There are currently more mutual funds than there are stocks in the US. This abundance of product makes the mutual fund business challenging both to deliver performance and to grow assets. First and foremost, mutual funds must perform. While top performing fund managers must have top quality security analysis and trading operations, they must also create optimal portfolios, understand the risks in their portfolio, be aware of the market environments in which their strategy should do well, and be able to distinguish their true alpha from the style effect. This requires the right investment tools to provide them with unique insights into their portfolios.
Additionally, the abundance of funds has made the fundraising environment intensely competitive. To be successful, managers must understand how investors are analyzing their performance, know how their performance compares to that of their peers, and be able to explain how the fund can fit into an investor portfolio using a traditional matrix. Again, this requires the right investment tools.
Aapryl is a platform that provides portfolio managers with the unique insights they need to be top performing fund managers. Additionally, Aapryl provides insights into the competitive landscape to facilitate raising assets.