thinkFolio

Markit thinkFolio is a multi-asset order management (OMS) and portfolio modelling system (PMS). 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

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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. Powerful portfolio analytics enable slice and dicing, benchmark comparison, portfolio targeting, what-if scenarios and shocking. Trading functionality provides transparent workflow between the trader and fund manager with real-time portfolio updates. The single platform also supports real-time cash account management with projections and integrated and automated pre and post trade compliance.

    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.

    • 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.

    • Broad functionality

      Integrate and empower the front, middle and front office across asset classes.

    • 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.

         

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