Downturn Puts Evaluation On Agenda

London - The economic downturn and increased regulation have put pressure on firms to ensure they have sufficient evaluation resources, according to speakers at the European Financial Information Summit held in London in September.

"This year has definitely been the year of evaluation and the next year will be even more so," said Magnus Cattan, manager, fixed income and derivatives, Interactive Data.

In August, UK regulator the FSA sent letters to professionals responsible for overseeing evaluatio