To commence an Investment Datafeed from Mason Stevens provider, please follow these steps:
NOTE: Investment Datafeeds are only available to users holding an Investment Adviser License or Comprehensive Adviser License.
Contact your BDM for more information on License Types.
There are two types of Datafeeds we receive from this provider
Existing Processor/File Format
'- Adviser code format is Numeric
- It is directly provided through Mason Stevens
EPI 4.0 | CSV
Mason Stevens GIS
- Adviser code format is Alphanumeric
- It is integrated with us through Bluedoor
- Mason Stevens GIS include Exchange as "UNL" (Unlisted) in their data files. Due to this, all the assets are created as "Custom Products" and the default asset allocation goes to "Others".
EPI 4.2 | XML
PHASE ONE - REQUEST THE DATAFEED
The first step is to request the initialisation of the datafeed.
Send the below email:
SUBJECT: Mason Stevens Datafeed
To Mason Stevens Support Team,
Please take the necessary action to commence a datafeed from Mason Stevens to AdviserLogic for my client data.
Adviser Name: [Insert Adviser Name]
Adviser Code: [Insert Adviser Code]
Once you have done so, please reply by email confirming that the datafeeds have been set up.
Once the feed is set up, you can further link it to your account.
Go to your AdviserLogic account, select Datafeeds. Click on Datafeed codes, select Add and Mason Stevens from the providers dropdown. Add your Adviser code that you must have received from data provider and Save it.
That's it. Your data will arrive next day under Datafeeds> All Datafeeds list.
GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE MASON STEVENS DATAFEED
What information does this feed provide?
Investment Details: Unit Balance and Transactional Data, including purchases, redemptions and distributions.
This Datafeed updates daily.
What information is not available?
Insurance Policy Information
What conflicts might it cause?
Mason Stevens Datafeeds are unusual in that each Client account can have several Account Codes associated with them. Normally this is not a problem (only one Account Code has Asset data linked to it, normally). Very occasionally, it results in duplication of data.
If that happens, the Support Team can assist with working out which Account Code to remove in order to resolve the issue, but you should be aware of this potential issue.
Mason Stevens provides a Datafeed to Class. If a Class Datafeed is active to AdviserLogic, it may conflict with the Mason Stevens Datafeed and cause duplication.
Current Limitation of Mason Steven Datafeeds
Mason Stevens GIS include Exchange as "UNL" (Unlisted) in their data files. As a result, Managed Funds and Aussie shares are being received as Custom Products from this Provider and the default asset allocation goes to "Others".
Workaround – Portfolio Analysis (X-Ray) tool
The Portfolio X-Ray tool enables the adviser to explore true asset allocation while uncovering exposure to various investment styles, geographic regions, sectors, and more
Advisers can manually pull an asset allocation chart/report by adding these Investments on this tool
More information on how Portfolio X-Ray https://adviserlogic.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/360001683276-Portfolio-X-Ray
What are we doing to fix this?
Our Datafeed Team has reached out a few times to the provider requesting to include the correct listing for each investment, however, we have not been able to receive it in this format yet. That said, our Technical Team is working on an enhancement to change the way we read the data.