Neptune Investment Management, a boutique investment manager, has selected SunGard’s APT, a leading risk management and portfolio construction solution, to help with internal and external risk reporting. Neptune, which has over £7 billion assets under management, will use APT to help it meet UCITS IV regulatory requirements and enhance its risk management processes.
Neptune, recently named Best Boutique Fund Group at the 21st annual Money Marketing Financial Services Awards, selected APT to help it strengthen its risk management function with factor-based methodology, stress testing and robust Monte Carlo Value at Risk (VaR) calculation. APT also provides automated risk reporting.
APT will be used across Neptune’s UCITS funds. “UCITS is fast becoming a global regulatory standard,” said Dushyant Shahrawat, senior research director at TowerGroup, a Corporate Executive Board company. “As organizations try to mitigate risk, investors value the transparency UCITS offers as risk reporting has become an important compliance mandate for investment managers.”
Gavin Creary, risk officer at Neptune Investment Management, said, "The integration of APT is designed to augment our risk management processes and will help add significant value company-wide.”
Rob Mackay, chief operating officer of SunGard’s APT business unit, said, "APT will help Neptune’s fund managers gain a clear perspective on the drivers of risk and return. APT’s flexible analytics are easily integrated into Neptune’s existing infrastructure, helping it benefit from robust risk management and risk reporting.”