Barclays Global Adds Systems And Staff To Speed Efforts In Active Funds

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SAN FRANCISCO--Barclays Global Investors, the leading institutional index fund manager, is set to ramp up its already sizeable presence in the actively managed fund business by building a corporate data warehouse, expanding the number of analytics packages on its corporate intranet and hiring as many as 15 to 20 quantitative research analysts.The corporate data warehouse will be used for asset allocation functions in the active funds management area. Another initiative will refine its propri