Programs Aplenty, Part IV

Page 4 Portfolio Management Programs Company Product Name/Cost Key Features Advent Software 800/727-0605 www.advent.com Advent Office $4,000 and up Organized as a suite of complementary products Provides portfolio management applications, trade order management, data warehousing, partnership accounting, reconciliation management, Web-based portfolio performance and analytic reporting Captools Co.

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Portfolio Management Programs

Company

Product Name/Cost

Key Features

Advent Software

800/727-0605
www.advent.com

Advent Office

$4,000 and up

Organized as a suite of complementary products • Provides portfolio management applications, trade order management, data warehousing, partnership accounting, reconciliation management, Web-based portfolio performance and analytic reporting

Captools Co.

800/826-8082
www.captools.com

Captools Professional Investor

$999 for Level 1 with one user, plus $400 subsequent years; higher levels cost more

Features portfolio and client management capabilities such as buy/sell, short/cover, margin buys, reinvestments, splits, reverse splits and premium/discount amortization • Includes tax functions such as five tax lot methods and automatic/manual tax lot assignment • Offers multi-currency portfolio capability and b/d interfaces

Coros Technologies

310/455-4216
www.calstate.com/coros

ADAM

$495

Automates global accounting and posting of security distribution and block trades • Offers reinvestment and accruals, time-weighted ROI reporting, fixed income management, automated dial-up and download of pricing, split, dividend and yield data

Financial Computer Support

877/432-2267
www.dbcams.com

dbCAMS+ for Windows

$3,395 one user, $1,200 subsequent years; additional users more

Offers integrated portfolio management and contact management designed to reduce clerical chores • Tracks and values client portfolios automatically • Tracks tax basis for all assets • Enables reporting capabilities to be viewed on screen in PDF format

Hamilton Software

800/733-9607
www.hamiltonsoftware.com

Investor's Accountant 2000

$395.95

Redesigned for a Windows-based environment • Combines portfolio management with investment analysis • Evaluates securities and market trends • Performs year-round tax planning • Sets automatic alerts

Mobius Group

919/549-0444
www.mobiusg.com

M-Watch

$2,000 core system, plus $15/quarter per portfolio; optional features including databases cost extra

Functions as a performance reporting and evaluation system • Calculates time-weighted and dollar-weighted rates of return • Analyzes risk on an absolute and market-relative basis • Analyzes current and historical asset class allocations • Offers portfolio performance comparisons versus peer groups via several available databases

National Datamax

888/673-4180
www.nationaldatamax.com

ProSource

$99, plus $79/month

Acts as a contact and portfolio management system • Downloads client transactions and positions • Generates performance reports, maturity and expirations reports, and client portfolio reports with graphics • Accesses and updates data from nearly 12,000 mutual funds and more than 8,500 variable annuities

ProSource Premier

$1,299, plus $109/month

Builds on capabilities of ProSource • Customizes business reports by business activity and provides individually designed software for business needs • Can be customized for b/d network • Enables electronic setup of new accounts, plus order entry

North American Software

513/793-2240
www.nasoftware.com

Broker's Helper

$795 single user, plus $144/year (optional)

Offers contact management, portfolio management, document management, target marketing, schedule management and securities management

Broker's Helper Advanced

$995 single user, plus $180/year (optional)

Provides AIMR-compliant time-weighted return reporting • Customizes client portfolio reports • Creates simplified bottom-line monthly reports for clients • Delivers automatic quarterly updates • Shows all client holdings across accounts

Investment Advisor's Helper

$1,595 single user, plus $300/year (optional)

Provides client and managerial reporting, and advanced internal portfolio management functionality • Makes block trades across groups of accounts with single command • Assesses ongoing assets under management • Tracks performance by asset class or security as well as composite performance

Browser-Based Programs

$895 to $1,795, plus optional annual support fee; leases available

Broker's Helper.com, Broker's Helper Advanced.com and Investment Adviser's Helper.com available in browser-based, Internet-enabled format, with more real-time capabilities and billing features

Performance Technologies

800/528-9595
www.centerpiece.com

Centerpiece

$3,495 single user, plus $750/year; $995 each additional user, plus $450/year

Interfaces with brokerage firms, mutual fund companies and data providers • Includes more than 70 report formats • Updates client portfolios with latest trades, income, cash flows, composite returns, performance versus indexes and prices • Generates realized and unrealized gain/loss reports • Offers AIMR-compliant materials

PowerAssist Technologies

905/690-3769, 877/769-3769
www.power-assist.com

Accessor Portfolio Manager

$6,495, plus $500/year, or $249/month lease (all figures are Canadian dollars)

Automates portfolio management • Compiles total book reports • Reports client asset holdings on a plan-by-plan or consolidated basis • Identifies percentage and types of funds held and analyzes individual client portfolios relative to Bell Charts portfolios • Provides integrated back-office data • Offers training to users

RAM Technologies

416/442-2552
www.ramsoft.com

Portfolio Tracker 2.2

$599, plus $199/year

Tracks investment portfolios via a Windows-based program • Produces portfolio performance reports • Tracks life insurance policies, renewal dates, premiums, face values • Reconciles commissions paid • Downloads security prices • Produces asset allocation graphs • Calculates ROI

Techfi

720/891-2000
www.techfi.com

Portfolio 2001

$3,000 single user, plus $750/year

Enables users to see asset, account, allocation and performance data for any time period on screen • Includes Morningstar interface • Automatically prints client performance reports, statements and invoices • Eliminates “roll-up” or precalculating data before running reports • Compatible with Windows and AIMR-compliant

AdvisorMart.com

$50/year per account

Provides online accounting and reporting tools via Web-based service bureau • Provides real-time news and pricing on stocks and funds • Allows for e-mail and other contact management functions • Reconciles account information and updates client portfolios immediately

This reference guide is based on information supplied by the publishers and distributors of the programs. A listing does not constitute a recommendation by the magazine. The features described are only a partial list of the programs' capabilities. Check with the company for more information.

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