Programs Aplenty, Part III

Page 3 Investment Analysis Programs Company Product Name/Cost Key Features Advisory World 800/480-3888 www.advisoryworld.com Analytics $175/year, $17 monthly updates, $35 quarterly updates Reviews portfolios and securities of various types Analyzes historical cumulative and monthly performance, performance relative to an index Provides factor, style and risk/return analysis Tracks performance of portfolios

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Investment Analysis Programs

Company

Product Name/Cost

Key Features

Advisory World

800/480-3888
www.advisoryworld.com

Analytics

$175/year, $17 monthly updates, $35 quarterly updates

Reviews portfolios and securities of various types • Analyzes historical cumulative and monthly performance, performance relative to an index • Provides factor, style and risk/return analysis • Tracks performance of portfolios or securities in different economic environments

ScanData

$85/year, $8 monthly updates, $17 quarterly updates

Reviews more than 180 data fields on asset classes, mutual funds, stocks, variable annuities and closed-end mutual funds • Analyzes historical performance, ranking among funds and peer groups, front-end loads, portfolio holdings, dividends, P/E and estimated earnings

Burlington Hall Asset Management

609/585-5856
www.laportesoft.com

LaPorte Asset Allocation System

$4,600/year

Helps build diversified portfolios • Generates performance data on various types of investments including mutual funds, money managers, hedge funds and global indexes • Provides statistical analysis of funds or managers • Offers wide range of graphics and report formats • Links to Excel and other programs

Mobius Group

919/549-0444
www.mobiusg.com

M-Search Investment Manager Database System

$4,000 with annual update, $5,500 with quarterly update, $6,100 with two updates a quarter

Provides data on more than 1,300 investment managers and 5,500 composites • Sorts and ranks using hundreds of different criteria • Offers performance data such as standard deviations, modern portfolio theory statistics, risk/return and more • Creates graphs, charts and lists • Style analysis, narratives and other options cost extra

M-Vest Asset Allocation System

$3,500 single site use, $2,000 each additional site; data sets extra

Develops asset allocation models using Vestek Systems' expected returns forecasts • Offers historical returns data sets, such as U.S. basic, U.S. standard, major markets, emerging markets and global • Offers access to returns on more than 5,500 private account manager composites

Morningstar

800/735-0700
www.morningstar.com

Principia Pro Modules

Each module: $545 with monthly updates, $395 with quarterly updates, $105 with annual update; Pro Plus costs more

Each Principia Pro module can be used in conjunction with the other modules • Uses searching and ranking tools • Has advanced screening capabilities and an easy-to-use interface • Tracks changes with user-defined alerts • Delivers color graphic presentations

Principia Pro for Closed-End Funds

Provides information on nearly 500 closed-end funds • Shows complete portfolio holdings for each fund

Principia Pro for Mutual Funds

Provides information on more than 10,000 mutual funds • Features customized alerts to track changes in portfolios • Offers color graphs for presentations

Principia Pro for Stocks

Offers more than 160 criteria on nearly 8,000 individual stocks • Features 110 benchmarks for easy evaluation and customized screening

Principia Pro for Variable Annuities/Life

Delivers performance and operations data on more than 580 policies • Features more than 100 categories of information for more than 11,600 subaccounts

Principia Pro Plus for Mutual Funds

Combines Morningstar data with advanced analytic tools • Includes historical data, an archive of analyst reviews and commentaries plus fund manager profiles

National Datamax

888/673-4180
www.nationaldatamax.com

Mutual Fund Manager

$50 setup fee, $25/month with monthly updates, $50/quarter with quarterly updates

Accesses fundamental data on nearly 12,000 mutual funds • Provides performance rankings • Performs side-by-side analysis of assets • Compares performance of assets to major market indexes • Creates reports

Variable Annuity Manager

$50 setup fee, $25/month with monthly updates, $50/quarter with quarterly updates

Delivers fundamental data on more than 8,500 variable annuities and variable life subaccounts • Offers policy information reports • Generates reports for presentations

Overlap

800/683-7527
www.overlap.com

Overlap Mutual Fund Portfolio Analysis

$165/year online with unlimited updates, $158/year on CD with quarterly updates

Improves portfolio diversification • Shows the extent of overlap in holdings of different mutual funds and if they overlap with stocks in client's portfolio • Selects funds to add diversification • Provides reports suitable for current and prospective clients

Scherrer Resources

215/542-5710
www.brokersally.com

Bond Calculator

$295 for single user

Compares and evaluates bonds • Calculates yield to price and price to yield • Performs swap analysis • Finds appropriate price to guarantee a specific yield • Discovers which bonds give best after-tax yield • Shows impact of capital gains tax • Includes glossary of fixed-income terms

Steele Systems

800/379-0679
www.mutualfundexpert.com

Steele Mutual Fund Expert, Pro Plus

$399/year with quarterly updates, $599/year with monthly updates

Provides extensive information on funds using Standard & Poor's data • Calculates yearly and monthly returns since 1962 • Generates total return and average return over three, five, 10, 15 and 20 years • Provides basic fund data such as loads, expense ratio, 12b-1 fees and deferred charges

Value Line

800/634-3583
www.valueline.com

Mutual Fund Survey for Windows

$345/year

Offers capabilities for viewing, sorting, screening, graphing and creating reports on more than 10,000 funds with monthly updates • Weekly updates available online • Generates NASD-compliant reports

Wiesenberger — A Thomson Financial Co.

301/545-4828
www.wiesenberger.com

InvestmentView

$399/year mutual fund data, $650/year mutual fund and variable annuity data, $799/year mutual fund, variable annuity and closed-end fund data

Sorts, screens and illustrates performances • Offers peer comparisons and ranking with benchmarks • Databases are updated monthly and can be used together • Generates concise, easy-to-read reports for prospects or clients

Blueprint

$290/year with monthly updates

Puts together a diversified investment plan using InvestmentView software • Generates performance and risk/reward reports • Determines clients' risk tolerance

IRA Analyst

$99/year

Determines the best IRA and compares clients' options • Provides performance figures • Allows for federal and state taxes • Considers required minimum distributions

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