Our Technology, Your Results
eConnectDirect’s multifaceted tools are customizable to your business environment and investing needs. We’ll guide you through the setup process so your eConnectDirect experience provides you with the information you need to make daily transactions simple and profitable.
Since eConnectDirect’s advanced technology is customizable to your business and investing needs, accessing information, generating timely responses, easily identifying opportunities and managing your portfolio just got easier.
How can these solutions increase your ROI, save you time and/or deliver measurable results to your institution?
This advanced technology delivers a simple result. eConnectDirect easily organizes offerings from hundreds of dealers so you can effectively search and compare pricing and yields. This systematic unbiased approach provides you the resource to evaluate the best bond, not just the "bond-of-the-day."
Compare and document yields across a variety of suitable investment types. Easily evaluate opportunities and trends from sector to sector to be assured you are getting the best ROI.
Different markets drive different conclusions. Now easily compare terms and yields to accomplish your investment goals:
- CDs vs. Agency Bullets
- Agency Fixed vs. Agency Steps
- AAA Corporate vs. BQ Municipal Bonds
- New Issues vs. Secondary Offerings
Every user is unique, and eConnectDirect allows each client to customize and define their own work environment through:
- Notifications and Permissions: Define roles and responsibilities, and select individuals to receive on-time notices to get the right information to the proper people in a timely manner. Let technology be the middleman to save time, increase efficiency and provide better communication.
- Eligible Investments: Through profiles and saved search filters, you can customize the eConnectDirect marketplace to define your "suitable" investments.
- Offering Disclosures: Comprehensive CD settings allow for better communication to issuers and reduce the need for outbound calls. Easily view available payment frequencies, interest payment types (ACH or checks), early withdrawal penalties, settlement dates and more.
- Settlement Instructions: You define and we manage the settlement process. Cash, DVP and Prime Brokerage Accounts are available. Click here to learn more about Pershing Safekeeping.
Securities Account Access
Receive real-time access to your Pershing account information online to view:
Additional securities accounts include:
- Deliver-versus-Payment (DVP)
- Prime Brokerage
Request a Quote (by CUSIP)
Whether you are interested in receiving a competitive bid (Selling) or an offer (Buying) to compare to other submitted quotes, simply provide the CUSIP, quantity and settlement date and you will receive a response with an executable quote to compare and transact.
Sliding Rates and Odd Terms
eConnectDirect CD issuers have the opportunity to publish rates across multiple terms ("Sliding Terms"), allowing investors to search and make transactions within specific maturity buckets that fit their ladder. Combined with the magnitude of maturities across other asset classes, eConnectDirect provides opportunities in almost every monthly increment from one month to 30+ years.
For investors looking to maintain or develop a dynamic cash flow ladder, eConnectDirect provides a variety of visual tools, printable reports and a magnitude of inventory to support this investment strategy. Identify maturity buckets of interest and the pre-purchase order process will automatically identify the post-purchase change in your ladder.
All trades submitted on eConnectDirect are documented, filled and confirmed online following a sophisticated order processing system designed to save time, provide redundancy, meet investment policies and objectives and to deliver best execution.
Updated Inventory and Pricing
eConnectDirect uses multiple resources, technologies, providers and redundancies to deliver the most up-to-date pricing available on all of its published offerings. This represents hundreds of CD issuers, thousands of bonds and trillions of outstanding debt. It's updated in real time every trading day to deliver to you a reliable resource for gathering timely information and executing in the most efficient way with institutional pricing.
FDIC/NCUA Insurance Scrub (CDs)
This proprietary technology delivers a simple, safe and reliable means of viewing CD offerings. Every inventory page is customized to you based on your insurance availability with each financial institution. Through multiple resources, eConnectDirect actively monitors NCUA and FDIC acquisitions, failures, and mergers, "scrubbing" out offerings for which you already own.
Insurance Analysis (CDs)
Preservation of capital, FDIC/NCUA insurance1, term and yield are core components when purchasing CDs. eConnectDirect's proprietary insurance analysis is designed to give you on-demand piece of mind and tangible reporting to confirm compliance regarding the first two.
eConnectDirect regularly updates and accommodates mergers, acquisitions and failures to deliver an easy, safe and reliable mechanism to purchase CDs. All of this information is actively reported and made available (on demand) through a comprehensive Insurance Analysis Report available online.
1Although CDs may have a measure of FDIC Insurance, if the investor does not hold a CD to the end of term, the investor may lose principal; the extent to which any principal is protected is subject to the quality of the issuer's credit and CDs are subject to the risk that the issuer might not be able to meet schedule interest payments; the investor may not earn interest if the instrument is not held to term or if the underlying assets perform poorly; withdrawal penalties may apply; investors do not directly participate in the returns of the index; and there may be limited liquidity in the secondary market.
Institution Find (CDs)
In coordination with the Insurance Scrub and Insurance Analysis, eConnectDirect provides a fast and simple way to identify your insurance availability in any bank and readily view all competing offerings available through the eConnectDirect platform.
By documenting and illustrating the hierarchy of mergers and acquisitions, this has proven to be a necessary tool to evaluate offerings outside the eConnectDirect Scrub before purchasing.
Inventory filters can be applied (and saved) to customize your eConnectDirect sessions. Save investment policy parameters, create benchmark searches and/or apply specific parameters to meet individual investment objectives.
In short, eConnectDirect allows technology to navigate through the aggregation of inventory to present an easy, fast and effective way to view offerings, compare opportunities and transact on pre-qualified investment choices.
Some filters include:
- Asset Class and Sectors
- Term Limits
- Callable Parameters
- Price Parameters
- Credit Profiles
- IDC Scores (CDs only)
- New Issues Only (Y/N)
- Secondary Offerings Only (Y/N)