Markit thinkFolio is a multi-asset order management (OMS) and portfolio modelling (PMS) system. It provides a single platform for modelling, trade order management, compliance and cash management. Firms can rationalise legacy front office systems and move unsupported systems such as Excel onto a trusted, reliable platform.

Asset classes

  • Fixed income
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  • Loans
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  • Equities
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  • Cash
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  • Foreign exchange
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  • Respective derivatives


  • $2 trillion+ combined AuM of clients
  • Nativereal-time analytics

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Product Summary

thinkFolio is a flexible front office portfolio modelling and order management system that offers sophisticated portfolio construction and asset allocation capabilities.

  • Portfolio modelling

    from benchmark comparisons and portfolio targeting to modelling the impact of early bond repayments, changes in dividend policies, currency fluctuations or interest rate shocks

  • Order management

    a transparent real-time workflow between traders and fund managers with an open, vendor neutral approach and broad connectivity to EMS systems, trading networks and venues

  • Cash management

    a unique cash ladder covering multiple asset classes and currencies enables fund managers to view future cash amounts across accounts including redemptions, unsettled trades and other cash flows

  • Compliance

    a rules-based compliance module that enables firms to perform both pre-trade checks and post-trade analysis to ensure compliance with client guidelines, regulatory restrictions and in-house mandates

Key Benefits

  • Operational efficiency

    A single platform for portfolio modelling, trade generation, cash management and compliance monitoring across asset classes.

  • System agnostic

    Technological footprints can be reduced and a comprehensive top down view of the business created.

  • Detailed investment analysis

    Keep a tight handle on all the factors that influence investment returns by focussing on individual cash flows and modelling the impact of different scenarios.

  • Flexibility

    Empower the front office with end user configurability such as customisable portfolio views, multiple deal calculators and the ability to create new trade compliance rules in the system.

  • Risk reduction

    Reduce exposure to systemic risk, operational risk and human error by rationalising legacy front office systems and moving from unsupported systems, such as Excel, onto a trusted, reliable platform.

  • Connectivity

    Supports connectivity to an extensive range of execution management systems, trading networks and venues as well as data vendors and back and middle office systems. Access connectivity to our WSO loan portfolio software for integrating securities and holding information to support portfolio analysis and sending trades to WSO.

Case Studies

    • BMO Global Asset Management - System rationalisation

      Organic growth and a series of mergers and acquisitions had resulted in multiple, duplicative third party and proprietary systems. The cost and complexity of the resulting operating model was consequently substantive and needed to reduced.


      The goal was to provide updated front office capabilities to BMO's investment desk, dealers and the mandate compliance team. An additional aim was to provide a top down view of the business.


      thinkFolio was implemented as a single, cross asset systems to support modelling, order generation, order management and trade execution and compliance. It was selected as it was flexible and scalable and could be leveraged to maximum effect, built upon in the future and deployed to multiple locations.