Following Merger, Thomson Sees Itself as Ideal 'One-Stop' Vendor

ORGANIZATION & MANAGEMENT

NEW YORK: Discussing the progress being made integrating Primark into Thomson Financial since the merger closed in September (IMD, Sept. 4, 18, 24), Thomson chief operating officer Sharon Rowlands says, "Every client says the combination is attractive, and Thomson is in a position to become a strategic partner."

In the last month, Rowlands has been out talking to the company's major customers about their reactions to the merger, what Thomson should be focusing on and the customers' "big pict