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Pricing Partners Selects Thomson Reuters Datascope - Jun 09


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Pricing Partners Selects Thomson Reuters Datascope

Paris and London - Pricing Partners®, the independent valuation expert for financial derivatives and a leading provider of pricing analytics systems, announced today that it has definitely confirmed its choice of Thomson Reuters DataScope to feed its independent valuation platform with accurate market data. Pricing Partners uses Thomson Reuters market data to calculate independent valuations using its proprietary pricing model.

In attempt to bring more transparency on OTC derivatives and structured products, Pricing Partners launched in October 2008 Price-it® online, an independent valuation platform based on its cutting edge models and analytics Price-it® library. Valuations are available for all major asset classes: interest rates, credit, foreign exchange, equities, inflation, commodities, life insurance, energy and hybrids and covers all common derivatives from plain vanilla to the most complex structured products and illiquid securities. The platform has been recently selected by Prime Source, a NYSE Euronext, to extend its valuation service offering. It has also been at the heart of a strategic technical partnership with Microsoft to provide a showcase for new .net technologies in the field of financial markets. Under the commercial agreement, Pricing Partners will use its Thomson Reuters DataScope to feed the valuation platform with high quality and accurate market data.

Eric Benhamou, CEO of Pricing Partners and former Goldman Sachs quant, said, "As our customers expand into new markets and geographies to trade a growing list of complex financial instruments, we must ensure that we have accurate and reliable market data. After testing various market data providers, we found that Thomson Reuters Datascope licence and market data were very reliable and could be the high quality fuel for our independent valuation platform with very large asset coverage."

Pricing Partners has chosen Thomson Reuters DataScope after a rigorous assessment of the multiple benefits of Thomson Reuters market data both in terms of coverage and quality of market data. Pricing Partners compared the various solutions of the major market data provider and found Thomson Reuters DataScope substantially better compared to other major market data sources.


About Thomson Reuters DataScope Select

Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. It combines industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information for leading decision-makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, scientific and healthcare markets, powered by the world’s most trusted news organization.

Reuters DataScope Select is a unique platform launched in 2006, which offers intuitive, cross-asset and timely access to all of Reuters reference and pricing data database as a request and retrieve service.

It is tailored as a total solution for the historical and reference data needs of all the financial market players. For the first time clients can access all of Reuters financial data and build customized portfolios in terms of content and timing - intraday, real-time or delayed, and/or end of day basis.
DataScope Select offers access to comprehensive, accurate global equities data from over 180 exchanges, evaluated fixed income pricing for more than 1 million U.S. securities, extensive money markets and futures data as well as a choice of delivery options from web-based to an on-site relational database 

Key customer benefits:

  • Operates across asset classes
  • A single data source to power applications across the enterprise
  • Pricing data is broader, deeper and more accurate than competitors
  • Meets customer requirements in both pre- and post-trade environments
  • Timing of data delivery to suit each client's needs
  • Hosted service, no installation required
  • Customers only pay for the data they use
  • Customizable data formats for seamless integration


About Pricing Partners

Set up by former professionals of the trading industry, that worked in institutions like Goldman Sachs, Natixis, Societe Generale, or HSBC, Pricing Partners offers accurate solutions for derivatives products valuation, pricing tools and risk analytics. Thanks to Price-it® online, a SaaS platform, Pricing Partners provides independent valuation from the vanilla to the most exotic financial products on most assets (Interest Rates, Fixed Income, Equity, Inflation, Credit, Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Life Insurance and Hybrid products). Pricing Partners develops and commercializes Price-it® Excel, an analytic and independent pricing library using a generic payoff language description which allows the pricing of virtually any financial derivatives. Price-it® also supports VaR, CVaR and the most common risk management tools. Pricing Partners is the only company completely mastering the chain of valuation, developing both its own pricing library and a valuation platform giving its clients very accurate and reliable valuation as a result of its intrinsic knowledge of the pricing tools. Pricing Partners solutions can be used by investment banks, buy side firms, hedge funds, financial departments, trading rooms and audit firms.

Pricing Partners has also signed numerous partnerships to distribute its technology with leading institutions like NYSE Euronext (for its independent valuation service via Prime Source), Misys (for its pricing library integrated into Summit), CMA or Lexifi. It is also a Microsoft IDEES partner, an IBM, Sun, Datasynapse partner. It is also a member of the grid research consortium GCPMF regrouping BNP Paribas, Calyon, Ecole Centrale, EDF, ENPC, the Inria, Natixis, Misys, Pars VI University and Supelec and a global coordinator of the Credinext consortium, in collaboration with PrimeSource, Lunalogic, the Ecole Polytechnique, the ENPC, the University of Marne La Vallée and the INRIA.



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