Institutional investors today need to develop sophisticated technical capabilities to build a deeper understanding of portfolio structuring, asset allocation, and portfolio management. As a result, many investment teams rely on consulting domain experts for tactical and operational investment strategies and risk assessment.
Frontier Advisors responded to these market changes by providing its clients and partners with access to the same suite of proprietary analytical tools and research databases that its consultants use. The web-based Partners Platform includes Prism, a portfolio modeling and analytics tool that supports strategic and dynamic asset allocation decisions with interactive modules for quantitative modeling, market and investment forecast testing, and superannuation fund performance and risk assessment.
A team of just two Frontier consultants developed and deployed the initial Prism release in a few months using MATLAB®.
“MATLAB enabled us to develop a dynamic and easy-to-use set of tools that fundamentally changes the way we work with our clients,” says Lee Eriera, IT manager at Frontier. “With MATLAB, we provided this new capability in a rapid time frame, allowing us to seize a market opportunity, gain competitive advantage, and be well-positioned to respond to changing client needs.”