Financial Software: Hosted or In-House?

We are often asked about hosted versus in-house deployment by perspective clients. At Cogency, we are proud to be platform agnostic and make an extra effort to offer a solution that works in both environments. This flexibility gives our clients the freedom to choose the best approach for their organizations.

So how do you know which approach is right for you?

Private Investment Fund Accounting, Operations and Compliance Forum 2014

JULY 28 - 29, 2014 | The Princeton Club | New York City

We are excited to be sponsoring the upcoming Private Investment Fund Accounting, Operations & Compliance Forum in New York City. This two-day conference provides tips and techniques for private equity funds, hedge funds, and fund of funds to maximize operational efficiency while minimizing overall costs.

  • Learn how to fine-tune your back and middle office culture to minimize risk and maximize productivity
  • Understand recent and upcoming developments from the SEC, FASB, the IRS and other governing bodies
  • Learn how to be ready for an SEC examination and what to expect throughout the process
  • Hear and share war stories and lessons learned from becoming FATCA compliant
  • Learn how to protect your fund by identifying and avoiding operational risk
  • Expand your network of industry peers and hear what they're doing
  • Earn up to 14 CPE credits

12 ways to Get More Value from Cogency in 2014

Now that you have converted your data, validated the accounting, and incorporated Cogency into your daily operational workflow, it may be time to revisit some of the capabilities you saw during your first product demo that you still haven’t fully brought to light. With the start of a new year, it's a great time to dive into new features and start getting more value from Cogency!

Here are twelve features we think you should explore to get more value from Cogency's vast capabilities:

Blurring the Lines Between Asset Allocators and Asset Managers

Jeffrey Axelrod2013 was a year in which the industry continued blurring the lines between hedge funds, fund of funds, wealth managers, and institutional investors. It was a year that saw fund of funds selling product to retail investors, multi-manager funds take on a fixed-income overlay, pension funds exchanging their fund of fund investments for direct positions into managers, and family offices undertaking pension-style comparison of performance to benchmarks.

Visualizing Equalization Accounting for Alternative Investment Firms

Having recently added the equalization methodology to our fund accounting and investor allocation module, I have thought a lot about the best way to explain, document and present both the concepts and the specifics of this feature.

Endowments and Pensions Diversifying into Alternatives

Everywhere you turn, you hear it… pensions and endowments are turning to Alternative Investments, be it hedge funds, private equity, real estate, timberland, or other exotic or esoteric holdings. As the equity markets remain volatile and unpredictable, with macro trends overshadowing stock picking skills, institutions seek an alternative to the current low return environment in traditional assets. It is clearly happening -- alternative are becoming more mainstream; and with this expansion, comes Risk.

A Taxonomy for Multi-Asset-Class Portfolios

In a Multi-Asset-Class portfolio, the taxonomy you use is the palate for the picture you paint for your investors and board with your performance reports. The reports showcase your work – they should provide clarity and eliminate any distractions. Your audience should be able to use them both for an overview of your success in running the portfolio and to drill down into details, extrapolating facts about your process. A first-class portfolio taxonomy will help you do all this.