Northfield Info Bows News Analytics-Based Risk Model Data

The new service will deliver more accurate predictive risk models without any changes on the part of clients, officials say.

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The system monitors about 5,000 news articles daily, and adjusts the level of risk associated with each company, security, or industry sector based on the impact of news on factors that contribute to specific areas of risk. For example, if a war broke out in the Middle East, it would likely effect oil companies and large oil consumers such as airlines, so would increase the volatility of a portfolio holding associated stocks or bonds, says Northfield Information Services president Dan diBartolom

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