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    Guardian Software
    A unique asset management solution for investments funds and private clients.

    Automatic connections with custodian banks
    Through automatic connections with custodian banks, you will receive every day on your Guardian Server the position of all the portfolios (NAV for funds) and transactions recorded by the Bank in T-1.More Info
    Portfolio management functions
    Advanced functions and processes to support the managers’ analyses and management activities, with an intuitive, high-performance interface, and with depth of information and analysis.More Info
    Order routing module
    Electronic submission of orders directly to brokers via FIX or other protocol for maximum security and speed of execution.

     

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    Risk management
    Real-time checks on all regulatory and discretionary limits for your portfolios, with advanced pre- and post-compliance testing reports and risk analysis.More Info

    Report generator
    Wide range of reports available to the user, with the possibility to customize them according to specific needs.More Info

    Back and middle office module
    Complete digitization of all operations to ensure the highest level of automation and efficiency.More Info

    Compliance & CRM module
    Management of all portfolio-related information and documents.More Info
    Technical specification
    Technical specification about software architecture and users access.More Info
    YOUR PORTFOLIOS ON ALL DEVICES

    You can monitor the performance of your portfolios wherever you are, and allow your clients access to view their portfolios.


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    Automatic connections with custodian banks
    Through automatic connections with custodian banks, you will receive every day on your Guardian Server the position of all the portfolios (NAV for funds) and transactions recorded by the Bank in T-1.

    More than 40 custodian banks already connected with our software

    To date, we have created interfaces with over 20 custodian banks, thanks to our expertise and flexibility in processing any type of banking data flow.

    The advantages and efficiency of a banking interface

    By interfacing with your custodian banks, you can achieve the highest levels of operating process efficiency and automation. Users will be able to check every day, at their convenience, all the trades, transactions, commissions and positions for each portfolio, as recorded by the custodian bank, and to align and verify all portfolios in a matter of minutes.

    What if your custodian banks are not in the list?

    No problem. Every year we create new interfaces at the customers’ request. One of our strengths is the ability to create a new interface via FIX, SWIFT, or other protocols in just 15 days. Of course, with Guardian you can manage and add to portfolios for which there is no interface with the custodian bank, by entering trades manually.



    Portfolio management functions
    Advanced functions and processes to support the managers’ analyses and management activities, with an intuitive, high-performance interface, and with depth of information and analysis.

    • Maximum flexibility in reclassifying the assets held in a portfolio according to different classification levels (asset class, type of security, currency, geographic area, industry sector, risk, credit rating, maturity, or according to the user’s own classifications), in order to view and print portfolio reports according to the preferred breakdown.
    • Real-time valuation of any listed instrument through a link to your financial information provider (Bloomberg, Reuters, Six financial information), to obtain a real-time assessment of total assets and performance.. Valuations can be obtained for unlisted instruments as well, through data fed from bank flows or manually.
    • Enter trades quickly and obtain the complete data of any new security (over 100 dynamic and static fields) in a few seconds: all you need is the Bloomberg Ticker or ISIN code.
    • Pre-compliance check of all trades entered and real-time verification of regulatory limits in accordance with the prospectus or the management mandate.
    • Quick search for historical trades, current account or portfolio movements at any past date.
    • Performance contribution and attribution analysis according to different levels of aggregation (asset classes, types of securities, product category, industry sector, currency etc.), down to the exact contribution of each security.
    • Rebalancing of groups of portfolios according to an ideal portfolio, with automatic creation of all adjustment trades.
    • Generation of cumulative purchase, sale, or currency exchange orders, or to rebalance the weight of a security contained in multiple portfolio, all from a simple processing window.
    • Ability to consolidate multiple portfolios into a consolidated portfolio from which it will be possible to extract all information, performance contribution analyses, reports and queries, also based on different base currencies.
    • Querying and automatic generation of trades related to securities cash flow (coupons, dividends, redemptions), corporate actions, expiry and exercise of options, futures and forwards.
    • All portfolios, processed data and reports can always be exported to Excel and PDF, also according to specific layouts (e.g.: Bloomberg Port)



    Order routing module
    Electronic submission of orders directly to brokers via FIX or other protocol for maximum security and speed of execution.

    • With Guardian FIX Blotter you can trade in equities, bonds, options, futures, CFD and Forex directly with the market, with any broker in the world.
    • Orders are sent electronically via Bloomberg platform (EMSX, TSOX), and/or through a dedicated connection with your brokers (FIX, SWIFT, XML, etc.), with all the main parameters, price and time of the order.
    • Quick entry of trades and automatic completion of transaction fees.
    • Real-time verification of all limits, blocks and restrictions set on a portfolio and/or security, to guarantee total safety in executing the order.


    Risk management
    Real-time checks on all regulatory and discretionary limits for your portfolios, with advanced pre- and post-compliance testing reports and risk analysis.

    • When a transaction is entered, the user is immediately informed whether the transaction is compliant according to all the limits and restrictions set for that portfolio.
    • Check on all regulatory, prospectus, mandate or discretionary limits set for the portfolio. Possibility for the user to set any type of limit to ensure maximum safety of all trades and to monitor in real time the exposure for each limit. A sample of the first page of the limit check report is provided below. For each limit, check section with details of all the securities included in the calculation. For each order entered, a document is created and saved in a digital database, non-editable by the user, which summarizes all the data relating to the entered trade and the outcome of the pre-compliance check.

    • The customer can define and profile each user’s permissions if the trade is found to be “not compliant”. Automatic jobs can be created so that, in case of non-compliant transaction, a notice is sent immediately to the risk manager and/or other users, who may authorize trade execution.

    • Check on all the limits set to all portfolios or groups of portfolios from a simple viewing window, in real time or at a past date.

      Specific portfolio risk analysis reports (concentration risk, liquidity risk, etc.) and stress tests.

      Calculation of VAR and key synthetic indicators (volatility, Sharpe ratio, alpha, skewness, kurtosis, etc.)


    Report generator
    Wide range of reports available to the user, with the possibility to customize them according to specific needs.

    Examples of standard reports, broken down by type, are provided below to give an idea of the graphic and processing potential of the Guardian software. All these reports are generated automatically, and as in the case of fact sheets, they can be set to be sent by email to a mailing list, in up to five different languages.


    Back office & middle office module
    Complete digitization of all operations to ensure the highest level of automation and efficiency.


     

    • Automatic receipt of banking flows for daily reconciliation of the positions of securities, current accounts, transactions, commissions and cash flow. Each Guardian will highlight the trades and portfolios that are mismatched compared to the data received from the Bank, in order to identify unjustified differences between Guardian’s and the bank’s position.
    • Automatic update of the securities database through your financial provider (Bloomberg, Reuters, Six Financial Information, other), so as to always have a securities and portfolio valuation calculated independently by Guardian for comparison against the bank’s valuation.
    • For each portfolio, automatic generation of trades relating to dividends, coupons, redemptions and corporate transactions.
    • Automatic generation of option exercises and assignments according to market specifications (cash delivery, future delivery, out/in the money).


    Compliance & CRM module
    Management of all portfolio-related information and documents.


    Technical specification
    Technical specification about software architecture and users access.

    Key characteristics
    Multi-platform, multi-language software, open to the latest technologies.

    Software architecture
    Client/Server software designed specifically for the management of individual portfolios and of funds and SICAVs, in Java language and based on SQL database. Option to add a WEB interface for front office users (private, managers, promoters, end users), in order to access the internet via an HTML interface with advanced features. This cross-platform application can be installed on Windows, Mac, or Linux systems, or on physical, virtual or hosted servers.

    Encrypted database

    The sensitive information contained in the Guardian database is encrypted for an even higher level of security.

    User interconnection

    Designed and developed to be used in a networked environment (both Intranet and Internet). Particularly suitable for installation in geographically distributed environments, to allow the different users located outside your company headquarters to be connected and operate in real-time.

    User profiling

    Possibility to determine for each user which portfolios they can view, what they can do (view only, edit some data, access certain sections, etc.), and to set up a customized menu. Possibility to determine permission levels depending on the role (manager, back office, risk advisor, end customer, other).

    Audited and certified by Ernest & Young
    The application has been audited by Ernst & Young, who verified and certified its compliance with the principles of good asset management for the purpose of obtaining the authorization required by the Swiss LiCol law (Collective Capital Investment Law) from the SFBC (Swiss Federal Banking Commission).

    Multi-language application
    Upon logging in, users are asked to select their language from a list including Italian, English, French, German and Spanish.

    Automatic update via SFTP

    Updates are released automatically under maximum security conditions, based on scheduled nightly processing on the server, which retrieves via the Internet, through SFTP protocol, the most recent version and applies the updates to the database, without the need for an operator.