Private & Alternative Markets

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Private Markets

Investors in private assets struggle to connect and leverage the ever-growing volume of data generated from numerous sources. This results in missed opportunities, inaccurate valuations and suboptimal capital deployment. Charles River’s private markets solution, powered by Mercatus, enables firms to aggregate critical data and manage valuations and scenarios at scale. With timely portfolio monitoring, transparent deal management, realistic valuations, and consistent, accurate asset and ESG management, the solution enables investors to:

  • Lower cost structures without increasing headcount
  • Accelerate fundraising by eliminating manual processes
  • Increase performance leveraging a single source of truth
  • Improve client relations with responsive, accurate and timely reporting

One Platform for Public and Private Assets

Combining Mercatus with Charles River provides a single platform for managing public and private assets. Investment firms, insurers and asset owners can now manage their entire multi-asset investment lifecycle on a single platform with complete portfolio transparency.

Hedge Funds and Alternative Asset Managers

Access global liquidity, monitor real-time P&L and risk, help ensure faster execution and manage complex products and strategies.

Traders, Analysts and Portfolio Managers

Charles River IMS provides both large and small alternative investment managers with extensive decision support capabilities for creating and managing multiple strategies and sub-strategies across all asset classes, including complex derivatives, FX and commodities.

REAL-TIME RISK AND PERFORMANCE – Increased automation and position-level transparency help firms support active management styles, calculate P&L in real-time throughout the trading day, and help gain a comprehensive global view of investment performance and risk exposures.

MINIMIZE RAMP-UP TIME – Out-of-the-box templates and flexible configuration of user interfaces and workflows help minimize ramp-up time for new strategies and products. An open architecture streamlines the integration of proprietary technology such as portfolio optimization tools. Charles River’s cloud-based solution alleviates staffing and infrastructure pressures, simplifies day-to-day operations, and scales seamlessly with business needs.

INTEGRATED COMPLIANCE – Automated compliance and risk monitoring across the trade lifecycle leverage extensive pre-built rule libraries. This helps firms meet regulatory obligations such as global shareholder disclosure (GSD) reporting and Dodd-Frank and MiFID II trade execution mandates.


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