OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Orion Advisor Services, LLC ("Orion"), the premier portfolio accounting service provider for advisors, today announced the release of its Alternative Investment Platform (“AIP”), a tool that lets Orion advisors show their clients’ private assets as easily as their public holdings at no additional cost.
With AIP, advisors who were once shackled to the timing of static data reports and hours of manually populating spreadsheets can now create dynamic client reports for alternative assets through Orion Connect, making use of its deep and flexible integrations as they do with the rest of their clients’ holdings.
AIP lets financial advisors track and maintain alternative investment data for client assets held in private equity, direct investments, venture capital, hedge funds, private real estate, REITs, and more, with ease and efficiency. AIP lets advisors aggregate and update committed capital amounts, total cash distributions, return of capital, and commitment amounts for alternative investments of all types into client reports alongside publicly-traded assets to create a cohesive picture of the client’s net worth.
Previously, clients had to create new private accounts through Orion’s New Account wizard. With AIP, they can create and update data on private holdings all within Orion Connect’s user interface. AIP’s new Global Valuations and Global Transactions capabilities will let advisors apply changes to a private investment valuation for entire groups of clients who hold positions in that product, sidestepping time-intensive, account-by-account number crunching.
Orion has already planned a May update to AIP that will automate the collection and maintenance of alternative asset data. Through integration with the Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation, and several other data vendors, the advisor can skip the hassle of initial, manual data entry and instead hit the ground running.
“AIP allows our advisor clients to distinguish themselves in an increasingly competitive industry. The automation of alternate asset reporting and its integration with the rest of the Orion ecosystem both saves time and adds value to an advisor’s practice,” said Eric Clarke, founder and CEO of Orion. “I’m excited to see the results our advisors will experience from this potent addition to Orion Connect’s core functionality.”
Learn more about Orion’s new Alternative Investing Platform with a webinar and e-book available here.
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