Newsletter

Newsletter No.10

October 02, 2008

Don’t imitate, innovate! At fundinfo.com we can identify very well with this advertising slogan of a famous German fashion label. Ever since its launch back in January 2006, our platform has distinguished itself through innovation and ongoing improvement of the services offered.

On 1 October 2008, fundinfo.com was upgraded to the new version 2.0. The new enhanced platform offers innovative features which we have not yet seen in the same form on any other fund platform in Europe. Therefore, fundinfo.com is possibly the first fund platform to publish free of charge and update on a daily basis the fund ratings of five renowned rating agencies simultaneously. It will be interesting to see which platforms follow suit and introduce the same innovative features in the near future.

What is new on “fundinfo 2.0″?

From 1 October 2008, fundinfo will have a new look with a new enhanced user interface. However, the most important innovative features go beyond the user interface:

The search engine has been greatly improved, enabling users to locate funds and fund documents far more quickly and efficiently;

  • Users may now search specifically for ETFs and funds of funds;
  • We now publish the fund ratings of the following five leading rating agencies on our platform:
    Citywire
    Feri EuroRating Services
    Morningstar
    Sauren Fonds-Research
    Standard & Poors Fund Management;
  • Due to a new structure of the database, the access is now faster.
  • The statistical analyses for participating fund providers have been improved. The data provided is now more detailed. You may now retrieve statistics at any time online, updated on a daily basis.
  • In the future, when you add funds to your Favourites list, you will be promptly and automatically notified of any changes in the funds’ rating.
Newly activated interface to Swissquote

The interface to our business partner Swissquote was activated on 1 July 2008. The original documents of fund providers are now published on the leading Swiss online trading platform as well.

New members

The number of fund providers participating in fundinfo.com continues to increase rapidly. The latest members of fundinfo.com are:

  • Davis Funds
  • DB Platinum
  • db x-trackers
  • Eaton Vance
  • FundLogic
  • Gerifonds
  • Lyxor
  • Montanaro
  • NPB Neue Privatbank
  • Putnam
  • Swiss Life Asset Management
Cooperation with broker pools in Germany

The first cooperation agreement was signed with a leading broker pool in Germany in July 2008. We shall provide more details as soon as the interface is up and running. Negotiations are also underway with other broker pools and online financial communities in Germany and Austria. As a result, investors will increasingly be able to receive fund documents from fundinfo.com via these distribution channels as well in the future.

We wish you much continued success with finding, viewing and subscribing to fund providers’ original documents.

Yours sincerely,

Your fundinfo.com team