Reuters is to offer risk analytics from California's Barra as part of an integrated desktop system for buy-side clients.
Under the deal, institutional and private wealth managers will be offered Reuters information and Barra risk analytics all within the same system.
For the institutional market, Reuters 3000 Xtra and Reuters BridgeStation are the exclusive market data products integrated with BarraOne.
For the high net worth advisory market Barra risk analytics are integrated into Reuters Portfolio Management System and Reuters Intelligent Advisor, a new service scheduled for launch later this year.
The agreement builds on Reuters and Barra's existing relationship. Lipper-Barra Mutual Fund Risk Factors allows financial professionals to evaluate and analyse the risk profile of mutual funds against their peers.
In addition, The Barra Risk Factor Analysis, which compares the risk of individual securities with the broader market or sector, is currently available via Reuters 3000 Xtra and Reuters Bridge Station.