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Thomson Reuters enhances content and workflow for analysts and portfolio managers in Eikon

First Published 11th March 2016

New enhancements offer analytical tools and workflow capabilities across all segments of the buy-side on an open, customizable platform.

New York and London - Thomson Reuters has announced that its financial desktop, Eikon, now contains all of its financial content sets in one platform, with web-style search and applications for investment idea generation, all built in.

Thomson Reuters Eikon customers can now access I/B/E/S estimates, Reuters news, StarMine quant models, the widest set of environmental, social and governance (ESG) measures in the industry, a renowned Deals database, fund ratings from Lipper, Datastream economics and other products. This is the first time all these content sets have been available in a single platform, potentially enabling users to make more connections between data sets, gain unique insights and generate new ideas.

These tools are designed to enable Eikon users to accelerate their research process by screening companies using financial measures, quantitative models, and non-financial metrics such as environmental, social or governance data points. Eikon is also designed for investment professionals to more easily value securities across all asset classes in a given portfolio, with users able to monitor their portfolios against real-time benchmarks at the portfolio, group, and security level.

Eikon's ESG database contains information on more than 5,000 global companies and over 400 metrics, including all exclusion (ethical screening) criteria and all aspects of sustainability performance, offering investors a tool for in-depth, socially responsible investment analysis.

Through App Studio, Eikon's third party development suite, specialist applications and content can be easily integrated within the Eikon desktop. This open approach allows users to benefit from access to financial apps created by third party developers globally, built directly into Eikon.

"Eikon is seeing unprecedented growth among the research, portfolio management and wealth advisory community. The growth is driven by making the full depth and breadth of TR content and analytics integrated into the Eikon workflow and visual experience. The addition of ESG to Eikon is another important milestone in Eikon's evolution for buy-side users," said Ranjit Tinaikar, managing director, advisory and investment management, Thomson Reuters. "As the search for alpha becomes more competitive, these enhancements further reinforce our commitment to helping our clients find the insight to generate innovative investment ideas."