StatPro Group plc, a leading provider of portfolio analytics and data solutions for the global asset management industry, has launched a new service providing key financial indices to investment managers through a standardised platform.
StatPro began retrieving, packaging and disseminating the FTSE/JSE index data as a service to clients in South Africa. With a handful of successfully implemented and supported clients, StatPro is now expanding this service to include FTSE UK and Global, S&P US, iBoxx, Russell US & Global, JP Morgan and Stoxx indices. Over the next few months, roll-outs will include the S&P Emerging/MIB/ASX/Global, Deutsche Boerse DAX, and Dow Jones indices.
StatPro collects the data and deals individually with each provider concerning file delays and re-issues. Any interruptions or delays in service are communicated to end users through a single point of contact – StatPro’s Customer Service team.
Commenting on the new platform, CEO of StatPro Group plc Justin Wheatley said: “The current problem for asset managers is that each index provider provides multiple files with unique formats and methodologies to their users. Some index ‘families’ number hundreds of files each day, some with complex constituent data combinations. Individually, these scenarios prove challenging to end users. Combine that with inconsistent delivery by suppliers, missing files or re-issued data, and frequent layout or data changes and end-users begin to spend significant resources on what was thought to be ‘standard, off-the-shelf’ data.”
In addition to collection and dissemination of information, StatPro will package the data in a way that is intuitive and designed to load into StatPro’s data hub.
“Going forward, StatPro Index Services will be an integral part of our SaaS corporate strategy. Having services that can just ‘switch on’ without separate IT and data groups getting involved on the client side will make our packaged analytics suite an attractive solution,” Wheatley adds.