Selection process

We support our clients in the selection of managers and managed products (UCITS and FIA) as well as management mandates. Since 2001 we have been using a proprietary web-based database for this activity, to which over 400 counterparties contribute free of charge. 

 

Proprietary database

Each asset management company must provide and update information about the following variables

  • offer 
  • company
  • assets under management
  • clients
  • SRI

In order to constantly monitor the updates proposed by the industry, the database is also continuously updated through periodic meetings organised with the management companies. On average, about one hundred per year.

 

Selection process

The selection process is divided into two phases. The quantitative phase consists of the application of a proprietary algorithm, developed and verified continuously also with reference to the most updated financial research. The algorithm is made up of different measures divided into six thematic families. This phase is preparatory to the qualitative analysis to which each strategy and company are subject in the selection phase, and which involves direct contacts with the management houses. The qualitative analysis also contains an algorithm that allows comparative assessments related to SRI issues. 

 

Transition management

In order to implement the decisions taken in the selection of mandates, we provide support for the portfolio transition (Transition Management), which is structured as follows:

  • Project Management: we plan and oversee all the project phases and manage the relationship with all those counterparties involved (e.g. managers, custodian bank).
  • Pre-trade analysis and estimation of transaction volumes: we propose the  analyse of the current and "target" portfolio with respect to the current one and the analysis of the in order to find the best "matching" of for financial instruments.
 
  1. Performance & Risk Analysis
  2. Strategic Asset Allocation
  3. Tactical asset allocation
  4. ALM
  5. Selection Process
  6. Risk Management
  7. Investment Process Engineering
  8. Order routing