Commcise CM

CommciseCM provides a standalone cloud-based Commission Management platform designed to help asset managers meet new transparency demands.

CommciseCMprovides asset managers with a turnkey solution that automatically unbundles every trade (full-service and soft dollar) and additionally provides a technology-based trade reconciliation engine. This means asset managers instantly get greater transparency on research spend and can materially increase their spending power with their research providers.

Overview of product benefits
Aggregation reinvented

Best-in-class SaaS technology and dedicated outsourced client service

Increased Transparency

Delivers full commission wallet view of all trade accruals and AM-funded research

Automation and Scalability

Supports the process with any number of CSA broker and research provider relationships

Broker neutral solution

Designed specifically to meet the needs of all asset management organisations

Integrated by design

Addresses the complete research lifecycle and eliminates manual processes

Fully automated solution

Provides a single audit trail including internal reporting for key business stakeholders

Secure technology base

Fast, secure development, delivered through high-quality user interface

Overview of product features
  • Sets accrual budgets for research providers at any level
  • Tracks allocation of budgets to portfolios
  • Automatic alerting when approaching a set funding target
Research Funding
  • Supports global funding methods: CCA, CSA, RPA and P&L
  • Flexible rules engine determines commission pools, splits
    and trade eligibility of CSA and full-service rate trades
  • Accurate unbundling of principal trades
Trade reconciliation
  • Sophisticated trade matching engine automatically pairs
    asset manager and broker CSA / Soft Dollar trades
  • Configurable CSA / Soft Dollar trade reconciliation engine
  • Fully-audited, allocation-level trade reconciliation
  • 100+ contracted brokers on network
  • Robust online exception management workflow between
    asset manager and brokers for any recon breaks
  • Supports multiple asset classes
  • Supports tri-party reconciliations including Prime Brokers
  • Automatic sweep notifications for custodial aggregation
  • Shows CSA, RPA and P&L payments within a single view
  • Payment workflow support with segregated roles
  • Automatic notification to all research providers of payment
  • Automatically generate and track payment instructions
  • View and analyse transactions in a balance
  • Intelligent rules-based targeting of funding pools where
    firms are supporting P&L and client-funded research
  • Single audit trail over all research provider expenses
  • Complete ‘full commission wallet’ reporting
  • Flexible user-customizable interactive trade dashboard
  • Reports by broker, team, voting period, asset type,
    service type, etc
  • Exportable data formats for bespoke analysis and
  • Fair allocation reporting of research funding and
    consumption down to portfolio level*
  • Comprehensive set of MiFID II reports*
Research Accounting
  • Complete double-entry accounting engine with full
    support for dynamic CSA/P&L virtual pool accounting
  • Automatic trade tagging to desk / team / strategy / entity
  • Account / client level accrual accounting of bundled trades
  • Manage level of cross-subsidisation between strategies
  • Real time CSA balances and statements across all brokers
  • Demonstrates how clients have benefited from research*
Managed services
  • Technology operations and support provided by Commcise
  • Outsourced virtual aggregation services provided by
    Euronext broker-dealer
  • API support for integration with external systems
  • Automated integration to custodial aggregators and banks
    to hold ring-fenced, client-specific CSA / P&L balances
  • Integration with internal buy-side systems – OMS / Data
    warehouse / Account Payable
  • Support for third party broker vote integration

Press Releases

Addressing the trans-Atlantic research dilemma

By Melissa Umans, Director of Business Development, Commcise Paying US-based broker-dealers for research is not without challenges for UK-based more

Addressing the trans-Atlantic research dilemma

By Melissa Umans, Director of Business Development, Commcise Paying US-based broker-dealers for research is not without challenges for UK-based more
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