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Corporations and institutions | Who we help | Financial intelligence

If your company or institution is looking to grow your corporate pension, retirement, or endowment assets in a fast-paced market environment, our suite of financial intelligence products will make your job easier.

  • Handle sophisticated performance measurement and investment analysis with Zephyr StyleADVISOR’s 125 industry-accepted statistics and metrics

  • Get comprehensive asset allocation, optimization and portfolio simulation software with our Zephyr AllocationADVISOR

  • EPFR offers the unrivalled breadth and depth of research on global fund flow and asset allocation data.

  • Get the most robust money fund data set available with iMoneyNet

  • Evaluate 2,000 money managers and 20,000 products quickly and efficiently with PSN Enterprise

  • PSN Enterprise Presentation Designer can help you craft custom presentations, making employee investment reporting or board level investment reporting that much easier

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Highly flexible reporting | Financial intelligence

Robust analysis

It’s hard to get more comprehensive than Zephyr StyleADVISOR’s 125 statistics and metrics. That’s what makes it the go-to system for performance and risk analysis, peer group analysis, style attribution, manager search, asset allocation and custom reporting.
Exceptional analysis | Financial intelligence

Better screening of managers

Our proprietary manager screening tool – PSN Logic – helps you to set criteria and quickly determine which managers deserve to be on your shortlist.
Lenders and brokers | Financial intelligence

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If you need a comprehensive look at thousands of investment managers and products, you can get it with PSN Enterprise. Or if you want to buy only the exact data you need, you can do that with PSN Data Select.
Easily access return data | Financial intelligence

Easily access return data

View or upload your own custom return streams for all marketable security asset classes, including mutual funds and ETFs, separately managed accounts (SMAs), stocks, annuities, hedge funds and more.
Data integration | Financial intelligence

Make communication easier

Our reporting and presentation tools help you clearly outline your strategies and performance to stakeholders at all levels. It can save you time and also communicate your value to the investment process.
Market leading services | Financial intelligence

Market-leading services

Financial Intelligence leads the way in many areas – our data sets on money funds and global fund flow are second to none, and Zephyr StyleADVISOR is the industry’s most comprehensive performance analysis software.

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IRS competitive product research | Financial Intelligence

Competitive Product Research

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IRS market research | Financial Intelligence

Market Research Solutions

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  • Custom programs
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PSN | Financial Intelligence

PSN Enterprise

Unlock a universe of investment information, analytics and tools with the largest Separate Account database.

Key benefits:

  • Logic function
  • Presentation designer
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  • EPFR, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagement.com

    Talking to Your Kids About the Deficit

    By David Ader 20 Jul 2018

    My son asked me the other day, a few weeks shy of his wedding I’ll proudly add, why the deficit as a result of the recent tax plan, was ‘bad’ if it raised the stock market.  How do you explain something so complicated to a mechanical engineer, smart, but focused on inventing stuff and whose main eye contact is with his feet?   I made it so simple even a member of Congress would get it.  I explained that I just wrote him a check for a hypothetical $1 mn, and asked what he would do with it.  He started a list of things -- ATV, snowmobile, chainsaw for starters -- to which I said, great, but you already owed $1 mn and have to pay off that debt, too, so now you owe $2 mn.  He furrowed his eyebrows a bit, thought for a moment, and asked if he’d already bought the ATV with the first million.  I said, no, he spent that on the dishwasher and A/C, which isn’t working, with a little bit to pay for college and a lot to pay for Grandma’s Social Security and Medicare.  “But she paid into Social Security!”  I advised, “Not as much as she’s getting.” Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr, PSN Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) Data, PSN Ente...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.16.18

    By Ryan Nauman 16 Jul 2018

    Earnings season hits full stride this week, with big names, Bank of America, BlackRock, Netflix, Johnson & Johnson, Alcoa, Morgan Stanley, and Microsoft, leading the charge. We will find out if the mixed results for financials continue; have the strong earnings for technology companies, in particular the FAANG stocks, continued; and how have the tariffs effected industrials, like Alcoa? Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap...

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagement.com

    Tariffs not a Negotiating Ploy

    By David Ader 13 Jul 2018

    I have to address those who think the tariffs are just part of a negotiating process that won’t be as ‘bad’ as threatened. Let me say at the onset that I’m aware of my proclivities towards pessimism and seeing the economy glass at, say, a 1.5-2% GDP trajectory for eternity. I try to work around that and probe for cavities in my arguments, but on this trade thing I’m coming up empty for the most part. I see tariffs as 1) hurting most US firms in a global economy, 2) creating a lot of uncertainty which will inhibit investment, 3) cause more job losses than job gains, 4) give us some inflation in the coming months that will, 5) encourage the Fed to hike, while 6) doing pretty much the same for trading counterparties and 7) leave the US as an entity, concept, leader in a disdained global position that will take years to unwind, if ever. And all that when we’re increasing the need for foreigners to buy our debt and reducing their ability to do so. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

  • Competitive Product Research

    Looking into the future: Card control trends

    By Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence 12 Jul 2018

    Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence at Informa Financial Intelligence, and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence in the U.K and Europe, continue their discussion of European financial services digital features and functionality trends that are likely to appear in the U.S. This podcast discusses card control trends, including card freezing, spending behavior tracking, virtual cards, tokenization, and temporary cards. Podcast #2 in an ongoing series.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    Fintech Lenders: Growing Their Market Share at Your Expense

    By Chad Watkins 10 Jul 2018

    Since bursting onto the scene a few years ago, Fintech lenders have gained market share so quickly that many banks and credit unions are still struggling to adjust to an industry that has quickly transformed itself to consumers.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • Zephyr, PSN Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) Data, PSN Ente...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.09.18

    By Ryan Nauman 09 Jul 2018

    The initial $34 billion tariffs levied against Chinese goods kicked in on Friday. This is the first part of the $50 billion worth of tariffs President Trump announced in June, with the remaining $16 billion scheduled to take effect in two weeks. President Trump warned that the White House is willing to impose an additional $500 billion worth of tariffs on Chinese goods, depending on the response from China. Despite the official start to the trade tariffs between the U.S. and China, and a threat that there could be much more to come from President Trump, the major U.S. equity markets ended the week in the black. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap...

    Topic Industry News

  • EPFR, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagement.com

    What Will Cause the Next Recession?

    By David Ader 06 Jul 2018

    I may be affected by the blistering humidity I’ve experienced from Lake Memphremagog to Westport. Canadian lakes should not accompany 98 degrees and a similar humidity reading; it’s Canada for goodness sake! In any event, it’s with this droopy mindset that I figured I’d jump the yield curve story and talk about what could cause a recession by 2020. I do want to pay homage to Ben Levisohn’s lead piece in Barron’s, “The Bull’s Last Stand,” for inspiration. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr, PSN Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) Data, PSN Ente...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 07.02.18

    By Ryan Nauman 02 Jul 2018

    Is anyone else having difficulty keeping score of the back-and-forth trade talk? Or maybe I am just growing tired of all the rhetoric. Regardless, it is something that must be discussed, as markets have been swinging up and down based on the news, or in some cases, tweets. Markets have been range bound, as investors have taken a wait-and-see approach, which seems prudent, as uncertainty reigned the week prior to the initial U.S. and Chinese trade tariffs taking effect. The uncertainty was evident this week, due to conflicting statements from the White House regarding restricting Chinese investment in U.S. technology and intellectual property. The initial reports caused a sell-off in tech stocks, only to have techstocks rebound later in the week, as the tone from the White House softened. Recently, I wrote about the run technology was on, in part due to investors believing that technology was immune to the trade talk, well, that changed. This week we learned that no sectors are truly immune from the trade scuttlebutt. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap...

    Topic Industry News

  • Market Research Solutions, Competitive Product Research

    I Want to Be Popular!

    By Chad Watkins and Sue Hines 29 Jun 2018

    Everyone wants to become popular, so what will it take for termed certificate of deposit accounts to become popular again? Over the last two years the Federal Reserve has raised its target rate by 150 basis points, and it plans on making the same increase over the next two years. Because of this, the long-term savings rates offered by financial institutions have been going up, slowly, but going up nonetheless.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • EPFR, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagement.com

    Skipping Summer Doldrums This Year

    By David Ader 29 Jun 2018

    If I recall correctly, never an easy task, I concluded last week saying I was especially interested in the sentiment stuff coming out to see how the old trade-tariff excitement translated.  Well I suspect the best read has been provided by the stock market, which does not need much more commentary; for all the tax-cut brouhaha, the S&P 500 is right at the 50% mark of the year’s range (2700) and pretty much at last December’s highs.  A lot ventured yet nothing gained. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

  • Market Research Solutions

    Balancing Your Digital Channel and Traditional Channel User Experiences

    By Chad Watkins 28 Jun 2018

    In recent years the banking industry has spent millions adapting to the continuing digital revolution, working toward improving the user experience for tech-savvy consumers who interact with their bank online or via their mobile devices.

  • Zephyr, PSN Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) Data, PSN Ente...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 06.25.18

    By Ryan Nauman 25 Jun 2018

    As we close the book on quarter two, here are some of the upcoming noteworthy events as the World Cup hits full stride. Wednesday, U.S. durable goods is released, Thursday is the first quarter U.S. GDP update, and Friday is U.S. personal consumption expenditures (PCE); China Purchasing Managers Index (PMI); University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment index. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap...

    Topic Industry News

  • Competitive Product Research

    Looking into the future of digital banking trends.

    By Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence 25 Jun 2018

    Chad Watkins, Director of Market Intelligence at Informa Financial Intelligence, and Chris Ward, Lead Analyst at Informa Financial Intelligence in the U.K and Europe, discuss European financial services digital features and functionality trends that are likely to appear in the U.S. Discussed in this podcast is digital document capture, onboarding, and authentication. Podcast #1 in an ongoing series.

    Topic Changing Rate Environment

  • EPFR Fund Flows, IGM Credit, IGM FX and Rates, WealthManagem...

    No Need to Wait for Curve Inversions

    By David Ader 22 Jun 2018

    An FT piece by John Authers made note that the defensive strategy of dividend investing isn’t working so well as yields have lifted.  I’ll show you a chart of what I’m looking at in a moment, but his piece has interesting insights that are worth your attention.   One is of the change in the composition of the S&P 500 in the context of index investing.  Dividend-plays tend to go with stocks that are lower quality within the S&P 500, and lower momentum as well, so are not in an economic sweet spot.  Further, and importantly, the dividend yield has edged below the 10-year creating a compelling competitive force. Read more from David Ader's latest musings...

    Topic Industry News

  • Zephyr, PSN Separately Managed Accounts (SMA) Data, PSN Ente...

    Ryan Nauman's Weekly Recap 06.18.18

    By Ryan Nauman 18 Jun 2018

    After a busy week of events, this week is much quieter. U.S. housing data starts the week, which will provide insight on if higher interest rates and increased home values have hurt home sales. The week finishes with the anticipated OPEC meeting to discuss output levels. Read more from Ryan Nauman's weekly recap...

    Topic Industry News

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