London-based alternative asset manager Cheyne Capital Management has collaborated with Novus, a US-based portfolio analytics and intelligence platform, to build a fixed income analytics platform for both allocators and managers.

The new platform will provide risk-based analytics and portfolio insights to enhance investment skills, portfolio optimisation and performance potential.

Under the partnership, Cheyne Capital’s credit team will work alongside Novus’ engineers and data scientists to create the platform.

The partnership will also look to contribute to the growing understanding of factor investing in credit markets, while improving analytics offerings across the fixed income asset class.

Cheyne Capital co-founder, president and director of research Stuart Fiertz said: “Novus has made an impressive impact on the asset management industry by equipping both allocators and asset managers with insights and tools to better understand, measure and improve portfolio construction.

“At Cheyne, our priority is to consistently deliver value for our clients and the ability to have a strong understanding of both markets and positions, and glean insights accordingly is essential to achieving this.

“We see a growing opportunity for alternative asset managers and FinTech companies to work together to help propel our industry forward and provide higher-quality intelligence to allocators to improve processes for selecting investments and managers.”

Novus head of Europe Andrea Gentilini said: “Novus is committed to designing and building a world-class fixed-income analytics platform for the investor community.

“By constructing a team of cutting-edge data scientists, credit analytics specialists and industry practitioners, Cheyne has become one of the most experienced and knowledgeable fixed-income experts.

“We are excited to work with Cheyne to build this platform, which will span research and portfolio management across the credit sector, and help to accelerate the development of Portfolio Intelligence in the broader investment community.”