FinLab SA Announces the Release of PackHedge™ v.4.2 and Introduces new Customization and Portfolio Simulation Capabilities for Hedge Fund Research and Portfolio Management

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FinLab SA, the sole provider of PackHedge™, is pleased to announce the release of PackHedge™ v.4.2 with new tools for customizing critical hedge fund research and portfolio management tasks. Responding to the needs of institutional investment firms to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, PackHedge™ v.4.2 introduces advanced firm-wide organizational tools and streamlined portfolio simulation capabilities.

It is a testament to the strong technology foundation of PackHedge™ that we are able to quickly respond to market demands and incorporate workflow optimizations tools that benefit clients of all sizes and structures

FinLab SA, the sole provider of PackHedge™, is pleased to announce the release of PackHedge™ v.4.2 with new tools for customizing critical hedge fund research and portfolio management tasks. Responding to the needs of institutional investment firms to maximize efficiency and effectiveness, PackHedge™ v.4.2 introduces advanced firm-wide organizational tools and streamlined portfolio simulation capabilities. PackHedge™ is the only platform offering a truly integrated software solution for investment data management, research, due diligence, analysis, asset allocation modeling, portfolio management, fund of funds shadow accounting, liquidity analysis, and custom report publishing.

A new "Object Manager" tops the list of organizational tools introduced in PackHedge™ v.4.2. In addition to the PackHedge™ customizable Tool Bar, each PackHedge™ customer now has the ability to create their own folders and sub-folders to organize and group Funds, Companies, People, Reports, Queries, Groups, Proformas and Portfolios in any fashion that is most meaningful and useful to them and/or their team. "PackHedge™ is now used by many of the largest fund of hedge funds and banks in the world. These firms often have multiple teams, across multiple offices and countries accessing PackHedge™ and the need to organize and customize PackHedge™ views and data according to varying functional roles is becoming an essential component of a proper research and analysis platform," states FinLab's CEO, Denis de Pentheny O'Kelly. Similarly, PackHedge™ now includes a "Relations" view that illustrates all of the relationships between Funds, Companies, People, Indices, Fund of Funds, Proformas and Groups. For example, this is especially useful when needing to conduct analysis on the constituents of specific hedge fund indices like the HFR Indices, or listing all proforma portfolios or funds of funds in which a fund is included, or when needing to quickly identify all funds managed by a certain firm, etc.

In keeping with PackHedge™'s unique ability to properly merge and aggregate multiple data sources, v.4.2 includes the capturing of new qualitative fields from HFR (Hedge Fund Research), HedgeFund.net and Eurekahedge. For those clients seeking an additional source of index data, PackHedge™ now offers a direct interface and import feature with Yahoo® Finance. These data sources and more can easily and conveniently be merged and aggregated into one clean, duplicate-free data set so that valuable human and technology resources can be focused on higher valued activities.

"It is a testament to the strong technology foundation of PackHedge™ that we are able to quickly respond to market demands and incorporate workflow optimizations tools that benefit clients of all sizes and structures," adds de Pentheny O'Kelly. As clients continue to use PackHedge™ to run dozens and hundreds of portfolio simulations and/or scenarios per month, they now benefit from the ability to duplicate every detail of existing proforma portfolios including, portfolio constituents, weights, cash accounts and other custom settings like the calculation frequency, i.e. Daily, Weekly or Monthly, rebalancing, currency hedging, etc. Duplicating existing proformas will save countless hours by eliminating repetitive set-up tasks and allow analysts and portfolio managers to focus on evaluating the impact of adding/deleting managers or rebalancing an existing portfolio. In addition, the ability to run portfolio simulations and calculate all statistics on daily data is a fundamental requirement to comply with the UCITS funds standards and as more and more funds and investors are adapting UCITS registration/standards, PackHedge™ is uniquely ready to satisfy their requirements.            

While PackHedge™ v.4.2 is clearly aimed at offering clients ever evolving and increasing efficiencies, it also touts a new Profit and Loss analysis with its integrated Shadow Accounting module.

About FinLab
FinLab SA is a software solutions company that develops, distributes and supports one of the world's most advanced systems for fund investment research, analysis and asset allocation for both alternative and traditional funds.

The company's product suite, PackHedge™, is a series of state of the art modular software tools that provide an unmatched multi-source, multi-currency, multi frequency qualitative and quantitative data management model. PackHedge™ includes data aggregation, extensive statistical analysis and charting, a multi-dimensional query engine, complete pro-forma portfolio simulation, comprehensive fund of funds portfolio management, liquidity ladder analysis, contribution analysis, investment exposure and customizable reporting capabilities. In addition, tools to manage time series imports and customizable due diligence questionnaires are provided to ensure full data integrity. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, with offices in the United States and Singapore.

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