Bloomberg for Alternatives

State-of-the-art data management for hedge fund investors

Fundbase actively collects all relevant fund and manager documents as well as high-quality investment pricing data on classes/series level for authorized current or potential investors to monitor a portfolio and do effective risk management. The data is structured and stored in a beautiful tool with seamless analytical tools ready to put the data into perspective. Real-time notifications make sure you don’t miss anything. For premium clients Fundbase offers automated data feeds into leading portfolio accounting systems. Fundbase can be seen as the Bloomberg for Alternatives giving Investors unprecedented transparency and access to alternatives in the most user friendly way in the industry.

Fundbase is actively collecting and pre-processing hedge fund data directly from fund managers and administrators based on the investor’s required share classes and series. We actively collect further data points like exposure, often also based on investor requests. Accurate data can be feed to client systems for further aggregation and internal use using existing and/or standardized interfaces where possible. Finally, data can be made available to client’s employees on proprietary channels like an intranet and through the Fundbase tool. To guarantee superior data quality we have established a mix of six technically enforced and human quality and verification gates. Any change during setup, maintenance, and tracking of funds has a technical enforcement and is based on a 4-eye principle.

Ashampoo_Snap_2014.10.06_15h49m17s_005_Our premium clients value us for key benefits such as:

  • Risk Reduction
    • Accurate 360° fund and manager data delivered from one source using secure data feeds
    • Comprehensive and transparent tracking process for timeliness and accuracy of data delivery by managers
  • Cost Efficiencies
    • Significantly lower costs compared to in-house data management capacities
    • Flexible pricing to scale with client need
  • Unique Toolbox
    • State-of-the-art platform offering a wide spectrum of collaboration features
    • Built on highest security standards while supporting mobile accessibility
  • Smart Fund Discovery
    • Smart and social tools for fund discovery and secure peer exchange
    • Simple analytics with existing portfolio

The Result: More Value at Lower Costs!

We are more than happy to prove our capabilities with a pilot setup covering first portfolio positions for FREE. Get in touch with us and let us know how we can help you – It’s time to Go Fundbase!

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MAKING ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS MORE TRANSPARENT

Media release (EN1), Pfaeffikon SZ (Switzerland), 15 September 2014

FUNDBASE: MAKING ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS MORE TRANSPARENT

~ Now Available to all Qualified Investors ~

Complex structures and processes, along with limited access to basic information, have traditionally made it difficult for many institutional investors to effectively benefit from the opportunities provided by alternative investments. This has been a major stumbling block for institutions such as pension funds, family offices and other qualified investors. A solution to this problem is now available, in the form of a new information platform launched today by a start-up company which is free for interested investors to use in its basic version. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies, Fundbase offers qualified investors a fully integrated web-based platform as a single source of information on alternative investments such as hedge funds and private equity investments, as well as a tool for executing and monitoring investments. This platform is designed to cater for the needs of a global user base: qualified investors in Switzerland, the EU and the USA can all benefit from using Fundbase.

Alternative investments are the asset class of the next decade. Unfortunately they remain substantially inefficient and difficult to access:

  • No consolidated database for investment and price data exists for alternative investment products. Interested investors are forced to collect, integrate, continuously update and analyze the relevant data from unconnected sources. This ties up significant financial and human resources.
  • Banks, fund administrators and brokers often provide inaccurate data, misaligned valuations and delayed information. These service providers face the same challenges. This makes it more difficult for clients to collect data and causes unnecessary delays in investment decisions.
  • High marketing costs and complex regulatory requirements inhibit smaller providers. These obstacles make it particularly hard for smaller providers of alternative investments to find their audience, and vice versa.

Hundreds of alternative investments on one platform…10 new funds added every day…

Fundbase has already attracted numerous prominent clients, including some top family offices, fund of funds, and other leading investors. It gives these investors free access to reference data on several hundred alternative investment products. It also allows alternative products to be directly compared with conventional investments such as equities or bonds. Platform users have a vast range of functions at their disposal, the following provided free of charge: simple filtering functions for the different product classes, customized watchlists, fund-level analytics and an automated modular factsheet generator. Users can connect to fund providers directly and get access to reference data, final prices and various documents for each investment product. Enhanced functionality and individual investment data on the classes and series level are available to existing hedge fund investors on a paying basis. Going forward, investors on Fundbase can interact with each other, with anonymity guaranteed, and share information such as the results of their due diligence processes.

Unique: Open to qualified investors from Switzerland, the EU and the USA

As the first and only information platform for alternative investments, Fundbase meets all regulatory requirements in order to serve as an information platform for qualified investors from Switzerland, the European Union and the United States of America. Fundbase has an innovative ‘legal grid’ that sets controls on which investments qualified investors in the different countries are allowed to access. In the USA, for example, access is only granted to entities with qualified investor status in accordance with Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. In other cases, Fundbase incorporates a reverse solicitation mechanism whereby, in order to gain access, investors have to raise an explicit connection request to receive fund information which is also in accordance with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

About Fundbase

The platform is operated by Fundbase Holding AG, a start-up company founded by a group of alternative industry and technology entrepreneurs in 2013. It currently employs 17 people at its head office in Pfaeffikon (Switzerland) and at its branches in New York and Bratislava. Fundbase has an Advisory Board overseeing the development of the business: Zak Mandhro, Senior Partner Technology Manager at Google San Francisco, Prof. Dr. Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich, Dr. Marcel van Lohuizen, Tech Lead Manager at Google Switzerland GmbH, Daniel Sauer, Head of Operation, Risk & Systems at a Swiss based Single Family Office and Heiner Schellenberg, member of the board of directors of Proseba (Schweiz) AG.

PDF: Fundbase-PublicBeta-MediaRelease_EN1

Visit us at fundbase.com

FUNDBASE SCHAFFT MEHR TRANSPARENZ BEI ALTERNATIVEN ANLAGEN

Medienmitteilung, Pfaeffikon SZ, 15. September 2014

Fundbase schafft mehr Transparenz bei Alternativen Anlagen

~ Erfolgreiche Lancierung für Qualifizierte Anleger ~

Komplexe Strukturen und Prozesse sowie schwierig erhältliche Basisinformationen führen dazu, dass viele institutionelle Anleger die Chancen von Alternativen Anlagen bisher nicht effizient nutzen konnten. Betroffen sind zum Beispiel Schweizer Pensionskassen, Family Offices oder andere sogenannte Qualifizierte Anleger. Mit der kostenlosen Informationsplattform, die heute für interessierte Anleger ihre Tore geöffnet hat, schafft ein Start-Up Unternehmen hier Abhilfe: Fundbase nutzt modernste Technologien und bietet Qualifizierten Anlegern eine Web-basierte und vollständig integrierte Plattform, um sich aus einer Hand über Alternative Anlagen wie Hedge-Fonds oder Private-Equity-Anlagen zu informieren, Anlagen zu tätigen und diese zu überwachen. Die Plattform wendet sich an einen globalen Nutzerkreis. Nebst Qualifizierten Anlegern aus der Schweiz können auch Investoren aus der EU und den USA von Fundbase profitieren. Alternative Anlagen gelten als Anlageklasse des kommenden Jahrzehnts. Und doch ist der Zugang für interessierte Investoren enorm ineffizient und schwierig:

  • Es gibt bis anhin keine konsolidierte Stamm- und Preisdatenbasis zu Alternativen Anlageprodukten. Interessierte Anleger sind gezwungen, sich die relevanten Daten aus verschiedenen Quellen zusammenzusuchen, die Daten zu integrieren und laufend selbst zu pflegen und zu analysieren. Das ist mit erheblichem finanziellem und personellem Mehraufwand verbunden.
  • Die üblichen Dienstleister Qualifizierter Anleger wie Banken, Fondsadministratoren oder Broker stehen selbst vor der gleichen Herausforderung. Oftmals tragen sie selbst zur Ineffizienz bei, indem sie ihren Kunden falsche Daten, falsch berechnete Bewertungen oder zeitlich verzögerte Informationen zur Verfügung stellen. Damit erschweren sie die Datenerhebung ihrer Kunden und verzögern Anlageentscheidungen unnötig.
  • Hohe Vertriebskosten sowie die unterschiedlichen regulatorischen Anforderungen in verschiedenen Ländermärkten erschweren vor allem kleineren Anbietern von alternativen Anlagen den Zugang zu interessierten Investoren und umgekehrt.

Hunderte Alternative Anlageprodukte auf einen Blick…und jeden Tag kommen 10 Funds dazu…

Die Plattform Fundbase hat bereits heute zahlreiche namhafte Family Offices und weitere Qualifizierte Investoren als Kunden. Sie bietet interessierten Qualifizierten Anlegern kostenlos vergleichbare Angaben zu mehreren hundert verschiedenen Alternativen Anlageprodukten. Ebenfalls ermöglicht sie den direkten Vergleich mit konventionellen Anlagen wie Aktien oder Obligationen. Verschiedenste Funktionalitäten stehen den Nutzern der Plattform kostenlos zur Verfügung: einfache Filterfunktionen der verschiedenen Produktklassen, Erstellen von personalisierten Überwachungslisten, Analysetools auf Fondsebene wie auch ein modularer, automatischer Factsheet-Generator. Benutzer können mit den Fondsanbietern in Kontakt treten, Zugriff auf Referenzdaten erhalten, Endpreise wie auch verschiedene Dokumente pro Anlageprodukt einsehen. Zusätzliche Funktionalitäten und individuelle Daten auf Anteilklassen und Serienebene stehen bestehenden Investoren in Hedge Funds gegen Bezahlung zur Verfügung. Anleger werden auf Fundbase, unter Wahrung der Anonymität, auch untereinander in Kontakt treten und beispielsweise ihre jeweiligen Erkenntnisse aus Due Diligence Prozessen austauschen können.

Einzigartig: Offen für Qualifizierte Anleger aus der Schweiz, der EU und den USA

Als erste und einzige Informationsplattform im Bereich der Alternativen Anlagen erfüllt Fundbase alle regulatorischen Voraussetzungen, um interessierten Qualifizierten Anlegern aus der Schweiz, der Europäischen Union und den Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika als Informationsplattform zu dienen. Hinter Fundbase steckt ein innovatives „Legal Grid“, in dem erfasst wird auf welche Anlagen Qualifizierte Investoren aus den jeweiligen Ländern Zugriff erhalten. Interessierte Anleger aus den USA müssen zum Beispiel den Status gemäss Rule 501(a) der Regulierung D des U.S. Securities Act von 1933 erfüllen, um Zugriff auf die Informationsplattform zu erhalten. In anderen Fällen berücksichtigt Fundbase die Voraussetzung, dass die sogenannte Eigeninitiative des Anlegers (reverse solicitation) gemäss der AIFMD (Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive) gegeben ist.

Über Fundbase

Die Plattform wird von dem 2013 von Industrie und Technology Unternehmer gegründeten Start-Up Fundbase Holding AG mit Hauptsitz in Pfaeffikon SZ und Büros in New York und Bratislava betrieben und beschäftigt 17 Mitarbeitende. Die Entwicklung von Fundbase unterstützen als Beirat: Zak Mandhro, Senior Partner Technology Manager bei Google San Francisco, Prof. Dr. Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zürich, Dr. Marcel van Lohuizen, Tech Lead Manager bei der Google Switzerland GmbH, Daniel Sauer, Head of Operation, Risk & Systems bei einem Schweizer Single Family Office und Heiner Schellenberg, Verwaltungsratsmitglied der Proseba (Schweiz) AG.

PDF: Fundbase-PublicBeta-MediaRelease_DE

Visit us at fundbase.com

DISCOVER, EXECUTE AND MONITOR HIGH-CONVICTION ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

Media release (EN2), Pfaeffikon SZ (Switzerland), 15 September 2014

FUNDBASE:
DISCOVER, EXECUTE AND MONITOR HIGH-CONVICTION ALTERNATIVE INVESTMENTS

~ Now Available to all Qualified Investors ~

Fundbase.com is a fully integrated, cloud-based platform that facilitates the complete investment process for high-conviction alternative investments. It allows the global alternative investor community to improve their efficiency, security and investment performance. Utilizing cutting-edge technologies, Fundbase will act as a blueprint for the future of finance. The platform has opened its gates today to qualified investors and is free for interested investors to use in its basic version. The platform is designed to cater for the needs of a global user base: qualified investors in Switzerland, the EU and the USA can start using Fundbase today.

Alternative investments are the asset class of the next decade. Unfortunately they remain substantially inefficient and difficult to access:

  • No consolidated database for investment and price data exists for alternative investment products. Interested investors are forced to collect, integrate, continuously update and analyze the relevant data from unconnected sources. This ties up significant financial and human resources.
  • Banks, fund administrators and brokers often provide inaccurate data, misaligned valuations and delayed information. These service providers face the same challenges. This makes it more difficult for clients to collect data and causes unnecessary delays in investment decisions.
  • High marketing costs and complex regulatory requirements inhibit smaller providers. These obstacles make it particularly hard for smaller providers of alternative investments to find their audience, and vice versa.

Hundreds of alternative investments on one platform…10 new funds added every day…

Fundbase has already attracted numerous prominent clients, including some top family offices, fund of funds, and other leading investors. It gives these investors free access to reference data on several hundred alternative investment products. It also allows alternative products to be directly compared with conventional investments such as equities or bonds. Platform users have a vast range of functions at their disposal, the following provided free of charge: simple filtering functions for the different product classes, customized watchlists, fund-level analytics and an automated modular factsheet generator. Users can connect to fund providers directly and get access to reference data, final prices and various documents for each investment product. Enhanced functionality and individual investment data on the classes and series level are available to existing hedge fund investors on a paying basis. Going forward, investors on Fundbase can interact with each other, with anonymity guaranteed, and share information such as the results of their due diligence processes.

Unique: Open to qualified investors from Switzerland, the EU and the USA

As the first and only information platform for alternative investments, Fundbase meets all regulatory requirements in order to serve as an information platform for qualified investors from Switzerland, the European Union and the United States of America. Fundbase has an innovative ‘legal grid’ that sets controls on which investments qualified investors in the different countries are allowed to access. In the USA, for example, access is only granted to entities with qualified investor status in accordance with Rule 501(a) of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. In other cases, Fundbase incorporates a reverse solicitation mechanism whereby, in order to gain access, investors have to raise an explicit connection request to receive fund information which is also in accordance with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD).

About Fundbase

The platform is operated by Fundbase Holding AG, a start-up company founded by a group of alternative industry and technology entrepreneurs in 2013. It currently employs 17 people at its head office in Pfaeffikon (Switzerland) and at its branches in New York and Bratislava. Fundbase has an Advisory Board overseeing the development of the business: Zak Mandhro, Senior Partner Technology Manager at Google San Francisco, Prof. Dr. Bertrand Meyer, ETH Zurich, Dr. Marcel van Lohuizen, Tech Lead Manager at Google Switzerland GmbH, Daniel Sauer, Head of Operation, Risk & Systems at a Swiss based Single Family Office and Heiner Schellenberg, member of the board of directors of Proseba (Schweiz) AG.

PDF: Fundbase-PublicBeta-MediaRelease_EN2

Visit us at fundbase.com