thinkFolio: Order Management and Portfolio Modeling
Reduce operational risk with a cross-asset investment management platform
thinkFolio is an enterprise-class order management (OMS) and portfolio modeling system (PMS). Customers can implement the system as a single, integrated investment management platform to support their entire front office, or deploy it tactically for cash management and FX, fixed income modeling or loans.
Detailed investment analysis – Monitor all factors that influence investment returns by focusing on individual cash flows and modeling the impact of different scenarios
Efficient workflows – Streamline investment workflows and allow portfolio managers, traders and compliance teams to work together, ensuring key decision-makers are aligned
Ease of integration – Use thinkFolio’s flexible and extensible architecture to integrate into existing environments. The system can be deployed either as a comprehensive cross-asset-class portfolio modeling and order management system or used to address specific capability gaps in incumbent systems.
Reduced operational risk – Eliminate errors associated with manual processes while enjoying many of the benefits of spreadsheets by using thinkFolio’s detailed and flexible approach to modeling
Asset Class Coverage
Front-Office Workflows Supported
Portfolio modeling – From benchmark comparisons and portfolio targeting to modeling the impact of early bond repayments, changes in equity yields, currency fluctuations and interest-rate shocks
Trading – 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 and FX management – A sophisticated cash ladder covering multiple asset classes and currencies, enabling fund managers to view future cash amounts across accounts, including redemptions, unsettled trades and other cash flows
Compliance – An integrated compliance engine that enables firms to perform both pre-trade checks and post-trade analysis to ensure adherence to client guidelines, regulatory requirements and in-house mandates
Case Study: BMO Global Asset Management - System Rationalization
Organic growth and a series of mergers and acquisitions had resulted in the use of multiple, duplicative systems at BMO Global Asset Management. The cost and complexity of the resulting operating model were substantial and needed to be reduced.
BMO wanted to provide updated front-office capabilities to its investment desk, dealers and mandate compliance team. There was also a desire to create a top-down view of the business.
thinkFolio was implemented as a single, cross-asset-class system to support modelling, order generation, order management, trade execution and compliance. thinkFolio was chosen because of its flexibility and scalability, which allow firms to deploy the platform in multiple locations and build upon it in the future.