August 12, 2014

Thomson Reuters Introduces New Buy-Side Focused App to its Financial Markets Desktop Thomson Reuters Eikon

Watchlist Pulse app further streamlines workflow for portfolio managers, analysts and traders by monitoring key activities impacting portfolios and stock lists

New York - Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced the launch of Watchlist Pulse, a new buy-side focused application for its flagship financial market desktop, Thomson Reuters Eikon. Watchlist Pulse allows portfolio managers, analysts, and traders to quickly monitor and review significant activities impacting companies in their portfolios and coverage lists, giving unparalleled insight into stock performances and trends.

The new Watchlist Pulse app highlights positive or negative movements for critical data sets such as StarMine Analytic scores as well as price changes, technical indicators, news, research, events and other factors all in one dashboard so users can quickly focus on what’s important. It also highlights new analyst research including recommendation changes, revisions to estimates or target prices, initiation reports, M&A activity, and management changes.

“We are delighted to be working closely with our buy-side clients to design real-world tools such as Watchlist Pulse that combine the power of our award-winning news sentiment analysis, pricing signals and StarMine models in one central application in Eikon,” said Ranjit Tinaikar, managing director, Advisory & Investment Management, Thomson Reuters. “The Watchlist Pulse monitoring app in Eikon further demonstrates our commitment to improve our customers workflow by bringing together the content & capabilities our customers need to make more informed investment decisions and gain a competitive advantage.”

“The financial markets are quickly becoming more transparent, but with that transparency comes an overwhelming quantity of data that financial markets professionals are forced to consume in order to be successful,” said Kevin McPartland, head of market structure and technology research, Greenwich Associates. “A consolidated, actionable view of news, research, price signals and market moving events provides a true information advantage for portfolio managers and research analysts alike.”

Watchlist Pulse is a key component in Thomson Reuters strategy to build Eikon into a powerful tool for buy-side firms. Portfolio Managers and analysts may combine Watchlist Pulse with other Thomson Reuters Eikon capabilities, such as its industry overview and screener apps, to drill down into a company or sector which is gaining traction in the news, research, other events and news within the industry to gauge the impact and screen the factors driving stock price movement. Earlier this year, Thomson Reuters announced the addition of key buy-side capabilities to Eikon such as Datastream charting and macro economic explorer apps, new StarMine models, enhanced analytics and publishing tools to vastly improve the way asset managers approach and process information across their workflow. This two-minute video demonstrates further how the Watchlist Pulse monitoring app in Eikon actually works.

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