Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the roll out of a number of new features for the buy-side on its flagship financial markets desktop, Thomson Reuters Eikon. As part of the ongoing evolution of Eikon, these enhancements will provide portfolio managers, analysts, strategists and economists with access to powerful analytics and workflow capabilities giving them unparalleled insight and competitive advantage.
The new Microsoft Office add-in feature for Eikon enables portfolio managers and analysts to leverage the breadth and depth of Thomson Reuters content in applications such as Excel and PowerPoint to produce insightful models and superior presentations. This feature includes Excel tools to facilitate deep analysis of premium content sets including Datastream, fundamentals, StarMine analytics, smart estimates and key performance indicators. The addition of StarMine models to Eikon leverages new visualization technology to provide buy-side customers with greater insight to uncover actionable opportunities and better understand credit risk.
The new Datastream charting app in Eikon allows economists and strategists to leverage the full power of Datastream’s deep, cross-asset time-series database and robust analytics and publishing tools to access prebuilt studies, generate new compelling charts from the chart studio or access their existing library of charts. A new macro explorer app provides financial professionals with an intuitive view of global economies, allowing them to screen across hundreds of content sets sourced from Datastream and apply powerful visualization techniques including maps, bubble charts, motion tables and filters to investigate content and gain new insight.
Eikon portfolio analytics provides investment professionals with an intuitive monitor of intra-day performance across any number of portfolios and benchmarks, allowing them to identify primary drivers of absolute and relative performance at the sector/security level. Eikon briefcase is another powerful workflow capability that allows users to collect, manage and access key content and documents via their mobile solution and synchronize this with the desktop, allowing them to work remotely from anywhere at any time.
“Portfolio managers on the buy-side are looking for tools that help streamline their workflow,” said Bill Fearnley Jr., senior analyst at Celent. “Tools such as Eikon that help integrate portfolio analytics, information from sources like Datastream, and StarMine models into tools like Microsoft Office can help firms discover, test and share actionable ideas more quickly and easily. And speed is important in helping gain a competitive edge.”
Instead of a fixed home screen, Eikon now manifests itself as a floating command bar at the top of a customer’s screen, staying visible whatever application the customer is currently using and enabling quick access to Eikon’s data and tools. The floating command bar works seamlessly with the Eikon plug-in for Google Chrome which installs into the toolbar of Google Chrome’s browser interface and on-demand allows Eikon to analyse information that is being viewed on the internet and provide key related data for any entities listed on the page.
“Our clients are at the core of our business model,” said Ranjit Tinaikar, managing director, advisory & investment management, Thomson Reuters. “With the addition of key buy-side capabilities such as Datastream charting and explorer apps, new StarMine models, enhanced analytics and publishing tools, we are combining next-generation content with innovative visualization and analytics tools to vastly improve the way asset managers approach and process information across their workflow. These enhancements represent a significant milestone as we continue to work closely with our clients to meet their evolving needs through further advances in Thomson Reuters Eikon.”
These latest additions to Thomson Reuters Eikon come at a time when Thomson Reuters is making significant changes to Eikon’s user interface that are designed to ensure that Eikon is always available across the customer’s entire workflow, no matter what application they are working in. From the beginning, Thomson Reuters Eikon has been designed to provide a powerful and intuitive next-generation solution for consuming real-time and historical data, connecting with the financial markets community and executing financial markets transactions across asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), fixed income, commodities, equities and derivatives. It realizes Thomson Reuters vision for a financial markets desktop that is connected, informed, intelligent and open and provides access to a messaging community of over 200,000 financial professionals.
Thomson Reuters Datastream is the industry’s largest and most trusted set of macro-time series data, containing up to 60 years of history on many series, over 15 million global financial instruments and indicators, more than 17,000 different fields, and more than 95,000 active (and 130,000 inactive) securities. Together they cover 175 countries in 60 global markets totaling over 360 million time series.