Barra Optimizer integrated with ClariFI's ModelStation

MSCI Barra, a provider of investment decision-support tools including indices and portfolio risk and performance analytics, has formalised an agreement with ClariFI to integrate the Barra Optimizer into ClariFI's ModelStation platform. This alliance means that equity portfolio managers using ModelStation will have the option of choosing the Barra Optimizer for their portfolio construction and hedging processes. According to ClariFI, the integration of the Barra Optimizer's optimisation techn