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Introduction to Schwab Advisor Portfolio Connect® Overview Dashboards

Introduction to Schwab Advisor Portfolio Connect® Overview Dashboards

The Overview Dashboard is a view within Schwab Advisor Portfolio Connect designed to provide quick access to key information about an account, account group, or your firm. Each content item provides information including asset allocation, total value, cash balance, and performance data.

Key features related to the Client Overview Dashboard:

  • Insight into an account's value over time.
  • Time weighted return at the Account, Account Group, and Asset Class levels.
  • Interactive charts that include daily changes in value and performance.
  • Analysis views of Account or Account Group Components of Change.
  • Ability to pick historical dates in an Account or Account Group and view the dashboard.

Key features related to the Firm Overview Dashboard:

  • A snapshot of total Assets Under Management, comparison to previous quarters, and a visual representation. of your firm's change over time.
  • A firm level view of net and total contributions quarter to date.
  • Average account value for your book of business and the total number of active accounts.
  • Firm Components of Change that can be tailored to preferred time periods.
  • Top flows and breakdowns by account.

After you select an account or account group to view, you will see displayed on the Client Overview Dashboard:

Default Content Item nameDescriptionData points available
Account/Account Group ValueAccount or Account Group Total Value on the As Of date.
  • Total Value—Total Value of all positions for the date displayed.
  • Net Change—% Change in Total Value for the time period displayed.
Cash and EquivalentsAccount or Account Group Total Cash on the As Of date.
  • Cash and Cash Equivalents—Balance of Cash on the As of Date. The balance includes position value for all Security Types set to Treat As Cash.
  • Average Cash Balance— Average Cash Balance for the time period displayed.
Net ContributionsAccount or Account Group Net Contributions for the displayed time period.
  • Net Contributions—Net value of Contributions and Withdrawals for the displayed time period.
  • Contributions—Sum of all Contributions for the displayed time period.
Investment GainAccount or Account Group Investment Gain, Time-Weighted Rate of Return Net of Fees (TWR & Benchmark TWR) for the displayed time period.
  • Investment Gain— Dollar amount of Performance Gain during the specified time period.
  • Account/Account Group Net TWR—Account/Account Group Time-Weighted Rate of Return Net of Fees for the specified time period.
  • Benchmark Net TWR—Time-weighted return of the displayed benchmark.
Components of ChangeAccount or Account Group change in value for a specific time period, and the various components that affected the change.

Additional details of the Components of Change data points are available in the Analysis mode, which can be accessed in the top-right corner of Components of Change.
  • AUM Beginning Value—Total Value on the Beginning Date of the specified time period.
  • Net Contributions—(Contributions – Withdrawals) for the specified time period.
  • Income—(Dividend + Interest) for the specified time period.
  • Capital Appreciation— Change in Account/Account Group value attributed to increase in value in the account/account group.
  • Expenses—(Management Fees + Other Fees) for the specified time period.
  • Change in Accrued Income—Change in Accrued Income for the specified time period.
  • AUM Ending Value—Total Value on the Ending Date of the specified time period.
Value vs Cumulative Net InvestmentGraphical representation of the Account or Account Group's change in value over time. The chart includes Net Investment over the same time period for comparison purposes.Not applicable
Asset Class Allocation ChartAccount or Account Group position allocation in a chart format. Default grouping displayed in the table is Asset Class.Not applicable
Asset Class Allocation TableAccount or Account Group position allocation in a table format. Default grouping displayed in the table is Asset Class.Not applicable
Performance SummaryAccount or Account Group time-weighted rate of return for a specific time period. Asset Class time-weighted rate of return is also displayed to provide more insight. Benchmark TWR can also be included for comparison purposes.
  • Account/Account Group Net or Gross TWR— Account/Account Group Time-Weighted Rate of Return Net or Gross of Fees for the specified time period.
  • Asset Class TWR—Time-weighted return by Asset Class grouping for the displayed time periods.
  • Benchmark TWR—Time-weighted return of the displayed benchmark.
Cumulative PerformanceGraphical representation of the Account or Account Group's performance over time. The performance is displayed as a Growth of $100, and compared to Benchmark TWR over the same time period.Not applicable
Default Content Item nameDescriptionData points available
Total Firm AUMA snapshot of the Total Assets under management and a comparison to previous quarters.
  • Total AUM—Total Firm AUM for Accounts included in Firm Dashboard calculations as of the displayed date.
  • % Net Change—% Change in Total AUM for the time period displayed.
Projected RevenueGlobal total projection of firm management fees with a comparison reference to the selected time period. The default is quarter to date.
  • Projected Revenue—Projected Revenue for billable Accounts for the selected time period.
  • % Change—% Change in Projected Revenue versus selected time period.
Net Contributions | QTDContributions for the selected time period. The default is quarter to date.
  • Net Contributions—Net value of Contributions and Withdrawals at the firm level for the selected time period.
  • Contributions—Sum of all Contributions at the firm level for the selected time period.
Average Account ValueThe Average total Account Value for the firm and the total number of active accounts.
  • Average Account Value—The total includes accrued income. If you have excluded an account from Firm Analytics, then its value will be excluded.
  • Total Accounts—The total includes active accounts that are included in Firm Analytics.
Firm Components of ChangeFirm level metrics for specified time periods and the various components affecting the change.

To access additional details of the Components of Change data, go to the top-right corner and click the icon.
  • Beginning AUM—Total Assets Under Management on the Beginning Date of the specified time period.
  • Net Contributions—(Contributions – Withdrawals) for the specified time period.
  • Income—(Dividend + Interest) for the specified time period.
  • Capital Appreciation—Change in AUM value attributed to increase in value in the accounts.
  • Expenses—(Management Fees + Other Fees) for the specified time period.
  • Change in Accrued Income—Change in Accrued Income for the specified time period.
  • Ending AUM—Total Assets Under Management on the Ending Date of the specified time period.
Highest ValueQuick view of the highest value accounts and account groups.
  • Name—Name of the Account or Account Group.
  • Total Value—Total Value of Account or Account Group (Market Value + Accrued Interest).
Historical AUMVisualization of your firm's AUM change over time.Not applicable
Top FlowsLists the top flows of your firm's accounts.
  • Name—Name of the account or account group.
  • Date—Trade date of the flow transaction.
  • Amount—Dollar amount of flow transaction.
Top HoldingsLists the top holdings at your firm.
  • Name—Name of the security.
  • Value—Trade date of the flow transaction.
Global ReportsPerformance Review and Global Transactions can be generated for all accounts and account groups.
  • Performance Review—Time-weighted returns (TWR) for all or select accounts or account groups for a specified date range.
  • Transaction Details—Transaction details for all or select accounts or account groups for a specified timeframe.

Use the following features to navigate within the dashboards or other areas of Portfolio Connect:

Date Selector (client overview only)Displays the As Of date for the content on the Client Overview. It also provides a calendar selector to view data for a different As Of date.
Account/Account Group Tabs (client overview only)Located across the top of the overview, the Account/Account Group tabs provide quick access to account or group positions, transactions, previously generated PDF reports, profile/settings information, and group membership details.
Go to Controls (both)Located in the bottom left of the larger content items, navigates to analysis views with additional details.

Will the Account value on the Client Overview match the value I see on Schwab Advisor Center®?
Values in Portfolio Connect are displayed as of the previous business day and include Accrued Interest in the Total Value calculation. Due to these reasons, a mismatch in Values between the two views can occur.

Can I edit the content items on the Client Overview? The layout of the Client Overview template is fixed. However, you can modify the titles of some windows and select the available time periods. 

Can I edit the content items on the Firm Overview?
No, the layout and content of the Firm Overview are fixed.

Can I exclude Accounts from the Firm Overview Dashboard calculations?
Yes. The account must be configured as Not Billed in Billing Settings and Include in Firm Analytics must not be selected in Performance Settings.

How to get started in Schwab Advisor Portfolio Connect®
Introduction to Schwab Advisor Portfolio Connect®

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