New functionality allows multi-asset class investors to view private asset returns through a public market lens
New York – January 18, 2023 - Venn by Two Sigma (“Venn”), the leading portfolio analytics platform for professional investors, today announced the launch of a robust new feature designed to support private asset analysis. Available to users through its cloud-based platform, Venn now offers an advanced solution for holistically analyzing private and public investments concurrently in multi-asset portfolios.
“As more investors look to diversify their portfolios with private assets, solutions to overcome the data and analytics challenges inherent to the asset class have become a critical need. Venn now offers those investors advanced technology to address that need directly, through private asset analytics capabilities delivered in an intuitive, cloud-based experience,” said Marco Della Torre, CEO of Venn. “We are excited to introduce these new features that can help our clients view private assets through a familiar public lens and more confidently incorporate these assets in their multi-asset portfolio analysis.”
By looking at infrequent and smoothed private asset performance and appropriate public market proxies, Venn’s desmoothing option aims to reduce private market performance lag and mark it to market. In addition, Venn’s existing interpolation functionality aims to increase the frequency of private market returns by utilizing a relevant public market proxy to create an approximated daily return stream for the private asset. This process enables allocators to quickly convert quarterly private asset returns into a daily return series that resembles a marked-to-market public return stream.
Venn’s private asset functionality complements its broad array of tools that provide asset allocators an end-to-end workspace to run factor-based risk analyses and then easily communicate those outputs to their clients and other decision makers.
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