At-a-glance management to save time and costs
For investors, managing debt terms, payments, covenants and other details can quickly become a job that a spreadsheet alone can’t handle. While even the most sophisticated spreadsheets can track and provide some analysis, it doesn’t generate sophisticated, transparent reporting. Beyond analysis, the use of spreadsheets raises the risk of common entry mistakes, file corruption and broken formulas. Managing these obstacles costs valuable resources, time, and money, ultimately preventing data-driven decisions.
The ChathamDirect Debt Management system helps clients ease the burdens of managing and reporting their debt portfolio. This web-based system centralizes all debt information and performs tasks such as tracking covenants, building payment budgets, and managing critical event dates. The system serves to guide the workflow for debt management processes while organizing key documents.
The application goes beyond tracking debt with debt insights. It also provides powerful reporting alternatives, such as scenario analysis under hypothetical future interest rate environments, portfolio-level weighted average rates and maturities, and linked hedge and debt instruments. This provides a comprehensive interest rate exposure evaluation.
How ChathamDirect provides practical management of client debt portfolios
ChathamDirect for Debt Management provides investors a solution which covers both day-to-day operations and well as major events such as new debt placement and merger and acquisition activities. What’s more, Chatham’s debt and derivatives advisors work with clients on their debt portfolios.
Attention is given to initial system implementation and new loan entry from day one through maturity. Some features of the Debt Management system include:
- Robust reporting. Over 50 different computations for more than 100 data fields allow clients to create automated or ad hoc reports for internal management and investor filings.
- Debt and Derivative Valuation. Built on Chatham’s interest rate model platform, the system provides mark-to-market debt and derivatives valuation.
- Organization and Reminders. We build interest expense and principle payment schedules through maturity, set critical date reminders. In addition, we have access to an audit trail of communications surrounding the debt documentation. Everything is in one place and managed with custom user permissions.
How companies work with Chatham’s Debt Management application
The Debt Management system eases the burden of loan management while increasing the flexibility of getting multi-dimensional views on debt portfolios. With no software to install, this web-based system uses the number of loans as a basis for pricing discussions. This ensures that clients enjoy proportionate value. From evaluation of fixed/floating interest rate exposure to yield maintenance and defeasance scenario comparisons, clients can perform analysis using market-rate feeds that directly impact business planning and decisions. This avoids manual calculations and external system look ups. All these analyses can be discussed with Chatham’s capital market experts, achieving the perfect balance between technology and professional expertise.