Barra Weds Rogers Casey, Investment Mgmt. Advisors, To Pursue Plan Sponsors

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Berkeley, Calif.-based Barra Inc. has signed a merger agreement with Darien, Conn.-based Rogers Casey & Associates Inc. Rogers Casey is an investment consulting and advisory firm, whose clients are mainly plan sponsors. The agreement calls for Rogers Casey to become a wholly owned subsidiary of Barra.The deal comes at a time when an increasingly wide range of firms--including brokerages and information vendors--have been looking for ways to deliver analytic tools to various tranches of the b