The Venn team has stayed busy over the summer making notable improvements to the platform. Since releasing the new version of Venn in May, we’ve added new features and allowed for more customization so you can efficiently conduct robust analysis. 

Here is a summary of the features we released over the past 3 months.


Scenario Analysis

Enhance your team’s risk management function by using Venn’s new Scenario Analysis feature to understand how certain market shocks are estimated to impact the value of your portfolio and investments. Test your portfolio’s resilience to the critical market situations that you care about by setting up custom “what-if” scenarios. Learn more.

Scenario Analysis - Demo Portfolio


Factor Alerts

Monitoring market volatility is now easier with Venn factor alerts. Venn notifies you when there are “moderate” or “large” swings in factor performance so that you’re aware of potentially meaningful movements impacting your portfolio and investments. Learn more.


Factor Deep Dive

We’re expanding Venn’s Two Sigma Factor Lens education section with an all new Factor Deep Dive. In Factor Deep Dive, we offer a closer look at how our factors are constructed and highlight notable performance periods, so you can build a clearer understanding of the proprietary factors in the Two Sigma Factor Lens.

Factor Deep Dive-1


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Custom Templates

Venn now allows you to pick and choose the default set of analyses that matter most to your organization by creating custom analysis templates. Use these organization-specific templates to analyze your portfolios and investments and easily share the results with your team using share links and Venn’s export capabilities.

Custom Analysis Template2


Capital Market Assumptions to Custom Factor Forecasts

We understand how challenging it is to translate your capital market assumptions to expectations for factor returns. That’s why we created a custom factor forecasts feature that calculates your forecasts for certain factors from your go-forward return expectations for common market indices. Your personalized capital market assumptions ensure your forecasted performance and optimization results throughout the platform better reflect your organization’s unique views. Learn more.


Category Comparisons

When evaluating a manager, category comparisons can be a way to understand relative performance versus other managers employing a similar strategy or style. Venn helps you conduct this analysis by providing the aggregate returns of the manager’s applicable category as a comparison point. Learn more.


Open Access

You no longer need an invitation to access Venn. Institutional investors1 can sign up today to start leveraging Venn’s quantitatively-driven, research-backed analysis into their manager evaluation and portfolio construction processes. Sign up today!


Other Improvements

  • Risk-Free Rate in Factor Analysis - break down your investment or portfolio returns into their risky and risk-free components (learn more)
  • Percentage Mode Editing - setup and edit portfolios by making investment-level allocations in percentage space (versus dollar space)
  • Analysis Period Selection Improvements - more easily select periods so that you analyze your investments or portfolios over the periods you care about
  • Optimization in the Portfolio Allocator Panel - compare your existing portfolio to its optimized version using any of Venn’s analyses
  • Investment Metadata Support - store important investment information in Venn by clicking “Manage Data” on any investment analysis page



1 Venn does not operate in all jurisdictions, and certain categories of institutional investors will not be granted access. Feel free to contact us with any questions about your eligibility for Venn.   


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