What is a Trended Securities Summary Report?

Trended Securities Summary Reports are considered monthly analysis tools and are used by investment managers and analysts to monitor monthly trends in their portfolios. Some of the main functionality in this type of monthly trend report is that it dynamically lists months up to the current period across the columns with market values and yields in percent and amount figures down the rows. The top section (not visible in the screenshot below) shows the current market value of each security type, while the bottom section shows the yields. Color coding at the cell level helps the user quickly see high and low performing months and securities. You find an example of this type of monthly trend report below.

Purpose of Trended Securities Summary Portfolio Reports

Credit Unions use Trended Securities Portfolio Summary Reports to easily discover trends and compare security values and yields. When used as part of good business practices in Investment- and Finance Departments, a company can improve its securities strategies and profitability, and it can reduce the chances that important trends and outliers are discovered later than necessary.

Example of a Trended Securities Summary Portfolio Report

Here is an example of a Trended Securities Summary Report with monthly values and yields by security category as well as actual to budget comparisons.

Example of a Trended Securities Summary Portfolio Report for Credit Unions

Example of a Trended Securities Summary Portfolio Report for Credit Unions

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Who Uses This Type of Monthly trend report?

The typical users of this type of monthly trend report are: Investment managers, securities portfolio managers, analysts.

Other Reports Often Used in Conjunction with Trended Securities Portfolio Reports

Progressive Investment- and Finance departments sometimes use several different Trended Securities Portfolio Reports, along with securities transaction reports, investment dashboards, KPI dashboards, securities dashboards and other management and control tools.

Where Does the Data for Analysis Originate From?

The Actual (historical transactions) data typically comes from portfolio management software and enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems like: Microsoft Dynamics 365 (D365) Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365 Business Central (D365 BC), Microsoft Dynamics AX, Microsoft Dynamics NAV, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics SL, Sage Intacct, Sage 100, Sage 300, Sage 500, Sage X3, SAP Business One, SAP ByDesign, Acumatica, Netsuite and others.

In analyses where budgets or forecasts are used, the planning data most often originates from in-house Excel spreadsheet models or from professional corporate performance management (CPM/EPM) solutions.

What Tools are Typically used for Reporting, Planning and Dashboards?

Examples of business software used with the data and ERPs mentioned above are:

  • Native ERP report writers and query tools
  • Spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel)
  • Corporate Performance Management (CPM) tools (for example Solver)
  • Dashboards (for example Microsoft Power BI and Tableau)

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