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INTERVIEW

Suresh Kavan, president of Thomson Financial's investment management group, talks about the new Microsoft alliance, client value propositions and, inevitably, the anticipated growth of buy-side application service providers (ASPs). Interview by Victor AndersonA number of buy-side vendors have launched or are preparing to launch ASP services. Thomson has Icon ASP. Are you happy with its performance?The brief answer is that it has exceeded all our expectations because of the broad market shift