Vestek System Calculates Expected Returns, Uses Data From Datastream And I/B/E/S


Primark's Vestek division has launched a global, quantitative analysis system for portfolio managers. Called Country Alphas, the system takes data from other Primark units such as Datastream and I/B/E/S and uses it to compare a portfolio's short-term expected returns to conventional benchmarks.

Asset managers can receive this data once a month via the Internet's file transfer protocol or e-mail and then use it to calculate their forecasts. The data covers relative equity performance in 21 fin

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