EFADrin

EFAdrin: Boost your investment performance

EFAdrin is our powerful investment process and portfolio management platform for fund managers.

Built on the technological foundation of our flagship EFA platform, EFAdrin is rock-solid and configurable to the diverse needs of the modern fund manager.

EFAdrin modules are designed to present the right analysis for each role in your hedge fund or family office. Furthermore, EFAdrin modules are highly customizable, and can be adapted to suit the individual needs and habits of the whole investment team from front office to middle office.

End-to-end Investment Process

EFAdrin begins its analysis at the idea generation stage of your investment process. Ideas are recorded in the system by your investment team when they are generated. Once an expected return has been calculated for the idea, this is also recorded in the system as a target price and time frame. Ideas can be tagged with all attributes which are relevant to the investment process such as investment theme, strategy or framework allowing the platform to output performance analysis tailored to the needs of the team.

1.Data Acquisition

The foundation of good analysis is good data.

EFAdrin is built with a powerful “logic system” that validates all data it acquires in order to ensure correctness and consistency at all times.

Additionally, the data acquisition process is greatly simplified through integration with third party services, avoiding the need for multiple/ manual entries and the risk of errors that this incurs.

Whether you are using an off-the-shelf software solution to manage your orders and trades or you are doing it in a spreadsheet, EFAdrin will help you acquire good, clean:

  • Trade Data
  • Market Data
  • Issuer Data
  • Analyst Data

EASILY CAPTURE TRADE DATA

Trade Data is entered into EFAdrin through its intelligent Blotter tool.

Trades are thoroughly checked before being imported into the EFAdrin validated date store.

Validation insures:

  • internal consistency (eg: buying shares negatively impacts cash; the trade amount matches the quantity, price, exchange rates and fee entered)
  • portfolio consistency (eg: you can’t sell stock you don’t have)
  • trade allocation by fund and/or strategy

Additionally, the Blotter tool integrates with third party software solutions such as Bloomberg AIM to greatly reduce the time spent on data entry.

SEAMLESSLY INCORPORATE MARKET DATA

Real-time market data from external sources such as BLOOMBERG is directly incorporated into EFAdrin modules in Excel.

Even if real-time data is not available (eg: you are viewing an EFAdrin module on the road, on a laptop without a Bloomberg Terminal) EFAdrin  performs regular data retrievals from services such as Bloomberg Data Licence, so you can view your portfolio with only a short time delay.

If needed, you can trigger this price retrieval process directly from within any EFAdrin module, ensuring recent data even without a real-time connection.

2. Portfolio Monitor

EFAdrin allows easy portfolio monitoring and analysis with:-

  • Live Spreadsheets
  • Customizable Dashboards
  • Risk Monitors

Adaptable To Existing Spreadsheets

EFAdrin was designed to be as flexible as possible and can therefore easily incorporate and work with your existing spreadsheets.
When your spreadsheets contain the required data, EFAdrin can be customized to fetch the necessary information, saving time and avoiding the process of having to manually input the information.

Enterprise Standardization

We offer a standard suite to get your portfolio going as quickly as possible. EFAdrin offers a systematic way of incorporating all your data and operations into standardised processes with drastic improvement of data integrity and retrieval speed.

Live Data Update

Excel spreadsheets are populated and updated automatically with live market feeds such as Bloomberg.Tracking the fluctuations of the current portfolio is instant with EFAdrin and can help you make adjustments swiftly to meet portfolio objectives.

3.Portfolio Analysis

Historical analysis of your portfolio is important for internal use, outside investors and regulators alike. EFAdrin’s validated data store allows easy output into a variety of reports like:
  • Performance Attribution
  • Return Decomposition Analysis
  • Turnover Analysis
  • Regression Analysis
  • Stop Loss Analysis
  • VAR Analysis

Performance Analysis

At EFA, we believe that the power of good analytics is what drives performance.

The EFAdrin Performance Attribution Model reflects and explains performance decomposition in different markets and asset types. The system also allows users to evaluate the skills of management to provide added value relative to a benchmark.

4. Reconciliation / Reporting

All credits and debits associated with each transaction are appropriately allocated by EFAdrin models, and are balanced at the time of data entry. With such accurate data, EFAdrin is capable of extracting data for specific dates or time periods, providing the basis for our Reporting and Reconciliation modules.

Reconciliation

Hedge Fund trading involves multiple parties,such as banks, brokers, custodians and administrators. EFAdrin can analyse and separate your data, providing reconciliation sheets fit to compare with your counter-party’s reports, for simplified comparison.

Reporting

EFAdrin’s customization flexibility shines when it comes to preparing reports.
With EFAdrin, you can present the subset analysis that you want, the way you want it, over the time period that you desire.

Examples

EFAdrin is able to provide reconciliation reports through:
  • Daily Brokers Rec
  • Daily Cash Rec
  • Daily P&L
  • Monthly P&L
  • Administrator Rec

Who uses EFAdrin?

Portfolio Managers
Operations Managers
Investment Analysts
Risk Managers
Traders

Case Study - ENHANCED PERFORMANCE THOUGH BETTER DATA

Case Study - STOP LOSS ANALYSIS

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