Three Ways to Use Venn’s New Report Lab Module

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Venn by Two Sigma is excited to introduce Report Lab, a new workspace where investment professionals can create customized reports for their clients and internal constituents. Report Lab was designed to streamline the creation of presentations, proposals, slides and more. Metrics can be tailored within each chart/table to show the appropriate amount of detail for your audience. Once created, reports can be exported as a PDF or printed for in-person meetings.

  • There are several use cases that Report Lab can solve for and in this blog we will focus on the following three:
  • Compare current and proposed portfolios
  • Customize your reporting for multi-manager portfolios
  • Create personalized proposals for your audience

1. Compare current and proposed portfolios


RL Blog Post SnippetAre you currently building and analyzing portfolios in a spreadsheet to calculate summary-level statistics and investment-level contributions? Venn can help replicate that process quickly and efficiently, and allow you to iterate on the fly to see how investment changes can impact the portfolio. Use Venn to highlight analytics relevant to current and proposed portfolios to help support your recommended allocation changes to persuade your audience. For example, you can examine the returns distribution and historical risk statistics of both versions of a portfolio to see which looks more attractive. 

2. Customize your reporting for multi-manager portfolios

Are you currently using slides, powered by data in spreadsheets, to build a portfolio proposal for your investment committee or end client? You can use Venn to easily create a report highlighting portfolio-level metrics, as well as analytics relevant to each line item in your portfolio, all in one report, without needing a spreadsheet. For example, the first few pages of your report can show portfolio-level summary metrics. Then, each subsequent page can show analytics specific to each of the line items, allowing you to zoom in and better understand how each investment impacts the full portfolio. Changes can be made on the fly - for example if you want to change the time period for the “Rolling Volatility” chart, simply adjust it in Venn directly, instead of having to update the formula in the spreadsheet. 


3. Create personalized proposals for your audience

Are you spending your time on customizing and personalizing proposals? In addition to showing the proper amount of quantitative detail in your proposals, customizing the look and feel of any presentation can help captivate your audience.  When building a report on Venn, you can add in your company’s logo, your client’s name, adjust the height and width of each chart or table and add other bespoke notes or disclosures. Similar to a slide deck, you can also create title pages and section header pages to better organize your presentation. Venn will maintain a log of these finished reports to maintain a history for recordkeeping purposes, should you ever need them.


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