All Available Research Report Sections in Report Template Editor: Sample Investment Research Report
Fi360 Fiduciary Score® Breakdown- Utilizes a score criteria section that allows you to see what criterion the fund meets or does not meet by presenting any shortfalls for the eleven-criterion used in the Score process. You can refer to the score criterion key and summary legend at the top of the section. This helps you to identify any areas that may need action. This report section also includes the fund’s rolling averages scores (if applicable).
Fi360 Fiduciary Score® Summary- Provides the fund’s current score as well as the 1 Year Rolling Average Score, the asset amount that is currently allocated to the funds, as well as the fund’s percentage of total assets. Additionally, there is a color-coded ID column on the left side of each Investment Name. The ID column can be used to reference the investment on the Scatterplot chart in the next part of this section. Investments which do not have both Scores will not have an ID as they cannot be plotted on the chart. If multiple investments have the same Scores, they will be plotted together.
Investment Comparison- Facilitates a side-by-side evaluation of investments to expedite selection and monitoring decisions. It also can serve as a mini factsheet if the full factsheets contain too much information for a given situation. While this report was previously available in the software, it only allowed for a maximum of five investments per report and it was not available for inclusion within a monitoring or research report template. It is now available with either report template and has an investment limit of 2,000.
Investment Descriptions- An analysis of the characteristics of each fund, including what the fund seeks to achieve, and what industry or sector the majority of the fund’s assets are to be in invested in.
Investment Factsheet- Provides further insight into a fund’s performance and characteristics by using volatility metrics, MPT Statistics, Expense Information, Relevant Benchmarks, Risk/Reward, Up/Down Capture, and Return Percentile Rank. This section also illustrates a historical perspective by showing historical Fi360 Fiduciary Scores at quarter end over a significant period of time (if applicable).
Investment Performance- Illustrates a performance comparison for total return (3 months & YTD) and total annualized return (1yr, 3yr, 5yr, 10yr) categorized by peer group. This section is similar to the Investment Snapshot except it is focused exclusively on investment performance across many time frames. It is available in both Research and Monitoring Report templates.
Investment Snapshot- Offers a concise summary of your investments including the Fi360 Fiduciary Score®, performance, and expenses broken down by peer group. It also includes median and index values and allows you to remove the Fi360 Fiduciary Scores® if you don’t want to include them.
Market Performance Overview- This single page section helps you to recognize market trends and easily diagnose and compare median peer group performance across time. It includes a color-coded directory that shows median return figures over periods of time. The time periods used are previous month, previous quarter, YTD, 1yr, 3yr, 5yr, 10yr. For each period, the top 3 performing peer groups will be colored in shades of green. The bottom 3 peer groups will be colored in shades of blue.
Share Class Comparison- Based on the investments in your client account or search result set, all mutual fund/ETF share class options are presented for comparison. This section is ideal for numerous functions such as examining expense attributes to ensure you are invested in the appropriate fund and viewing Fi360 Fiduciary Scores®/Performance for longer running share classes. The Fi360 Score columns can be removed if desired.
Standardized Performance Disclosure- Depicts performance without adjusting for the effects of taxation but are adjusted to reflect sales charges and ongoing fund expenses. If adjusted for taxation, the performance quoted would be significantly reduced. Any sales charge used in the calculation was obtained from the fund’s most recent prospectus and/or shareholder report. If sales charges are waived (for example, for investors in a qualified retirement plan), the performance numbers may be higher.
Style Summary & Details- Investments within a given style box generally invest in similar types of securities and therefore share the same risk factors. It is common best practice for a portfolio to diversify across multiple style boxes or for a plan lineup to offer options with many style categories. This section provides a visual dashboard highlighting the style boxes in your portfolio/lineup and the number of investments within each. It also can include a detail page which outlines the specific investment vehicles within each style box. It is available in both Research and Monitoring Report templates.
All Available Monitoring Report Sections in Report Template Editor (overlapping sections excluded): Sample Monitoring Report With All Sections
Annual Cost Breakdown- Includes information about providers, service, and payment arrangement.
Annual Cost Summary- Overview of the total associated costs, service providers, and payment source. You can also benchmark your total plan costs including a breakdown for investment options, investment advisory, and recordkeeping. The plan costs compared to benchmark charts afford further talking points for you to discuss with the plan.
Annual Investment Option Costs- Provides a synopsis of the investment fees charged to a client summarized on an annual basis. This section allows advisors the opportunity to disclose various components of the expense ratio and provide an analysis of each investment’s expenses compared to its peer group.
Client Notes- Assists with organizing your approach to engaging with each client. This section helps to further our objective of being able to generate 1 PDF with all the necessary information for an advisor’s client meeting.
Client Performance Summary- This section calculates a client’s weighted performance and risk and compares it to other benchmarks. The performance is calculated using the current allocations and assumes you have held those allocations and rebalanced annually over the last 10 years. The benchmarks include an automatically created peer group median benchmark and a blended benchmark that you can configure.
Holdings History- Allows you to look back in time and quickly digest how your client’s investments have changed quarter over quarter. This historical section helps you answer a number of questions quickly such as: What investments have been added (and which have been removed) over the last few years? How long has this fund been on my watchlist? What proposed funds did we consider when making that fund change last year?
Holdings Summary- An overview of the Total Assets, Number of Investments, and Number of Investments on Watch. This section will also show you which investments are on your watch list.
Investment Commentary – Provides the opportunity to create unique investment-specific descriptions.
IPS Allocation Alignment- This section displays the peer groups specified in the Investment Policy Statement (IPS). If the current holdings do not match the IPS, an alignment notice is displayed. This can occur due to temporary style drift in an investment, a difference in categorization methodology or a gap in allocation.
Meeting Minutes From Last Quarter- Allows you to notate the important characteristics of a previous meeting with your client. This section also helps to further our objective to generate 1 PDF with all of the necessary info for an advisor’s client meeting.
State Of Affairs- A prominent section in our original Monitoring Report, the State of Affairs takes a high-level overview of a client’s entire portfolio and highlights areas of action. The section can be configured to exclude the Fi360 Fiduciary Score, Assets and IPS Alignment Warnings if not desired. The State of Affairs will appear after the cover page in in all of the default Monitoring Report templates.
Watch List Breakdown- This section provides further detail on the due diligence analysis for each investment compared to your customized watchlist trigger. The section can print for all investments or only those which are ‘On Watch’ giving you more control of the length of your report.
Watch List Summary- Helps to focus the conversation on your unique watch list process or scoring system. This also displays the evaluation for ALL of the client’s holdings against their corresponding watch list criteria, not just the holdings ‘on watch’.