IHS Markit has hired asset management technology expert, Brett Schechterman, as Global Head of thinkFolio, its cross-asset class investment management platform. Based in Chicago, IL, Schechterman will report to Andrew Eisen, Senior Vice President and Head of Solutions.

Schechterman brings deep understanding of institutional portfolio management, workflow and technology solution development to thinkFolio. His experience, built over a 20 year career, ensures that thinkFolio will continue to develop the innovative tools and technology required to solve today’s complex front office operational and analytical challenges.

Brett spent more than half his career with leading, global asset management firms. He was head of Fixed Income Platform Solutions at UBS Asset Management and also held senior roles at Legal & General Investment Management America and Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

He joined IHS Markit from Rimes, a data management and regulatory solutions company, where he was North American head of product. Earlier in his career, Schechterman worked with other buyside technology providers, including BlackRock Solutions and Bloomberg.

Commenting on the hiring of Schechterman, Eisen said, “We are thrilled to welcome Brett to IHS Markit. His unique perspective on user requirements and understanding of the partnership between leading technology providers and clients creates exciting opportunities for thinkFolio. Brett will work closely with our leadership team to further integrate thinkFolio with our broader suite of best-in-class software and managed services solutions.”

Schechterman said, “I’m delighted to join IHS Markit at a time when we have exciting opportunities to deliver additional value to customers through the integration of thinkFolio with our other leading cross-asset software and data solutions. By continuing to emphasize our core portfolio modelling and decision support strengths, modular flexibility and capacity to leverage interoperability themes across the investment lifecycle, I’m confident we will present a unique and attractive proposition to the market.”

thinkFolio, from IHS Markit, is a leading multi-asset investment management platform delivering sophisticated capabilities across Portfolio Modelling, Order Management & Trading, Cash & FX Management, Compliance and the Investment Book of Record (IBOR). The platform can be implemented as a managed service, supporting investment firms that want to reduce costs, maximize flexibility, enhance scale and achieve time-to-market objectives.