Backstop Research Management

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Overview

Backstop Research Management

The Backstop Research Management Solution combines qualitative, quantitative and subjective data tracking tools in one integrated solution.It’s purpose-built for the needs of institutional investors including investment consultants and advisors, OCIOs, Pensions, Fund of Funds, Endowments and Foundations, Family Offices, Private Equity and Real Estate/Venture Capital firms.

Key Features

Quantitative Analysis

In addition to reporting on qualitative data, Backstop includes powerful performance analytics to assist with evaluating and monitoring managers from a quantitative perspective.

  • Calculate and track key metrics, such as exposures, returns, IRR, Multiples, and PME
  • Run up-to-date analysis on fund and holding performance, along with index data from our data providers or other sources
  • Cash flow modeling to assist in liquidity decisions.
  • Alerts that identify investments that are performing outside of acceptable variances.

Manager Selection and Due Diligence

Backstop makes it easy to manage ongoing due diligence and manager selection through qualitative and quantitative analysis in one centralized location.

  • Create templates to track data generally stored in Excel® or other cumbersome software tools to eliminate redundancies and fuel comparative reporting
  • Monitor and report on qualitative and quantitative due diligence
  • Share reports that highlight missing documents or data to identify incomplete diligence and streamline workflow
  • Turn qualitative data and proprietary subjective analysis into quantitative measures for “apples-to-apples” comparisons and rankings

·Research Distribution & Reporting

Backstop offers a complete research management system, combining qualitative, quantitative and subjective data in dynamic reports to provide a 360-degree view of manager analysis.

  • Instantly generate fund analysis books to share research and performance data with a Backstop Summary Book, or produce dynamic tear sheets with our Excel Toolkit
  • Export and integrate with other systems with Backstop’s robust APIs

Key Benefits

  • Access all data from anywhere, at any time, through a cloud-based platform
  • Increase operational efficiencies by centralizing research management
  • Remove barriers between your organization and your information
  • Create consistency and increase transparency
  • Optimize and leverage quantitative and qualitative data with a 360-degree view of their research efforts
  • Protect your data and maintain operational due diligence compliance