May
21
2008

  Allocation Master

I finally remembered to install the Sungard Allocation Master software during business hours-- they've got some thing where you have to call in and get some time-stamped code to match up with your registration number. So I got it installed and tried it out.

It's funny, Terry has been in charge of the project to integrate the Allocation Master software with the AFS trading software, but he's never really used the Allocation Master software by itself. So he was looking over my shoulder a bit.

The results are interesting, but I'm still not entirely sure what kind of confidence I have in the automatic recommendations. Especially since Terry informed me that not all the assumptions are scientific, they're just educated guesses. And that's how I came up with my own asset allocation earlier in the year. I'm still working out how to use the program, but I'll post the analysis when I'm done.