Sectech PensionPro Custody
Comprehensive pension custody back office functionality.
Sectech PensionPro Custody
PensionPro Custody encompasses the complete functionality for custody operations along with the specific requirements for pension custodians such as processing contributions, making pension payments and carrying out trade settlements on behalf of pension fund administrators. It can be electronically interfaced with the pension fund administrator systems for complete straight through processing. The workflows within the system for contributions and benefit payment processing are customisable and can be configured as per your requirements. Functionalities are flexibly designed and continuously upgraded to meet the regulatory requirements of multiple markets and jurisdictions.
Pension Contributions Processing
Full end-to-end workflow for the pension contributions collection process. Contribution schedule import, reconciliation with collection bank account.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS ACCOUNTS
Maintain retirements savings account with full history of employer and employee contributions. Interface with Pension Fund Administrators for reconciliation and automated updating of RSA database.
PENSION FUND ADMINISTRATOR INTERFACE
Reconciliation between Pension Fund Custodian and Pension Fund Administrators (PFAs) for collections and retirement savings account records. Automated reporting to PFAs.
Generation of reports for the pensions regulator across the full range of pensions processing activities.
INTEGRATION WITH PENSION FUND CUSTODY
Integration of pension contributions processing with pension fund investment accounts and investment allocation process.
Pension Benefits Administration
Disbursement of all benefits related payments to Retirement Savings Account holders. Maintenance of all RSA account activity and reporting to regulators. Support for annuities, death benefits, lump sum and others payment modes.
Process moving of RSA account from one Pension Fund Administrator to another or from one employer to another.
Monitor Pension Fund Administrator compliance with regulator approvals and report exceptions.
MONTHLY PROGRAMMED WITHDRAWALS
Support for automated monthly and quarterly programmed withdrawals.
RETURNED MONIES PROCESSING
Processing of monies returned due to payments sent to incorrect account numbers.
Employer & Pensioner Module
DETAILED INFORMATION CAPTURE AND RETRIEVAL
Complete details for employers as well as pensioners can be maintained on the system. Any additional requirements can be met via customizable fields.
Employers' contributions are tracked to produce contribution reports, delinquent reports, and year-end audit reports.
Voluntary Contributions Facility to process voluntary contributions and to update yearly interest earned on such contributions.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS INTEGRATION
All Systems are Employee and Employer driven. A number of employee benefits modules can be "plugged in" to the Benefit System depending on the client's requirements.
Monthly reconciliation of payments between the custodian and the plan data recorded. Monthly report on pension changes due to Spousal end guarantee period, end of integration, death of annuitant or contingent annuitant, or the beginning of new pension payments.
AD HOC REPORTS
Produce any number of ad hoc reports through running a data request selecting only those fields you wish to analyze.
Prices and Valuation
COMPREHENSIVE VALUATION ENGINE
The product supports a comprehensive valuation engine. It allows you to set up different valuation methods depending on your client’s requirements. It supports all the industry standard valuation formulae out of the box and can be configured to include any other market specific valuation method if it is required.
MULTIPLE DATA SOURCES
There is support to collect price related data from multiple price sources. Some of the standard sources supported out of the box are:
Pricing Vendors (e.g. Bloomberg, Reuters, etc. )
Excel, web api or csv feeds from exchanges or other sources.
Price extraction from SWIFT MT535 messages.
Price calculation based on configured formulae.
Manual input of prices.
A blotter interface helps you to visualize your pricing and valuation data in a single view. A configurable exception handling mechanism helps you to identify variations in the pricing and valuations which increase your efficiency to correct errors.
Safekeeping and Settlements
Process and monitor your daily operations in STP mode. The settlements engine creates trades based on client instructions, broker files or manual entries.
SAFEKEEPING ACCOUNT HIERARCHY
Safekeeping account hierarchy allows maintaining of global custodian and sub custodian accounts structures as well as direct relationships.
RULE BASED SETTLEMENT CYCLE
Configurable trade processing life cycles based on a number of parameters such as the asset type and execution arena, to take care of settlements processing in diverse markets.
DEPOSITORY INTERFACE AND RECONCILIATION
Automated positions reconciliation with local and international depositories as well as sub-custodians through a variety of interface options.
POSITION AND CREDIT CHECKING
Trade matching and settlement triggers value-dated position and cash sufficiency checking. This allows preemptive action to be taken, reducing the chances for a failed trade.
FULL RANGE OF CORPORATE EVENTS
The system covers a wide range of mandatory and voluntary distribution and reorganisation events. Events are captured through notification from a CSD, Custodian or an information provider. Entitlements are auto created and processed.
Corporate actions processing could have variations depending on the market. This engine allows you to configure the corporate actions processing depending on the market you are operating in.
WORKFLOW AND CLIENT NOTIFICATIONS
This engine allows you to customize workflows, set up alerts and notifications for users as well as your end clients at various stages.
CONFIGURABLE TAX TABLES
Net payments are computed using tax tables based on the type of asset, investor domicile, event type and many other criteria.
AUTOMATED CLIENT REPORTING
Clients can be kept informed from announcement till the close of processing of the corporate event via multiple modes such as SWIFT, email and SMS. Once the event is processed, the claims if any can directly be raised based on the information in the system.
FLEXIBLE FEE SCHEDULES
Highly customisable fee schedules make it possible to setup almost any combination of rules of calculation of settlement and safekeeping fees. Features include sliding/tiered scales, minimum fee, charging by asset type and location.
FEE SCHEDULE ASSIGNMENT
Fee schedules can be assigned to a single safekeeping account, to a group of accounts or to a relationship.
USER DEFINED SERVICES
User defined services allows setting up of one off fee (out of pocket expenses) or extraordinary services. Such services can be a flat fee, periodic, or based on service utilisation.
DETAILED CLIENT INVOICES
Client invoices contain details of all service utilisation along with the fee schedule applied, allowing for reconciliation of the computed amounts.
Provision for direct debit or for receiving bill payments into a nostro account. Payments are tracked and outstandings are updated.
MULTIPLE BILLING PERIODS AND CURRENCIES
The system allows bill generation for different frequencies based on client. The billing currency can also be selected at client or safekeeping account level.
Setup rule based compliance schedules to reflect the fund's investment charter or for regulatory compliance. Rules can be based on Investment limits, asset types, credit ratings and other criteria.
END OF DAY COMPLIANCE
Violation blotter - follow up of violation by rule/fund/severity.
REPORTING AND DATA ADMINISTRATION
Compliance report scheduler with multiple report formats. Compliance dashboards. Data dictionary.
CONSISTENCY AND ACCURACY
Support for multiple asset classes, multiple currencies and multiple fund structures.
MANAGE PHYSICAL CERTIFICATES
CustodyPlus Vault Management automates processing and tracking of certificated securities under custody across multiple vaults. Certificate locations within the vault are tracked and the transaction status relating to the certificate is maintained.
RECORD VAULT OPERATIONS
Vault operations such as Vault-in, Vault-out, Temp-out, Temp-return are recorded through the registration process of certificated securities.
MULTIPLE DENOMINATIONS AND SERIES
The system supports any mix of quantity denominations within a certificate transaction. Multiple certificate number series and numbering conventions are available. Post registration certificate consolidation is supported.
LINK TO SETTLEMENTS WORKFLOW
The Vault Management system links to the settlements workflow, such that vault operations staff are notified of the expected arrival or delivery of certificates. Certificates are referenced to trade settlements.
Vault reconciliation exception reports highlight any differences between positions held by safekeeping accounts in certificated securities and the quantities held as certificates in the vault.
MULTI-CURRENCY CASH ACCOUNTS
Cash accounts for clients can be maintained at safekeeping account or relationship level. Automated reconciliation with core banking system.
CAPITAL AND INCOME ACCOUNTS
Cash accounts can be designated as income or capital accounts. Settlement related cash transactions utilise capital accounts. Corporate Event income utilises income accounts.
Any number of cash transaction types can be setup with corresponding GL Codes. Accounting entries are passed to the core banking system.
Ability to interface with internal and external payments systems or to generate SWIFT payments instructions directly.
CASH STATEMENT REPORTING
Send clients cash statements and advice of debit or credit by SWIFT, email, fax or proprietary mode of transmission. Detailed narrations used on cash statements.
GENERAL LEDGER ACCOUNTING
The system delivers general ledger accounting for sophisticated account types and structures for mutual, institutional and pension funds. It features a fully configurable chart of accounts.
MULTIPLE TRANSACTION TYPES
Support for multiple transaction types - subscriptions, redemptions, contributions, withdrawals, dividends and corporate actions.
FEE ACCRUAL PROCESSING
Daily accrual of fees including management, administration and incentive fee.
VALUATION AND NAV
NAV production - daily, weekly or monthly. Multiple valuation types supported.
Standard accounting reports with on-demand access to ledgers and journals, valuation reports and general ledger reports that include NAV and the Trial Balance.
Monitor Fund Administrator compliance with regulator approvals and report exceptions.
Generation of reports for the regulator across the full range of processing activities.
STANDALONE PRICING SYSTEM
Cut down on counterparty risk with built-in Residual Spread Analysis, enabling you to independently verify the prices obtained from brokers, dealers and banks.
COMPREHENSIVE RISK MEASURES
Get a comprehensive view of your risk. VaR, Key Rate Duration, Delta and Gamma are just a few of the wide range of calculations at your disposal.
PRICE BEHAVIOR ANALYSIS
This advanced approach to risk management keeps you steps ahead of the game. Our Price Behavior Curves (PBCs) projects fair values relative to changes in economic variables such as interest rates, inflation rates, equity indices, default rates and more.
Reports & Analytics
All client reports can be scheduled for automated generation and transmission on a client by client basis or even at safekeeping account level. Reports can be sent to multiple destinations.
MULTIPLE TRANSMISSION MODES
Provide customers with a holistic perspective of day-to-day performance, valuation and forecasted future cash flows.
From configurable automatic generation to specific on-demand needs, our Reports module enables you to deliver impressive targeted quality in terms of content and visual presentation.
Performance Measurement & Attribution
MULTIPLE RETURN TYPES
Multiple return types (capital, income, base/local currency, gross or net of fees)
EASY RETRIEVAL OF INFORMATION
Roll-up to any classification level and report to any time frame and currency
ACCURATE BREAKDOWNS FOR EASY ANALYSIS
Decomposition of return to security and FX component. Fund-of-Funds and benchmarks look-through for in-depth performance analysis
TRACK MULTIPLE MANAGERS
Multi-manager performance tracking
GROUP PORTFOLIO TRACKING
Calculation of performance in group of portfolios and contribution to each portfolio
Extensive range of financial instruments are covered (from plain vanilla listed securities to OTC derivative and structured products)
COMPREHENSIVE AUDIT TRAIL
Detailed maintenance of return figures for full audit trail
SIMPLE YET POWERFUL VISUALS
Visual presentation of performance measures
Instantly identify and resolve issues
MULTIPLE OPERATIONAL AREAS
Gain total visibility of all operations instantly and save time compared to running multiple reports
Quick identification of data outliers and correlations leading to better management of operations.
COMPREHENSIVE OUT-OF THE BOX REPORTS
Generate more than 45 different reports to obtain a holistic perspective on the overall management of the agency and the pension fund in general.
EASY EXPORT TO OTHER FORMATS
For ad hoc reporting capabilities, retrieve custom data sets and export them instantly to Microsoft Excel or csv.
AUTOMATED REPORT SCHEDULER
A flexible rule based system of client notifications ensures timely reporting for different events on the system.
MULTIPLE MODES AND FORMATS
Multiple modes of reporting including SWIFT, encrypted email, SMS and proprietary file formats.
CUSTOMIZABLE REPORT PACKAGES
MULTIPLE OFF THE SHELF INTERFACES
Interfaces with popular core banking systems like Finacle, Flexcube, T24 are available right away.
REAL-TIME OR SCHEDULED
Integration in real time or via scheduled export
Automated exchange of data via API
RANGE OF INTERFACES
The system is designed to interface with all types of market participants such as brokers, asset/fund managers, custodians, registrars, transfer agents and depositories.
DEPOSITORY INTERFACE AND RECONCILIATION
Automated positions reconciliation with local and international depositories as well as other entities through a variety of interface options.
CASH RECONCILIATION WITH CORE BANKING SYSTEM
Automated transactions and balance reconciliation with core banking systems to ensure that mirror accounts are in sync with core banking accounts.
Self-service Digital Portal
EASY TO USE
Provide standard and wizard-based portals for customers and partners to quickly and accurately initiate and maintain self-service transactions and communication; use a common look and feel through any preeminent web browser.
Our web client platform provide investors with a 360° overview of their portfolio valuation, performance, future cash flows and personal reports.
Real-time access to reports and investment information
Document Management System
Streamlined central storage and organization of documents
ADVANCED DIGITAL DOCUMENT REPOSITORY
All documents stored securely in digital form.
EASE OF MANAGEMENT
Management of faxes, emails, and scanned documents
POWERFUL SEARCH AND DISCOVERY
Retrieve documents using the comprehensive search feature based on one or more parameters.
ENTERPRISE-GRADE SECURITY CONTROLS
Industry standard security protocols for storage and transmission.
Workflow & Customer Query Management
END TO END TRACKING
Customer queries are tracked from initiation to resolution with automated workflow process.
This report gives the complete information regarding the time-frames for customer queries as well escalate long-running queries for swift resolution.
ADVANCED SEARCH CAPABILITIES
Get real-time access to all customer queries with powerful search features.
KYC & AML
KYC identity and verification checks for individuals
KYB corporate registry and beneficial ownership checks
AML proactive monitoring and alerts or rescreening
AML transaction screening (sender, beneficiary, bank, reference text)
Transaction monitoring for suspicious behaviour (real-time/retrospective)
FATCA & CRS ONBOARDING
Ensure that your new customer on-boarding processes are compliant with FATCA and CRS.
PROSPECTS & INVESTORS PROFILING SECTIONS
Extensive Information including Corporate Information
Client Relationships (E.g. Business, Family, etc.)
Contacts and Preferences
Investment Goals & Objectives
Investment Restrictions, Rules and Constraints
Suitability of the funds - MIFID
Investment Preferences, fees and Marketing
AGED ANALYSIS REPORTING – 30/60/90 DAY RULE
This report displays accounts with their aged balances . This enables you to follow up on overdue accounts as well proactively target accounts where the information needs renewal.
Property Management Module
FULL RANGE OF PROPERTY OPERATIONS
Property operations across real estate asset classes
STORE AND RETRIEVE DETAILED INFORMATION
Securely maintain expenses, accept rent, and create reporting.
FORECAST CASH FLOWS
Track budgets, rent, insurance payments and more with powerful reporting.
Initial Public Offering
END TO END PROCESSING
The system offers a dedicated module for processing of IPO’s from subscription till allotment.
DETAILED SUBSCRIBER INFORMATION
Complete details of subscribers, both retail as well as institutional, can be captured. There are customizable sections which cater to any market specific regulatory requirements.
AUTOMATED ALLOCATION MANAGEMENT
The allocation criteria finalized by the issuer can be captured on the system and automatically applied to the subscriptions.
Once allotment is finalized, all subscribers are notified automatically via email or SMS.
For unsuccessful subscriptions, refunds are made automatically from the IPO account to the accounts indicated by the applicant on the application form.
TRANSFER TO REGISTRAR
The successful allotments are then sent to the registrar to form the register for this issue. This can be done via bulk data export or an automated interface.