Some investment managers use umbrella structures for various reasons and these stuctures can also play a part in the world of shareholding disclosure. We have created functionality around umbrella funds within the Rapptr aggregation framework. This article explains the logic behind these umbrellas and the effect on the results generated when the rules are executed.
The article "Rapptr Aggregation Framework" describes the general aggregation framework, in regards to aggregation level and structure. The umbrellas relate only to the aggregation level. The article further defines all the various levels which Rapptr uses, these are:
- All Entities
- All Entities And Portfolio
- Top Level Company
Umbrella disclosures will trigger under rules which run on 'Portfolio' or 'AllEntitiesAndPortfolio'. The logic we have implemented can be summarised in this way:
"If a portfolio's direct parent is an umbrella and if a portfolio level disclosure is required, Rapptr will trigger the disclosure on the parent umbrella, aggregating all portfolios underneath that specific umbrella"
Below is a small example illustrating how this works. As mentioned, only rules with the aggregation levels 'Portfolio' or 'AllEntitiesAndPortfolio' will trigger these types of disclosures, so the below will display the these two types of aggregation levels when an umbrella is part of the aggregation structure.
Example 1: Portfolio
When Rapptr triggers portfolio level disclosures in cases where an umbrella exists, portfolios that have an umbrella as a direct parent (e.g. 'Global High Dividend Fund' and 'Global Macro Fund') will be aggregated under the umbrella and a disclosure will be made on the umbrella level. As 'Ebbe Pension Plan Customer Fund' does not have an umbrella parent, Rapptr will trigger a disclosure on the portfolio itself, based solely on the assets in that portfolio.
Example 2: AllEntitiesAndPortfolio
In regards to the umbrella level disclosures, this scenario is exactly the same and the logic which Rapptr uses is identical in this regard. The only difference is that Rapptr will also trigger disclosures on the 'FundApps Capital' level, aggregating across all the three portfolios.