SQM launches enhanced adviser platform

SQM Research has launched an expanded, more “cost effective” platform for advisers, which includes comprehensive investing information and portfolio blending tools.

In a statement, Australian investment research house SQM Research announced its enhanced platform is now available to advisers.

The platform now provides analytics on over 9,000 managed funds, ASX-listed equities and encompasses SQM’s existing property data and automated valuations software.

Managing director of SQM Research Louis Christopher said, “Our expanded analytics platform puts SQM Research on a level playing field with its peers – with one big advantage our service is significantly more cost effective and includes residential property research, equities data, as well as investment fund qualitative ratings, enabling advisers to give a more detailed statement of advice.”

This new investment information is available as a subscription for advisers and other investment professionals for $3,000 for an individual, the statement said, while free trials of the platform are now available.

As part of the new service offering, SQM Research’s platform includes portfolio blending tools as part of its Funds Research service.

The blending tools integrate with direct equities analytics and will eventually integrate with individual residential property risk-return profiling, in what will be an Australian first, the statement said.

“As part of this endeavour, we will shortly begin the task of calculating the individual risk profile of every established residential dwelling in the country,” Mr Christopher said.

The firm said they are also on the path to building next-generation desktop property valuation models that can take into account detailed information on new renovations, the condition of the property, the type of view and even the slope of the land.

“Users will be able to receive accurate interactive valuations while inspecting properties, based on the attributes they witness during inspections,” Mr Christopher said.

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