eFront Solutions for Pension Funds
In the pursuit of greater returns, pension funds are allocating an increasing amount of their portfolios to alternative investments, such as private equity, real estate, infrastructure and hedge funds.
With this increase in allocation comes the need for greater analysis of performance and due diligence in selecting investments. Pension funds investing in alternatives need a pension fund software solution to generate this analysis while providing insight into future cash flow needs.
eFront pension fund software offers a flexible and integrated approach for managing all aspects of an alternative investment portfolio across multiple asset types including private equity, real estate, fund of funds, fund of hedge funds, infrastructure and loans/mezzanine.
Eliminate the substantial work of collecting quarterly reports from multiple GPs and then transforming and organizing the data into a format that works for you. Use eFront to do all of that busy work, enabling you to focus on portfolio and investment analysis.
Pension funds can closely manage fund commitments, cash-flows, underlying portfolio company data, liquidity and the due diligence process for evaluating future investment opportunities and new managers. Pension funds can use eFront to create or upload transactional data and valuations from fund managers and portfolio companies, perform waterfall and cash-flow analysis, monitor risk and exposure and integrate with third party data providers to obtain market and benchmark data as well as information from a custodian or other provider. Because this rich set of data can be assessed across funds and at the portfolio company level, the pension fund has the visibility to improve risk control and performance measurement across assets.
For advanced analysis and reporting, a pension fund can use a wide range of dynamic dashboards to analyze asset, fund and portfolio level data with real time slice-and-dice capabilities and easily create presentation quality reports
Organizations using eFront pension fund software solutions will realize the following benefits:
- Make better investment decisions more quickly
- Save time and effort by outsourcing the collection, validation and transformation of quarterly investment data
- Quickly provide reports to management, the board and other relevant parties
- Optimize cash flow with powerful cash-flow forecasting and liquidity analysis tools
- Ensure adherence to investment exposure mandates
- Better assess performance with tailored private equity benchmarks
Whether managing a small or a very large number of partnerships, pension funds can use eFront solutions to aggregate performance data to perform advanced analyses at the portfolio level – by asset class or across asset classes. With dynamic dashboards, users can analyze performance across a multitude of dimensions including manager, industry, currency, geography, strategy, vintage and more.
Pension fund personnel can also access eFront data directly from within familiar applications such as Microsoft Excel in order to easily format data for additional analysis.
eFront pension fund software solutions are appropriate for all types of pensions funds, from the largest most sophisticated fund investing across multiple alternative asset classes, to a small local fund with just a few private equity partnerships.