October 1, 2013 – BondWave LLC (“BondWave”) announced new enhancements to their solutions’ core engine, while simultaneously re-branding the service as “DeskView™”. Previously known as “BondWave Program Manager®”, DeskView™ is a fixed income solution used by a growing number of bond specialists and trading desk personnel that provides an integrated set of tools for portfolio proposals, trade opportunity mining, strategy-based investing, automated monitoring and reporting. The new brand follows a convention similar to BondWave’s RepView™ and Firmview™ solutions and is another step in an initiative aimed to create a more simplified, integrated and efficient fixed-income experience for senior management, trading, advisors and their clients.
“The most significant new feature of the DeskView 2.11 release is the support for Non-USD denominated bonds”, said Matt Treter, Senior Vice President of Products and Content Strategies. “DeskView now includes appropriate references to international securities’ numbers and support for currency exchange rates throughout the application. For example, users may now select a display currency for trade proposals and reports to show securities and proposals in the currency of their choice.”
Treter continued: “In addition, based on direct customer feedback, the new 2.11 release also brings a significant number of enhancements to our reporting features and many of the most commonly-utilized reports in the platform have seen enhancements while a number of new reports have also been introduced.”
Interface changes include reorganizing menu options into a more logical presentation and updating the terminology to align with BondWave’s strategic direction and ongoing initiatives. A new interactive user guide is searchable by a table of contents, topic or free-form text entry.
Other enhancements included in the latest DeskView™ release include changes to automated inspections, additions to bond descriptive data and updates to bond calculations. CEO Russ Graham added, “BondWave is committed to continuously enhancing the DeskView platform, as well as our RepView™ and Firmview™ services, to meet the needs of our customers and provide leading-edge solutions designed to improve information delivery and communication between all parties in the fixed income investment process.”
BondWave LLC (BondWave®) is a provider of innovative fixed income software solutions designed to assist senior management, traders and advisors in serving their clients, and is a registered investment advisor. BondWave Advisors®, our advisory branch, allows firms to access our technology solutions and services on an outsourced basis. As a combined firm we serve a wide range of customers, from small independent RIAs to some of the largest broker-dealers and custody providers in the financial services industry.
BondWave focuses on helping financial professionals provide unparalleled service and individual bond investing strategies for their customers, enabling a smarter fixed income experience. Our software products include:
- DeskView – a platform for bond specialists and trading desk personnel that provides an integrated set of tools for portfolio proposals, trade opportunity mining, strategy-based investing, automated monitoring and reporting.
- RepView –an easy-to-use graphical web portal that enhances an advisor’s fixed income relationship with his client through important fixed income account information, timely alerts, and client-ready reports.
- Firmview – enables a management team to visualize fixed income opportunities – from a top-level overview down to details for regions, advisors and accounts (available mid-2014).
- BondWave is committed to helping firms improve communication between fixed income specialists, advisors and clients, and to enhance their overall fixed income investment services.