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NEW on YCharts: Portfolio Types & Advanced Features

YCharts’ ever-popular Model Portfolios just got even better with the addition of two portfolio types:

1. Benchmark Portfolios: Create custom blended benchmarks to compare other portfolios or investments against. User-defined inputs simplify the benchmarking process, focusing on relevant data for effective comparisons.

2. Client Portfolios: Offer personalized financial insights based on your clients’ holdings and investments. Client Portfolios provide a client-centric perspective to focus on actual holdings and drive more detailed insights into client-specific accounts.

Designed to streamline your benchmarking process and offer better client-centric financial insights, these new features will help you elevate your wealth management strategies and make more informed investment decisions for better client results. 

We’ve also added advanced functionality to further build out your portfolio construction and analysis.  Elevate your allocation precision with Exposure Proxy, address historical gaps using Performance Proxy, seamlessly incorporate returns data with Portfolio Performance Backfill, and gain granular client insights with Cost Basis inputs.

Improve Allocation & Exposure Calculations

Leverage YCharts’ Exposure Proxy capabilities to more accurately calculate a model portfolio or benchmark’s asset allocation and exposure to different categories. You can now assign a chosen security as a proxy for each holding. Whether you’ve just created a benchmark made up of various indices or want to update how your holdings’ exposure is calculated, this advanced portfolio functionality will ensure it is representative of your assets and aligned with your investment strategy. 

Bridge Historical Data Gaps

The value of the advanced Performance Proxy feature lies in its capacity to address historical data gaps by allowing users to assign a security proxy to holdings during periods with limited or nonexistent performance data. For example, suppose a client holds an ETF that was converted from a mutual fund. In that case, Performance Proxy can provide a more complete picture of a particular strategy’s performance over a longer period of time. This enables more precise calculations for a more comprehensive understanding of a portfolio or benchmark’s performance. 

Depending on the situation, one could use the Performance Proxy when adding new holdings to an existing model portfolio or for assets of interest with incomplete historical data. This ensures a more robust and strategy-aligned analysis across all of YCharts’ portfolio types.

Incorporate Historical Returns Data Seamlessly

YCharts’ Portfolio Performance Backfill is a crucial tool for wealth management professionals to help them establish a reliable representation of historical performance by directly uploading portfolio return data. This functionality enhances the precision of one’s portfolio analyses, ensuring that they’re built on a solid foundation. It is particularly valuable when aiming to backfill portfolios with accurate data, especially for funds or securities with incomplete or unavailable data. Available for all of YCharts’ portfolio types, it enables more informed investment decisions for better results for your clients.

Gain Insights at a Granular Level

The Cost Basis feature, available for YCharts’ Client Portfolios, allows for a precise dollar-centric view of client portfolios by entering Average Cost Basis values for each holding. This provides insights into the actual cost of assets, the implications of selling, and offers comprehensive position insights, which include Total Gain/Loss for each individual holding, enabling a more nuanced and granular analysis of individual asset performance within your clients’ portfolios.

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