Is there limitations if you only subscribe to one module of Synaptic Research?

The full fund research functionality is only available if your firm subscribes to both the product and fund research modules of Synaptic Research. The following table shows which elements of the fund functionality are included in which modules:

Type of   fund research
Product   module
Fund   module
Both
Unit   trusts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Investment   trusts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Life funds
No
Yes
Yes
Pension   funds
No
Yes
Yes
Offshore   funds
No
Yes
Yes
Funds from   a promoter
No
Yes
Yes
Linked   funds on a contract
No
No
Yes
Manual   fund lists
No
Yes
Yes
Other fund   functionality
 
 
 
Full fund   data
No
Yes
Yes
Full fund   graphing
No
Yes
Yes
Check fund   availability
Yes
No
Yes
Fund   factsheets
Yes
Yes
Yes
Linked   contracts in factsheets
Yes
No
Yes

In other words, if your firm only subscribes to the product module, you can only carryout fund research into unit trusts. You do not have access to life, pension or offshore funds. In addition, the system only includes very limited data about funds for use in filtering and building grids; the list of fields does not include quartile rankings, risk metrics such as alpha etc. Finally, if you only subscribe to the product module then the system only provides access to one out of its many types of graph. (The others are disabled and greyed out.)

If your firm only subscribes to the fund module then you can see all the functionality except those parts which relate to the contracts on which funds are available. You cannot carry out research into the funds available on a specific contract, and fund factsheets do not include a list of the contracts through which they can be bought.

Restricted fund data items

The following fields of fund data are not available (either for inclusion in the grid, or for ranking purposes) if your firm only subscribes to the product module of Synaptic Research:

Features tab

Quartile ranking features (e.g. Top quartile 1 year)

Conditions tab

Manager

Launch date

Stats tab

Best 12 months

Worst 12 months

Gain years

Loss years

All quartile ranking fields

All risk metrics other than volatility (e.g. alpha, Sharpe ratio)