AlternativeSoft hired Saqib Asem in a Sales, Marketing & Client Relations capacity and Dominique Castagna as Head of Sales. Saqib worked at Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group with emphasis on Sales and Fund Research for 2 years, and as an Analyst & VP of Sales at Directors Deals for 1 year. Dominique will use his experience in sales and management from Factset (7 years) and from Markit (1.5 years) to manage our sales team of 5 and to increase our sales. 2017 illustrated that 49% of Sales were conducted in the US.
We have been developing a web robot advisor, version 2.0 where funds are not selected by the user or AlternativeSoft, but by utilising Artificial Intelligence. The Fund universe contains over 17,000 Hedge Funds and over 250,000 Long-only Equity and Fixed Income Funds. Only the top funds will be displayed.
Recent developments for our clients investing in funds:
Access to the entire dataset available through AlternativeSoft, mapped and cleaned in order to work as one unified universe:
As AlternativeSoft wraps up a fantastic 2016 with a YTD year on year sales increase of 30% and expansion of our Sales, Support and Quantitative Teams which now takes our total head count to 35 as well as a new office, we embarked on a team bonding trip to Spain to climb the 3,478 meters high Mulhacen mountain (as well as indulge in some relaxation and paella).
AlternativeSoft sponsored the London Battle of the Quants conference at the ROYAL AUTOMOBILE CLUB, November 16th, 9am. The event provided directly access to those at the spearhead of the ever growing Quantitiative and Systematic Hedge Fund universe including direct access to five industry leading quantitative hedge funds.
AlternativeSoft hired and continues the expansion of its London office by boosting our existing Client Services team with 3 new faces! We extend a warm welcome to Christos, Feliks and Dipesh who are keen to continue the high standard of support AlternativeSoft clients have come to expect and increase engagement and dialgoue with our clients to continue educating them about AlternativeSoft’s ever expanding capabilities.
ALTERNATIVESOFT UNVEILS THE LATEST VERSION OF IT’S ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENT SOFTWARE. AlternativeSoft is delighted to announce the release of the latest version of our flagship offering AlternativeSoft v3.6. With a reputation for consistently providing the latest academically proven quantitative models for fund analysis and portfolio construction, AlternativeSoft has once again positioned itself at the forefront of providing state-of-the-art software. The platform provides users with quantitative analytics, CRM functionality, and bespoke reporting support. We have added a suite of private equity fund analysis tools to the asset selection and portfolio construction modules, which currently covers hedge funds, long-only funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The latest customer enhancements in this major release include an enhanced Excel API functionality, which has been developed for private equity, peer group, exposure analysis, and portfolio management reporting. There are also a number of default templates provided to deliver an enhanced user experience. An update now allows exposure analysis for funds including outperformance decomposition, open protocol mapping, visualise if the returns are coming from long or short positions, apply weights constraints and explore alpha beta long/short enhancements. To assist with portfolio management, users will now have the ability to roll up to any series, access new rebalancing techniques, use FX futures to hedge a foreign hedge fund currency and import Google Holiday calendars which will be used in liquidity calculations. Within private equity we have developed an automated Excel API report, PE fund accounting and analysis. In addition, other enhancements now allow the software to be available anywhere there is internet access using Amazon WorkSpaces. Clients also have the ability to compare funds versus HFRI index constituents and Morningstar Peer Groups. There is a Tablet Mode for cloud users wanting AlternativeSoft on iPad. Automated and customised Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations for funds (or any other type of report that clients need). AlternativeSoft is based in the UK and Switzerland. We work with some of the largest fund allocators in the world. Our clients include the largest banks, small or large hedge funds, large fund advisory companies and the world’s biggest pension funds.
AlternativeSoft is once again ranked number 1 in the ‘Technology provider for Risk Management’ category of the ‘Hedge Funds Review Service Provider Rankings’ for 2015 & number 1 in the ‘Overall Technology Provider’ category too! Eligible to vote were individuals from single manager hedge fund or fund of hedge funds (FoHF) organisations and investors (for example, family offices, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies, asset allocators) who invest into hedge funds or FoHFs.
Opalesque, an online hedge fund media publication, cites AlternativeSoft’s SEC Filings Q2 2015 report in it’s reporting of Pension Funds supporting the merger between Pfizer and Allergan (a $112.5 billion market cap company).
AlternativeSoft is happy to announce that it is partnering with ‘Battle of the Quants’ in London on Tuesday 27th and Wednesday 28th October 2015. The conference is focussed on the growing systematic hedge fund movement and better informing investors who are considering making an allocation to quantitative focused strategies. The schedule comprises of a diverse range panels, interviews and presentations covering a range of topics from systematic CTAs through to the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Opalesque, an online hedge fund media publication, reports on AlternativeSoft’s new release, Version 3.5, which includes Private Equity functionality. Read the article here. Waters Technology, an online media publication owned by Incisive Media, reports on AlternativeSoft’s new release, Version 3.5, which includes Private Equity functionality.
AlternativeSoft version 3.5 is released. AlternativeSoft has positioned itself at the forefront of fund analysis. The expansive platform provides users with comprehensive quantitative analytics, CRM functionality, bespoke reporting and fast user experience. Read the full press release here.
AlternativeSoft’s CEO Laurent Favre is interviewed by HedgeThink, digital meeting place for fund managers and investors all over the world.
We are happy to announce that AlternativeSoft has released its hugely anticipated 2015 software release, AlternativeSoft v3.4. Our software platform is now better than ever, giving you more control in managing your funds and portfolios with hedge funds, long only funds or ETFs.