LUSID supports the following types of portfolios:

All portfolios are in a scope and are identified by a client-supplied code that is unique within that scope.

  • Transaction Portfolio – Contain transactions which are used to construct the portfolio holdings on which valuations, analytics, profit & loss and risk can be calculated.
  • Derived Transaction Portfolio – A portfolio can derive from another portfolio
  • Reference Portfolio – Contain a list of instruments and associated weights as percentages, as opposed to transactions, and are designed to represent entities such as indices.

All portfolios consist of:

  • Details - which represent the economically impacting settings e.g. the base currency
  • Properties - Properties can be associated with a portfolio, and changed over time, for example, to allow a Portfolio Manager to be linked with a Portfolio.
  • Contents such as transactionsholdings or the ruleset definition 

Portfolios can be securitised to become instruments themselves and held by other portfolios. This allows LUSID® to perform "drill-through" into underlying fund holdings.

You can group portfolios together for aggregation purposes: see this article.