Accurate portfolio and risk management, and investor reporting are the backbone of everything you do to demonstrate credibility. The people, processes and data driving the analysis need to be great. With Liquid powering your middle-office, it is. Rather than using traditional in-house methods to prepare the front-office for investing, Liquid provides the people, processes and technology you need to stay up, running and in control of your investments so you can concentrate on generating alpha. Our approach includes:
accessible through the web and optimized for mobile devices
data repository; corporate actions; reconciliation services
low latency connectivity to trading venues and counterparties
business continuity, disaster recovery, enhancements without client disruption
The Liquid platform is real-time and broker-neutral. It provides unified workflows and capabilities across order, execution and risk management as well as investor reporting and shadow NAV. Liquid allows our clients to invest in and track multiple strategies and multiple portfolios through custom interfaces built for traders, portfolio managers, heads of risk, CIO's and investor reporting teams. While most of our clients leverage the entire platform from a desktop or mobile device, some clients leverage specific workflows in the platform to solve targeted requirements, such as a Real-Time Portfolio & Risk Analysis solution.
We augment Liquid with a complete range of outsourced services that enable our clients to scale their business (launch new products, users, portfolios) without having to invest in new systems, resources or processes. Our services include end-of-day reporting, consuming data from counterparties and market-data providers, reconciling trades and positions daily, and deriving a growing number of end-of-day stats such as commission allocations for our clients. The resulting data is housed in a secure repository, and cleansed and updated daily to ensure data quality, data integrity, and a single source of the truth. Our clients access their data through our mobile-optimized front-end as well as reports to run historical, real-time and forward-looking analyses that inform investment decisions.
We maintain connectivity to a growing number of counterparties, trading venues and market data feeds. Equinix houses our solutions in data centers throughout the U.S. This provides direct connections to executing brokers, clearing brokers and exchanges, as well as to leading market data providers such as Activ and Thomson Reuters. This direct connectivity eliminates multiple points of failure and milliseconds of latency that can at times erode P&L, and allows our clients to execute and clear trades with the custodian of their choice, and update their custodian-relationship without sacrificing any parts of their infrastructure or data.
Our architecture standardizes how we segment, update and make changes to the Liquid platform. Multi-tenancy ensures clients have access to the latest innovations without any disruption to their day-to-day business—we eliminate their need to allocate time, money and resources to rip-and-replace hardware or software. This allows our clients to get access to our latest technology everywhere, on any device, and with secure access to their data. It also allows our clients to scale their business with new accounts, portfolios, Separately Managed Accounts (SMA), and users with zero impact to business continuity. Our capabilities and workflows sit on a unified database architecture that allows our clients to rely on a single book of record for performance, P&L, and market and liquidity risk statistics.
Through Equinix, our hardware, software and data are continuously maintained and available through highly secure data centers that offer full business continuity and disaster recovery planning for our clients.