ClariFI, a Standard & Poor's Capital IQ business and leading provider of software and services focused exclusively on providing investment managers with complete solutions to their research and production workflows, announced today that the Barra Optimizer is now available as an optional component in the latest version of ModelStation.
MSCI Barra (NYSE: MXB) is a leading provider of investment decision support tools worldwide, including indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics.
The new integrated offering combines the key strengths of the respective products, providing joint clients with turnkey access to Barra's advanced optimization techniques and robust results and ClariFI's comprehensive suite of industry-leading investment management applications. This best-of-breed approach eliminates the need to manually move data between the two products, and therefore gives portfolio managers greater flexibility to research, test, and implement new investment strategies.
Donovan Goodreau, ClariFI's Vice President of Sales and Business Development said, "Our broadened alliance with MSCI Barra supports our platform strategy to simplify and streamline the entire investment management process through state-of-the-art development and strategic relationships." He continued, "Integrating products that are compatible with our offerings, such as the Barra Optimizer, further enables us to provide new and existing clients with the analytical tools and capacity needed to gain a competitive edge in these challenging economic times."
"We are delighted that the Barra Optimizer is now available in ClariFI's ModelStation," said Roveen Bhansali, Managing Director and Head of the Analytics Business at MSCI Barra. "This means that institutional investors can access Barra's industry-leading portfolio analytics in a way that best fits their processes and systems, be it through our proprietary analytics software, integration with their internal systems, or via a third-party platform such as ClariFI."