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Factsheet challenges

By Andrew Sherlock, Chief Operating Officer, Opus Nebula

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| 04/03/2020 18:06:40

Producing factsheets manually in Microsoft Word or PowerPoint always has its challenges.
Typically, these include;

Template management
This is very complex to manage and often results in branding, layout and content differences between funds and regions/languages.

Reduced volumes
Usually, a smaller number of factsheets are produced because of the manual nature of the process. Often teams produce factsheets at fund level, combining multiple share classes into a single document. This isn’t ideal, as the investor has to work out which share class they are invested in rather than receiving a factsheet that is personal and relevant to them and their investment.

Overcrowded pages
Combining multiple share classes to a single factsheet also leads to a lack of space. Displaying multiple share classes on the single report means the space available becomes extremely limited. This results in a lot of time and effort being expended in squeezing elements on the page and moving them around to fit. This in turn makes the factsheets harder to read and more confusing to the end investor.

Manual delays
Due to the manual nature of the production process, many eyes have to review and sign off the factsheets, resulting in delays to production and distribution.

Single language factsheets
In an attempt to reduce the manual and labour-intensive activities, some firms produce factsheets in the minimum of languages, perhaps even just English. Whilst reducing the burden for the investment firm, it contradicts the move towards personalisation of reporting to the investor.

As an industry we see a move towards personalisation of the factsheet and all communication with the investor. Fewer and fewer firms are producing fund level factsheets and they are definitely in the reducing minority.

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