Huber Portfolio signs for Thomson Quantitative Analytics

Source: Thomson Financial

Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation (TSX: TOC, NYSE: TOC), and a leading provider of information and technology solutions to the worldwide financial community, today announced that it has signed a contract with Huber Portfolio AG, a leading German fund management company, to deploy Thomson Quantitative Analytics.

Thomson Financial was awarded the contract because it was the only vendor able to satisfy Huber Portfolio's requirements for a customisable quant analytical solution.

Norbert Keimling, head of research Huber Portfolio AG, commented: "For many years we have enjoyed a strong partnership with Thomson Financial and relied on its market leading content from Thomson Datastream. The integration of this content alongside our own propriety analysis into Thomson Quantitative Analytics provides our analysts with superior tools in the quest to generate Alpha."

The agreement enables Huber Portfolio to draw on the full breadth of Thomson Financial's investment management workflow offering. This includes the download of feeds from Thomson Datastream's historical time series, as well as Worldscope fundamental and I/B/E/S earning estimate content, to power the quantitative models created by Huber Portfolio in Thomson Quantitative Analytics. Market and portfolio performance observations can then be conducted in Thomson ONE Investment Management.

Thomson Quantitative Analytics is a leading provider of financial database integration and analysis. It integrates multiple data sources, including proprietary customer data, to create a standardised database of financial information and provides a suite of analytical tools to query or "mine" the data for insights and trading ideas. This solution enables Thomson Financial with the ability to deliver integrated, multi-asset class workflow solutions on a global basis. The business has expanded rapidly since the acquisition of Quantitative Analytics Inc. in January 2006. It is used by more than 250 of the world's most prominent investment firms for securities selection, modeling, back-testing, portfolio construction and trading strategy development.

Richard Garnier, Managing Director, Continental Europe, Thomson Financial commented: "We are pleased that Huber Portfolio selected Thomson Quantitative Analytics, which continues to ggrow in strength throughout Europe. Huber Portfolio has relied on individual Thomson products like Thomson Datastream for many years. The integration of this market leading content into our Thomson Quantitative Analytics application alongside the portfolio analytics capabilities contained within Thomson ONE Investment Management provides Huber Portfolio users will a full, end-to-end quant solution.

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