Author: CloudAttribution – cloudattribution.com
We have formed a strategic alliance with IHS Markit to integrate our best-in-class performance attribution capabilities with their thinkFolio investment management platform. This partnership draws on the deep domain expertise these solutions bring, both having been forged from fixed income foundations.
The partnership brings together thinkFolio’s multi-asset decision support suite and CloudAttribution’s cloud-native, performance attribution models and technology for fixed income, multi-asset and equity portfolio management. The combined capabilities deliver simplicity to a complex function, reducing the operational burden for clients and delivering greater insights into drivers of fixed income, multi-asset and equity performance, benefiting users throughout the organisation.
This integration recognises the challenges faced by portfolio managers in generating enhanced analytical insights and responds to the market’s need for increased flexibility, interoperability and efficiency to address the evolving needs of the front office. Our mission is to make life easier for portfolio managers and performance teams through more straightforward attribution models and streamlined data handling.
The partnership follows the announcement in December that leading portfolio and risk analytics capabilities are being integrated with thinkFolio. The addition of CloudAttribution to the thinkFolio ecosystem means market participants will now have the option of leveraging end-to-end analytical insights within thinkFolio – from portfolio construction and pre-trade risk analytics to post-trade performance attribution.
“As a company that has focused on fixed income and multi-asset requirements from day one, we are excited to bring our performance attribution modelling and approach to a wider group of fixed income, multi-asset and equity managers through thinkFolio,” said Peter Simmons, CEO & Founder of CloudAttribution. “Together, CloudAttribution and thinkFolio are empowering the front office with an investment management platform that supports the unique attribution requirements of multi-asset and fixed income investment strategies.”
“The CloudAttribution partnership brings an innovative performance attribution approach to the thinkFolio solution ecosystem,” said Brett Schechterman, Global Head of thinkFolio at IHS Markit. “thinkFolio clients can now apply a flexible post-trade lens to unlock insights as to which levers within their decision framework impacted active returns. Through our partnerships with CloudAttribution and leading risk management providers, we are pleased to provide access to analytics that span the investment lifecycle and to increase the options available to portfolio managers and other key stakeholders across the enterprise.”
Founded in 2012, CloudAttribution is a privately-owned business with offices in London and Chicago. CloudAttribution is a pioneering provider of cloud-based, daily attribution and reporting for institutional asset managers. Its unique cloud-native approach allows rapid implementation and an ability to handle the most complex fixed-income and multi-asset attribution challenges. CloudAttribution works with some of the world’s leading financial institutions, empowering fund and performance managers to drive better investments by delivering total transparency and visibility on the source of their returns.
thinkFolio from IHS Markit is a leading multi-asset investment management platform that delivers sophisticated capabilities across portfolio modelling, order management and trading, cash and FX management, compliance and the investment book of record (IBOR). The platform is delivered as a managed service, supporting investment firms that want to reduce costs, maximize flexibility, enhance scale and achieve time-to-market objectives.
IHS Markit provides industry-leading data, software and technology platforms and managed services to tackle some of the most difficult challenges in financial markets. They help their customers better understand complicated markets, reduce risk, operate more efficiently and comply with financial regulation.