A single dashboard for integrating your analysts, compliance team, research vendors and contacts
In today’s environment, intense competition and pressure from investors and regulators is making it more crucial than ever for investment firms to organize and optimize their research relationships.
- Better, Faster Research: The longest lead-time in your analysts’ research process isn’t the analysis itself, it’s waiting for good sources of information to feed that analysis. How much more effective would your firm be if you could mobilize your existing research contacts and make decisions in hours, rather than days or weeks?
- Visible, Streamlined Compliance: With investor pressure to control fund expenses and SEC pressure to control research risk (ie insider trading), not having a tangible system for meticulously tracking your research usage can cost you millions in the form of redemptions and regulatory audit. In addition, current compliance policies are inefficient and steal valuable time and resources from your compliance team. You need a system to streamline those procedures. Do you have that system in place?
- Best Execution from Research Vendors: Now more than ever, it is crucial to understand the value of your research expenses. If you don’t have a system for quantifying the value of those vendors, you could be overpaying some vendors and underpaying others. With that knowledge, you can invest in relationships with the very best vendors. How impressed would your investors be to see that type of accountability for fund expenses?
The MosaicRM App is a company-wide research CRM geared specifically to hedge funds and other investment firms that allows them to centralize their firm’s research relationships, streamline their research and compliance workflows, and build a proprietary library of proven vendors and contacts.
It’s easy to implement, ROI is measured in weeks, and it runs on the Force.com platform (operated by Salesforce.com) so it’s scalable, reliable and safe.
Not only are we getting a firm-wide research CRM, but we’re now getting valuable insight into the performance of our primary research vendors, our number one fund expense.” -CFO, $1 billion NY-based hedge fund
Features and Benefits
Analysts can rate the quality of each contact or engagement. Ratings are compiled for each expert network or primary research vendor and analyzed to help determine which vendors are providing the highest value. This information makes analysts more productive as they focus on high value vendors and gives the fund’s management team stronger insight into their research expenses.
Research contacts are typically managed through a series of emails between the analyst, the vendor, the analyst’s admin, and Compliance. The MosaicRM app brings all these communications into a centralized dashboard, streamlining the entire research process and creating a searchable audit trail for the firm.
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The MosaicRM app drives each step of the process. Proposed contacts from vendors are automatically loaded into the system. Selected contacts are sent to the analyst’s admin for scheduling and to Compliance for a pre‐call review. After the interview, the analyst rates the quality of the contact and completes questions for Compliance. Analysts and their managers can know in an instant how many active items they have at each step of the process.
The MosaicRM app helps automate pre- and post‐call compliance requirements. If potential conflicts are identified, Compliance is notified. Reports can easily be generated for management and regulators to demonstrate that all research is being supervised and potential conflicts have been properly resolved.
MosaicRM is built using Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) technology, which means implementing the MosaicRM app is like flipping on a light switch. After basic configuration, users can begin using the system with minimal training. Little to no IT involvement is necessary. The MosaicRM app is built and runs on the client’s own database, which is managed by one of the most secure and robust technology providers in the world.