There is plenty of information decrying corporate use of Excel for financial data. Even as far back as 2013 Forbes published an opinion piece with the ominous and provocative title: ‘Microsoft’s Excel Might Be the Most Dangerous Software on the Planet.’ The article pointed to perils including the errors that can occur from manual entry of data and mistaken calculations resulting from incorrect equations, which, distressingly, had cost some banks billions of dollars. For most companies, including Family Offices, however, Excel has represented one of the only available options for inputting and calculating financial information. Yet, as we move forward toward integrating that financial data, Excel’s risks and limitations appear all too frequently.
Topics: single family offices, multi-family offices, wealth advisors, Check6 Portal, Data translation, Online Wealth View, interactive wealth management tools, direct data feeds, 360-degree overview, HNWI and UHNWI, wealth reports, asset managers, financial data management, data reconciliation, consolidated reporting, Private Assets Module, PAM
Topics: data visualisation, wealth advisors, Data translation, FinTech, Next Gen Wealth, insightful financial reporting, Changing consumer expectations, data security, direct data feeds with banks, Check6, transperancy, UN Sustainable Development Goals, SRI
It’s difficult to get through the financial news these days without seeing or hearing the words Socially Responsible Investing (SRI), Impact Investing, Ethical Investing or any number of their offshoots. Whether it's wanting funds to support schools in Africa that educate girls, helping economically challenged kids afford to go to college, or making sure their money is contributing to environmental projects, it’s clear to Check6 that investors are more and more concerned not just with how much their investments are making them monetarily, but how that money is being made and how that reflects on their moral and ethical position in the world. This is being seen in the growth of such investments over the last year alone. As the most recent Global Impact Investors Network (GIIN) estimates show from its annual survey, there is now 228 billion USD in impact investing assets, which is nearly double that of last year.
Topics: Data translation, impact investing, ESG, socially responsible, environmentally friendly, Next Gen Wealth, insightful financial reporting, Changing consumer expectations, data security, direct data feeds with banks, direct data feeds, automatic data feeds, visibility, 360-degree overview, UN Sustainable Development Goals, Socially responsible investing, SRI
Topics: "wealth management", "wealth management reporting", data management, data analysis, data visualisation, Client Services, Data translation, interactive wealth management tools, insightful financial reporting
In the yearly Campden Wealth Report on Private Equity Investing and Co-Investment Activity by Family Offices, an interesting overview is given on the current allocation within family offices on direct investments and why these investments are made.
Investment reporting is often seen as a post-trade accountability tool to show performance of an investment portfolio. It’s often mixed with financial reporting, which is the administrative processing of the things happening in the portfolio over a specific period resulting in a balance sheet and P&L account.
Before we delve into this topic, for clarity, we must first define bookkeeping system and security administration as we elaborate on these terms.
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