are, and the structure of their portfolio hierarchies.
Their required outputs were configured with some design e.g. reports (replicating existing reports but now fully integrated in the solution) and dashboards were created for different types of users. In addition, we created a process to integrate all the data ongoing daily automatically.
We also created operational dashboards so they could track any anomalies arising.
The project was switched into production within 4 months of signing the contract.
We continue to provide more services to meet the ongoing requirements of the business, more specifically adding more analytics and dashboards.
The Family Office has now got a reliable cohesive tool which seamlessly and simply captures all their investments on all asset classes reliably and the different users, operations, and, the investment teams have all their needs covered.
Type of Asset Classes
Listed and OTC instruments along with an asset class specific to the Private Bank
Type of Portfolios
Funds and managed accounts
Fully bespoke dashboards & screens to match all the Private Bank’s portfolios & analytics including analytics for their specific investments
Reporting for the Private Bank’s funds & managed accounts empowered by our platform
Automated data integration from the Private Bank’s shadow accounting system which has been replaced by our platform, along with data feed
Our client, the asset management and operational teams within a Private Bank, were facing a crossroads of how to handle a variety of challenges requiring a significant improvement in their current systems.
They had already invested in a wide range of asset classes and wanted to increase this and have a solution that could accommodate this.
They were already employing a solution for shadow accounting, but were unable to capture or handle properly some of their very specific instruments. Given the diversity of their instruments and the way their portfolios are structured, they also needed much more flexibility and range for their performance and risk analytics for both internal and external purposes.
For their reporting they required a fully integrated and flexible solution so they could easily combine analytics and comments etc., and transform them into a report.
In addition, the bank was endeavouring to reduce their costs.
We began by opening a two-way dialogue with the bank to fully capture all the specificities of their instruments and the workflows involved with them, including reconciliation, forecasts, tracking, analytics and reporting.
We then adapted our solution, Cogendi Analytics, to match exactly what was required for each of their types of specific instruments, along with their own metrics, KPI’s, dashboards and reports.
With our solution we replicated all of the bank’s portfolios hierarchies, which are a combination of funds, mandates and cross investments.
We ensured a smooth transition between their existing shadow accounting system and Cogendi Analytics, providing a complete data integration and processing workflow, including reconciliation between the two systems.
The project also involved plugging a live data feed for all the pricing and characteristics of the investment universe that the bank is using.
The Private Bank is now using their customised version of Cogendi Analytics to accurately cover all their specific instruments. The solution is fully integrated and automated, providing analytics and reports dynamically, with a reduced risk of error, and, much faster than previously. This is a cost effective and efficient solution for the bank.