This is the final installment to the series Reconciling Orion and your Custodian. In this post, we are going to discuss reconciling transactions. As I mentioned in the previous posts, I am reconciling SEI with Orion and some of the issues I ran into may not apply to your implementations.

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Do analyst biases affect the relationship between the narrative sentiment in their reports and the recommendation and target price outputs produced for a given stock and are analysts hedging their recommendations with the narrative?

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In this post, I am going to demonstrate how to reconcile holdings from custodians, such as SEI with Orion. These concepts should apply to holdings from any custodian, not just SEI.

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The Interface Reconciliation App provides you with a snapshot into the daily reconciliation, providing status, counts and notes. This information is invaluable to your operation staff, so they know in a timely manner of any potential issues as they come up.

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There are few things more important to an Advisor than their client’s overall experience with them, including customer support and whether the client needs are being anticipated and met. Reporting and on-line experience is important to clients, as is whether the data is timely, complete and correct.

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Getting the most out of your FIS Protegent Personal Trading Assistant (PTA) subscription.

An asset management firm wanted notifications anytime a member of their investment team precleared a trade for a security that one of their internal analyst recommended. The solution to this problem turned out to be straight forward and, in this post, I will outline the steps that I followed.

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Trade Repository and Control System Case Study From the 90s.

Here is a blast from the past a case study I came across while cleaning my office, I wrote it in the late 90s for my old company Dataware Solutions (acquired by SunGard). What it shows is the technology may change but the challenges remain the same.

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Creating a Consolidated Balance Sheet with Orion and Quovo. Part 2: Visualizing the Data

In part 1, I showed how to integrate managed account data from Orion with outside accounts from Quovo into Orion’s balance sheet object. In part 2, I am going to show how you can visualize the consolidated balance sheet object through charts and tables.

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Creating a Consolidated Balance Sheet with Orion and Quovo. Part 1: Retrieving the Data.

You just rolled out a new client portal showing all aspects of the accounts that you oversee, but what about the accounts that you don’t oversee. Account Aggregation gives you access to outside accounts held at other institutions and provides your clients a total picture of their wealth and gives you the Advisor insight into your clients held-away assets to better serve them.

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Orion Advisor’s API: Using OData query syntax

OData query syntax is a standard way of querying RESTful APIs using a pre-defined syntax that allows the calling client to define the sort order, filter parameters and pages of data that is returned.  The full syntax can be found in section 5 of the OData Version 4.0 Part 2 specification.

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Orion Advisor’s API: Resource expansion

Several Orion API endpoints support resource expansion.  Resource expansion is a method to reduce the amount of API calls as well as the amount of traffic to and from the server.

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Orion Ascent 2017 Conference at Scottsdale, AZ

On September 18 thru 20th I attended the Orion Ascent 2017 Conference at Scottsdale, AZ and had a great time it was both informative and enjoyable. The conference was broken up into learning trails in which I participated in the developers learning trail. The developers learning trail was mainly made up of sessions on how to utilize and integrate the Orion API.

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Case Study: Asset Manager Analyst Tracker

An asset manager tracks the performance of each of their analyst’s stock recommendations for portfolio weighting throughout the year and currently this is being done via an excel spreadsheet and emails. This requires manual aggregation of the data that is time consuming and may be prone to errors.  The asset manager would like to automate this task as much as possible and has asked Suite3 to provide an application solution.  The main goals of the tracker application were to simplify the collection analyst recommendation, notify portfolio managers when recommendations are added or changed, and calculate a cumulative return for the analyst recommending.

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Orion Advisor’s API: The Power of user defined fields

Orion’s open architecture enables the sharing of information through their API. When developing a custom application with the API user defined fields (UDFs) are extremely useful in many ways especially if you trying to avoid utilizing a database. When you are creating a client portal and you do not want the weight of a database to store settings, UDFs may be a good alternative. User Defined Fields or UDFs are custom fields that can be created at different levels including client/household, account, and transaction and different datatypes including boolean, string, date, time, and numeric. The fields can be created and updated either through the API using the endpoints under /Settings/UserDefinedFields or the Orion app household overview. Once the UDF is created and populated it can be utilized through several endpoints depending on the level of the UDF was set.

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Creating an Angular 2 chart component with FusionCharts

I have used FusionCharts for both Angular 1 and Angular 2 projects and have been happy with the results.  FusionCharts is a comprehensive JavaScript charting library, with 90+ charts. In this post I show how I created an Angular 2 chart component that depicts an investment analyst return line chart shown below.

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Case Study: Investment Advisor Client Portal

An Investment Advisor’s outdated approach to providing regular client updates on their investment portfolios began to lag their competitors, and clients continued to request a modern and more secure way for their important information to be tracked and communicated. In response, Suite3 LLC were engaged to develop a client portal that would enable them to provide a higher level of service to their clients.  The goals of the portal were simplicity, speed, security, and standout style and design.

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Introduction - Who Am I and Why Am I blogging

Hello, my name is Steven Aronis I am Entrepreneur, Architect, and a full-stack developer. I have extensive experience architecting, developing and supporting complex front and back office systems for major financial service’s institutions, hedge funds, and banks for over two decades.

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