Overview

Types and sources of data available from Atlas

The backbone of Atlas is high fidelity data processing and aggregation. It takes input from several sources:

  • Financial custodians (institutions that hold tradable securities)
  • Heldaway assets where an advisor may not have a direct relationship with the financial institution
  • Direct market for reference and pricing information
  • Integrated SaaS platforms, such as CRM data

Custodian Data

Atlas works with several financial institutions on a direct basis. We currently support TD Ameritrade, Schwab, Fidelity, Pershing Asset Management, Millenium Trust and DST. We'll be announcing support for Interactive Brokers soon. We're always looking to turn on additional feeds; if you work with an institution not listed here please let us know and we'll add it to our integrations queue.

Custodians provide data directly to Atlas, which we in turn process through a portfolio accounting system. These data pipes don't rely on screen scraping or user credentials. In other words, our direct feeds don't break when clients change credentials or vendors update their technology. The data is high fidelity, accurate, delivered timely and always available to Atlas.

Heldaway Data

Atlas can additionally pull in data from thousands of additional institutions if given credentials. We use Plaid to obtain such data, a proven industry leader in the financial aggregation and banking rails space.

This data is, however, subject to some limitations. Because feeds here can break we can't always provide robust performance measurements. At the moment we don't support billing on these accounts, but we do report on them.

Market Data

We obtain market data from financial custodians and third party market providers which include both reference and pricing information. The custodian's price is always regarded as the true, correct price a client received on any given transaction, even when cost basis information is missing.

Market data gives us the ability to further contextualize transactions, calculate accrued income and drive additional portfolio analytics.

Integration Data

Refers to data that comes from one of several additional tools an advisor may be using, such as a customer relationship management (CRM) platform.

Generally speaking we don't expose integrated data over the API, but it is available on the Atlas frontend. If you have a use case for obtaining such data through Bridge, please contact [email protected] with details.