The Fundkeeper Solution

216580405 lrg Envision Financial Systems and U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC, together bring you FundKeeper, an all-inclusive operations and technology solution to transform mutual fund shareholder-servicing for brokerage firms, investment advisors, trust departments and other financial service intermediaries. With FundKeeper, your firm can increase revenue, gain operational efficiency and enhance your rep and shareholder experiences.

FundKeeper allows firms to:

  • Be paid shareholder service fees for supporting your customers mutual fund accounts
  • Eliminate the myriad of client and firm fees that may be associated with holding these accounts on the brokerage system
  • Tighten your oversight by allowing up front control of the fund line up and easy access to account data once accounts are opened
  • Gain the flexibility for product customization and innovation that comes with modern technology
  • Give your investors and representatives a single integrated interface to all of their mutual fund assets

FundKeeper combines technology, administrative and operational services to provide a turnkey approach to consolidating your mutual fund shareholder servicing:

PowerAgent Technology Suite:

  • PowerAgent – Investor broker dealers system
  • PAWorx – Highly integrated imaging and workflow system
  • PAPort – Fully configurable, device responsive investor and rep Internet inquiry, trading and e-delivery solution
  • PATools – Application Programming Interfaces to facilitate real-time delivery of investor data to your brokerage or other enterprise systems
  • PAReconciliation – Risk based account and trade reconciliation module
  • PACorrespondence – Integrated customer correspondence and reporting tool
  • On-Demand or on premise application delivery
  • Common Repository for Fund Attributes
  • Integrated real-time suitability and other compliance checks
  • Unlimited Asset allocation modeling and rebalancing

FundKeeper Administrative Services:

  • Trade, position and activity reconciliation
  • Fund data acquisition and processing

FundKeeper – Operational Services:

  • Full business process outsourcing
  • Mutual fund trading and clearing

Further details on each set of services are below:

FundKeeper Technology Capabilities

  • A single environment that supports subaccounts and NSCC Matrix Level 3 and Level 0 accounts held at the fund and simplifies subaccount conversions. Support for Matrix Level 0 accounts meets the SEC rule 17(a)-3 books and records requirements for assets held away.

  • A central fund repository where fund control settings, dividend announcements, corporate actions, daily net asset values and daily accrual rates are centralized and updated from the DTCC Mutual Fund Profile and other services. These are then immediately available to all systems, eliminating the potential for disparate and conflicting information across systems.
  • Branded web site and mobile access for account inquiry, maintenance, forms access and trading activities by the back office, reps and investors.
  • A secure hosted solution with primary, secondary and disaster recovery data centers, application monitoring and support 24/7/365.
  • Configurable account, transaction and fee types, multiple load schedules within a CUSIP, as well as asset allocation models and processing schedules without the need for programming resources.
  • Support for single sign-on capabilities into the branded web site for the back office and reps.
  • Support for interfaces to/from the platform and the broker dealer via APIs, files or images.
  • Daily and nightly system processing to post transactions and generate reports/files.
  • Testing of new enhancements within the platform environment.
  • Automated suitability and market timing testing whose findings are reported to your firm’s principals for review.
  • Systematic application of the ROA and appropriate LOI break-points to your clients’ trades.
  • Managed account support including an unlimited number of models, automatic rebalancing, asset based fees and performance calculation.
  • Advanced identification processes to locate and process “as of” transactions requiring dividend adjustments.
  • Automated reconciliation process for broker-to-broker transfers.
  • Automatic and systematic identification and resolution of CDSC, ROA and rounding differences between aggregated omnibus orders and subaccount trades on trade date.
  • Support for multi-cycle fund pricing.
  • Integrated multiple currency transaction processing and reporting.

FundKeeper Administrative Capabilities

  • Risk prioritized reconciliation of the individual account positions to the fund omnibus position.
  • Maintain all fund settings such as fund minimums, 12(b)-1 rates, load tables including fund prospectus updates.
  • Gather and maintain all dividend information, corporate action information, daily net asset values and daily accrual rates.
  • Accept automated file feed of branch/rep information.
  • Transmit trade activity and position files to Broker.
  • Transmit commission, 12(b)-1 and service fee files to Broker.

FundKeeper Back office Operations Capabilities

  • Coordinate regulatory, post-sale prospectus and proxy delivery (optional prospect prospectus delivery available).
  • Receipt of incoming mail and checks.
  • Provide access to over 16,000 CUSIPS having selling and service agreements available via the platform.
  • Back office processing including new accounts, trade processing, account maintenance, account options (SWPs, AIPs, ROA, LOI etc.) and account adjustments.
  • Perform AML compliance scans.
  • Trading and settlement with the funds.
  • Asset transfer processing for fund-to-firm, firm-to-fund and firm-to-firm transfers to the platform.
  • Not in good order review and communication with broker dealer or customer.
  • Initiate and respond to shareholder correspondence.
  • Lost shareholder and escheatment services.
  • Administer and distribute commissions, 12b-1s and fund service fees.
  • Administer short-term trading and CDSC fees.
  • Maintenance of dealer/ branch /rep information.
  • Investor tax reporting including cost basis.
  • Print and mail shareholder checks, statements, confirms and tax forms.
  • Document retention.
  • IRA account custodian services including prototype documents.
  • IRA account processing and maintenance, custody fee processing and IRA tax reporting and compliance.

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