IHS Markit has formed a strategic alliance with MSCI Inc. to integrate MSCI's portfolio and risk analytics capabilities with thinkFolio, the leading multi-asset class investment management platform.
MSCI's analytics solutions help firms measure, decompose and understand absolute and relative portfolio risk across asset classes, spanning short, medium and long-term time horizons. With its open integration framework, IHS Markit's thinkFolio allows investment managers to incorporate proprietary and externally sourced models, analytics and data to support the unique demands of their investment and asset allocation processes.
Going forward, mutual clients of both firms will be able to leverage MSCI's industry-leading analytics and multi-asset class factor modeling capabilities within thinkFolio's decision support and portfolio management workflows. The combination of thinkFolio's sophisticated portfolio modelling tools and MSCI's analytics and factor models will deliver enhanced capabilities for equity, fixed income and alternative asset class portfolio construction and predictive risk analyses. Through a dual integration delivered via a hosted managed service, mutual clients will also benefit from streamlined and synced position management across both thinkFolio and MSCI Analytics software solutions.
"A central focus of our platform strategy is to deliver an interoperable functionality suite for user groups driving the alpha generation and beta replication processes," said Brett Schechterman, Managing Director and Global Head of thinkFolio at IHS Markit. "thinkFolio's modular and open integration framework empowers clients to leverage preferred, best-in-class capabilities across the lifecycle while providing a harmonized and interactive workbench to monitor and action investment decisions. We are pleased to collaborate with MSCI and their leading capabilities to elevate and streamline decision support and idea implementation workflows for our clients."
"We are pleased to offer thinkFolio users the ability to seamlessly access MSCI's multi-asset class risk and performance analytics capabilities," said Jorge Mina, Head of Analytics at MSCI. "Through this expanded collaboration with IHS Markit, investors can enhance their risk management capabilities and improve operational efficiency across the entire investment process."