How Limina Can Help You Focus on Investment Returns

As investment managers turned vendors, we find that we do make claims about what we can help prospective clients achieve. and, we can back all these claims up. We’re also completely transparent with when we believe our solution is a great fit and when we believe it’s not.

This is one article in a series of five, where we go into why we make the claims we do. This article is about how Limina can help asset managers and investment managers focus on investment returns. To view the other articles, please click on the links on the side of this article or you can view them on the claims we make page.

The way we help our clients focus on Investment returns is by ensuring they can trust their portfolio data. And that data management is as automated as possible. Let’s get into how we do that!

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Data Quality is Our Problem, Not Yours

To keep your Investment Management System (IMS) up to date with good-quality data is crucially important. This is often done manually, or at best semi-automated.

We believe this should be the system’s responsibility and not something your team should have to spend time on.

Listen to Joakim Saltin, Chief Product Officer, and Philippe Ramkvist-Henry, Product Manager, describe Limina’s philosophy when it comes to portfolio data quality and how it relates to your investment returns:

 

How Limina’s Portfolio Data Quality Capabilities Can Help You Focus On Investment Returns

Investment Book of Record (IBOR) Capabilities

At the core of Limina’s IMS is an Investment Book of Record. The primary responsibility of an IBOR is to produce portfolio views that are complete, accurate and timely.

Data Quality

The IBOR therefore can construct positions on the fly, given instructions on how to do so. For example, provide exposure projections including simulated orders and make assumptions around prices those orders will ultimately trade at.

However, even more fundamentally, an IBOR must ensure the data (transactions, cash movements etc.) it’s building positions on are complete, accurate and timely in the first place. If ensures this by:

Making sure all transaction types can be captured, including deposits/redemptions, in-specie transfers, maturities etc.

Ensuring all transaction types and instrument types are fully modelled, without workarounds
Having built-in data quality controls (to check data in the system) and reconciliation (to check data in other systems)

This makes an IBOR the perfect foundation for an OMS to operate together with. This is why Limina isn’t “just” an IBOR or an OMS, it’s both!

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Strong connectivity

With strong integrations added to the IBOR, the system does most of the heavy lifting in terms of investment data management. The Limina IMS offer three types of connectivity options:

  1. Managed integrations - This is when Limina takes full ownership of a connection. We ensure it’s set up, that it’s always up and running and to manage cases where the endpoint changes for any reason.
  2. APIs - With an API-first solution and open platform, we have REST and WebSocket APIs available.
  3. An Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) tool - Limina is unique in that we’ve built an ETL-tool that’s fit-for-purpose to get investment data into and out of the system. This tool enables business users to configure new integrations instantly, without the need to depend on developers. The integrations are then monitored by the tool as they run.

This allows your operations team to take a more exception-based approach, i.e. to let the system identify issues instead of relying on manual spot-checks.

Limina can Enable Better Portfolio Data Quality, Which Helps You Focus on Investment Returns

With strong connectivity capabilities empowering a true IBOR, you can confidently view your portfolio from specific perspectives. This can be including or excluding simulated orders or viewing only the filled portfolios of the orders when rebalancing etc.

By offering these capabilities as standard features, your team can spend less time piecing together disparate data and instead concentrate on analysing and seizing investment opportunities.

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