Manage, edit and analyse the assets in your softwares' database. Generate customized reports with our easy to use Excel API. Write your conclusions in Microsoft Word, import them into the software, the software creates a rating for each of your funds. Visualise historical exposures of your hedge funds by countries, strategies, sectors and market caps. Determine the best managers satisfying specific defined quantative and qualitative criteria. Fast and intuitive comparison of assets against your customized peer groups. Determine style exposure and sensitivity to market and economic factors. Evaluate an assets' alpha and alternative betas. Measure the outperformance for your long only funds during certain market conditions. Select the assets, leverage and currency for your portfolio. Define portfolio particulars. Define your constraints. Perform portfolio optimizations using MVaR, CVaR, Mean Variance, Correlation, Omega, or Max Drawdown. Display portfolio optimization statistics. Analyse the impact on the portfolio for changes in asset allocations. Simple & powerful - easy to use. Perform buy and sell trades for your hedge funds using share classes, series, equalization, inter-portfolio trades, gates, holdbacks, soft lockups, cash flow forecasting, encumbered cash. Stress test your asset or portfolio under extreme market conditions and your 'What-if' scenarios. Analyze private equity funds using cash flows, IRR, TWRR, J-curve.
Here at AlternativeSoft, we pride ourselves on being different from our competitors and focus our efforts on where we have expertise. We believe that our core differentiating factors are:
Differentiations

Easy to use

Our software is divided into 2 main modules (‘Asset Selection’ and ‘Portfolio Construction’). Each module is divided up into different buttons which solve various needs our users have to fulfill their daily analysis tasks. Buttons are easy to navigate, full of functionality and intuitive to be able to draw quick conclusions from.

Fast to install, use and improve

We pride ourselves on being fast in several aspects – our clients find our software easy to install and maintain as well as scalable in an enterprise environment. Browsing within the software is fast and users save time with clever shortcuts, fast calculations of large arrays of data and advanced optimization engines for portfolios with long track records and a large number of assets. We are also very responsive to user feedback and often fixes or enhancements are delivered within a few days or weeks.

No black boxes

Our software is transparent and calculations are well illustrated within our HTML Help file and within additional PDF literature. We also strive to conduct physical and/or webmeeting training sessions with our clients on a regular basis to provide extra insights on new or existing features and answer any questions they may have. We are also clear in when we realistically expect new features to be available in our software and always attempt to provide accurate timelines to clients.

High quality quantitative support service

From MSc to MBA – you name it and you’ll find it within our team of analysts operating in London. Our team will answer any quantitative or technical questions you may have. In addition to this, we have specialised colleagues who master the areas of Portfolio Management, database mapping and reporting. Our in-house reporting template Gurus (Akshay Lad and Mateja Spat) will also assist clients in customizing any templates which they use for reporting of portfolios or assets.

Easily integrated

We expect that our clients have both in house and third party tools and databases. That’s why we have ensured that our software can easily be integrated to work with these too. To complement this, we have created the AS Integrator – an XML based tool designed for integration. This allows full import/export of data to our software’s MS SQL database. We also support data migration via Excel. For clients needing assistance with this, AlternativeSoft is able to help you at no extra charge

Frequently Asked Questions
Buying and maintaining software can be a daunting process for an Investment professional regardless of their level of technical expertise. Fear not, we are experts and we will help you every step of the way. From installation, database maintenance and data migration. Your experience will be memorable and successful.
  • What operating systems are supported?

The majority of our clients install our software on Windows, however some clients do also install on Mac under virtualisation or by booting into Windows at startup.

  • For reporting, what version of Microsoft Office do we require?

We support MS Excel 2003, 2007 and 2010.

  • Do you support licensing for usage over Citrix?

Yes, absolutely. Please select the Concurrent License if you are deploying over Citrix.

  • How much does support cost?

All support is free and inclusive in your license subscription. This excludes any additional consulting you may wish to purchase. Contact Us for more information.

  • Can we install AlternativeSoft in the cloud?

Yes. This will allow you to use AlternativeSoft from anywhere. You will need a ‘Concurrent’ license and an internal or external application hosting provider. This means that you would need a reliable internet connection to use AlternativeSoft. Let us recommend a cloud partner for you today.

  • What currency is the software priced in?
Prices are disclosed in USD, are subject to change without notice, and are quoted excluding VAT. Contact AlternativeSoft for more information.
  • What data is included with the license subscription for AlternativeSoft’s software platform?

Our software comes with a free trial of the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Database. Should you wish to trial another compatible database provider then that is also possible due to our existing relationships with all of the main database vendors. We also provide 450 free indices which are updated on a monthly basis.

Pricing
Professional and qualified investors can try a fully functional version of AlternativeSoft for FREE for 15 days by contacting us here today. The trial is an excellent opportunity to test the software hands on. Use the Eurekahedge Trial Hedge Fund database and/or import your own asset data and portfolios or create your own Watchlists and Peer Groups. AlternativeSoft will help you every step of the way – be it quantitative or technical.

Following your trial, you can purchase either a 1 year or 2 year license for AlternativeSoft.

There are two license types available:

1. ‘Static’ – This license allows the software to be installed on a single computer to be used by one user at a time. This is excellent value for firms with a small number of dedicated and intensive users.

2. ‘Concurrent’ – This license allows the software to be installed on an unlimited number of computers with the number of users ‘concurrently’ using the software being equal to the number of ‘Concurrent’ licenses purchased. This is ideally suited to enterprise users. Select this option if you wish to deploy the software via Citrix too. This license type is excellent for firms with a large number of users who need access at various points in the day.

To purchase the AlternativeSoft software platform, please contact an AlternativeSoft employee. This can be either by email or by phone. We will then help you to install the software which takes between 5 and 10 minutes to complete. When you have the software up and running, we will train you on how to best use the software to meet your needs. We are also happy to answer any questions you may have – either by phone or by email.

From time to time we also hold web meetings with clients in order to have a more interactive discussion. Our clients feel this to be of high value to them. Support is fully inclusive in the user’s AlternativeSoft subscription. We are also more than happy to advise you on which database (s) are popular amongst our clients, as well as assist you in creating bespoke fact sheets in a fully automated process using AlternativeSoft.

We endeavour to answer your call as soon as possible and reply to any emails within a maximum of 24 hours.

Note, if you are a Citrix user or wish to setup AlternativeSoft in multiple locations, we will assist you in installing a free centralized database (MicroSoft SQL).

You will not forget your AlternativeSoft experience.

Our software comes with a free trial of the Eurekahedge Hedge Fund Database. Should you wish to trial another compatible database provider then that is also possible due to our existing relationships with all of the main database vendors. We also provide 450 free indices which are updated on a monthly basis.