Eagle Investment Systems Corp. today announced it will join with Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage to develop a new product for the Hedge Fund industry – software that will provide expanded partnership and tax reporting capabilities.
The software, called PT-Plus, is targeted for release by the 4th quarter of 2002. It will provide Hedge Fund companies with improved partnership-accounting and tax capabilities in such areas as allocations, layering, tax compliance, flexible incentive and performance-based fee calculations. Other investor, regulatory, and tax reporting features will also be available. Hedge Funds will be able to run PT-Plus on their own hardware, or choose to have it hosted externally and accessible through a Web-based interface. PT-Plus will allow Hedge Funds to perform several functions:
track the capital investments of investors and shareholders
tailor multi-currency and/or multi-basis general ledgers for all required instrument typesautomate pricing from unlimited sources
fully automate the creation of annual financial and tax reports, such as K-1’s and offshore client reports
The software will also be integrated with Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage’s portfolio accounting system, MSPA, enabling those Hedge Funds that rely on MSPA to use PT-Plus for partnership accounting and tax preparation. “We believe PT-Plus will become the industry standard, and combined with MSPA will provide a complete and powerful accounting solution for Hedge Funds,” said Mark Rice, head of technology for Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage.
“As a long-time industry leader, Morgan Stanley’s prime brokerage and Hedge Fund expertise, coupled with our leading-edge technology, make this relationship a perfect marriage. We feel together we are poised to provide a state-of-the-art partnership and tax solution to the Hedge Fund industry,” said David Palten, President of Eagle.
“We continually strive to provide clients with superior products and services. By collaborating with Eagle, we are able to deliver a much-needed solution to the Hedge Fund community,” said Seth Weinstein, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Prime Brokerage.
Leveraging the advanced technological design and robust functionality of Eagle’s product suite, Eagle PACET and Eagle STAR, PT-Plus will be fully integrated with these products and available for local installation or via a licensed ASP model hosted by Eagle.
Eagle PACE is a Web-based investment portfolio management system that includes performance measurement, performance attribution, integration with VAR providers, a robust report designer and report distribution capabilities via the Eagle Portal, or wireless devices.
Eagle PACE is a Web-based investment accounting system featuring multiple accounting books, multiple base currencies, a rules-based architecture to facilitate rapid change without programming, support for multiple sources of reference data, and complete securities accounting and real-time ledger accounting.