IMS addresses performance measurement in the following ways:
IMS can help you maintain full GIPS compliance. Many return analytics are readily available, including Time Weighted (Modified Dietz) Rate of Return, IRR (Internal Rate of Return) plus others. Returns can be calculated either net or gross of fees, using trade-date or settlement-date accounting, with and without accrued receivables and payables, and with or without cash.
Performance measurement tools that support reporting and decision making include:
Analyse your positions in many different ways and control how analytics work. IMS supports the contribution to overall returns—perhaps the most common form of attribution—as well as multi-currency attribution. Compute returns in various currencies. Perform asset allocation using unlimited categories.
Integrated yield-curve analysis allows portfolio managers to analyze a position and/or portfolio in relation to various yield curves. With IMS, performing yield-curve analysis is simplified because portfolio data does not need to be offloaded onto a third party system; the required yield curve data need only be brought into the system from an external source. Users can perform various spread and valuation analysis. Users can maintain many yield curves by specifying different spreads (parallel or non-parallel) from the original yield curve.