INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

Create a new vendor for the investment broker or bank – All investments are linked to vendor descriptions in the ConStar Finance vendor database. If you do not have a vendor description for the agency that sold the investment, please create the vendor first, before attempting to create the investment.

Create a new fixed-rate investment to be purchased – This demonstration will show you how to create a new fixed-rate investement that you have just purchased or are about to purchase. This demonstration does not apply to older investments you may have that you now want to enter into the ConStar Finance database. For such a demonstration, see item 9 below.

Create a new variable-rate investment to be purchased – This demonstration will show you how to create a new variable-rate investment that you have just purchased or are about to purchase. This demonstration does not apply to older investments you may have that you now want to enter into the ConStar Finance database. For such a demonstration, see item 9 below.

Purchase a new investment (fixed or variable rates) – This demonstration will show you how to purchase an investment so that the transaction is processed by Accounts Payable. The purchase can be made by cheque or by pre-authorized payment drawn on a corporate bank account.

Post the monthly investment accruals – This demonstration will show you how to post the monthly investment interest accruals. This should be the last investment activity for the month. Purchasing new investments, receiving interest payments, or redeeming investments should all have been done for the current month before the interest is posted.

Post the monthly accruals with market value change – This demonstration will show you how to post the monthly investment accruals after changing the market value of the investment according to a statement received from the broker. This should be the last investment activity for the month.

Receive an investment interest payment – This demonstration will show you how to record receiving a payment for interest earned on an investment. Some investments pay out interest earned on a regular basis. This is the ConStar Finance function for recording these payments and making the necessary adjustments to future interest accruals.

Redeem an investment, either on maturity or before maturity – This demonstration will show you how to redeem (or cash in) an investment. The process is the same whether the investment has reached maturity or not.

Entering an older investment into the ConStar Finance database – This demonstration will show how to enter older investments into the ConStar Finance database so that they become part of the ConStar financial reporting and processing. Such investments will not be purchased through ConStar but they can be redeemed through ConStar and the monthly interest accruals will be posted through ConStar.

Sample Investment Detail Report – This demo will show you a preview of an investment detail report. The report is a multi-page report and the demo will show you the top portion and then the bottom portion of each page. To control the flow of the demo, move your mouse to the top right corner of your screen. A control panel for the demo will drop down with some buttons on it to control the playing of the demo.

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