The perfect investment portfolio?

The pragmatic approach to wealth consolidation, analytics, and comprehensive reporting across liquid and illiquid Investments: In the world of wealth & asset management, investors face the challenge of balancing liquid and illiquid investments for optimal portfolio performance. This blog sheds light on the pragmatic use of wealth consolidation and analytics, emphasising the importance of comprehensive reporting across various asset classes.
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January 24, 2024
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Understanding liquid and illiquid Investments: Liquid assets, such as stocks and bonds, offer quick tradability, while illiquid assets, like real estate and private equity, come with longer investment horizons.

Investors commonly incorporate private market assets into their portfolios to capture this liquidity premiums and boost returns. This allocation offers access to sectors and companies typically underrepresented in public markets. Despite the potential for outperformance in illiquid asset classes, they concurrently limit investors' flexibility. This restriction complicates responses to unexpected changes in personal circumstances or market opportunities. Consequently, investors are advised to maintain a long investment horizon to align with the characteristics of these investments. Striking the right balance between these two types is essential for a diversified, flexible and resilient portfolio.

Our family office clients appreciate how effortlessly they can create a holistic, 360-degree analysis encompassing every asset class and present it to the families they advise. This can be done either through our reports or interactively via our wealth discovery application.

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The role of wealth consolidation: Wealth consolidation involves the aggregation of diverse assets, portfolios and custodians into a unified portfolio, mandate or family of mandates.

This approach provides a clear overview of one's entire financial standing, aiding in efficient resource and asset allocation. Consolidation can be achieved through various channels. At Etops we are connecting to more than 70 custodians automatically and have the possibility to use AI-parser technology to augment semi-automated transaction feeds.

Analytics in wealth management: Advanced analytics play a crucial role in decision-making for investors.

Through data-driven insights, investors can make informed choices, identify trends, and mitigate risks. Analytics help optimise the performance of both liquid and illiquid investments through quantitative analysis and predictive modeling. etopsOS has the capability to analyse extensive sets of financial data and tailor analytics for each user in real time.

Synergy between liquid and illiquid Investments: Wealth consolidation, coupled with analytics, enables investors to create synergies between liquid and illiquid assets.

As mentioned in the beginning; Liquid investments offer liquidity for short-term needs and can additionally act as a buffer against market volatility in private markets, while illiquid investments provide potentially higher returns at the cost of a long time horizon. Striking the right balance ensures a resilient portfolio with the potential for high returns.

Comprehensive reporting for informed decision-making: In addition to wealth consolidation and analytics, comprehensive reporting is essential.

Investors should have access to clear, concise reports covering all asset classes. This reporting aids in understanding portfolio performance, identifying areas of improvement, and ensuring transparency in the investment strategy. Etops offer industry leading reporting either in the traditional PDF way or via our interactive wealth discovery application for advisors and beneficial owners.

In conclusion, navigating the complexities of the investment landscape demands a pragmatic yet powerful approach. Leveraging wealth consolidation, analytics, and comprehensive reporting enables investors to strike the right balance between liquid and illiquid investments. This not only facilitates effective risk management but also maximizes the potential of creating a diversified and resilient portfolio. As financial markets evolve, staying ahead necessitates these tools for informed decision-making and long-term success. Determining the ideal allocation to private market assets in your investment strategy lacks a one-size-fits-all solution. Every investor possesses a unique appetite and time horizon that influences the blend of liquid and illiquid assets. What truly matters is staying on top of all your assets, across portfolios, custodians, and private market allocations.

Etops Santiago Schuppisser
CPO - Etops