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BondEdge Solutions Expands ETF Library With iShares ETFs
Addition of 35 iShares Fixed Income ETFs to BondEdge Helps Insurance Professionals and Asset Managers Broaden Portfolio Management Capabilities
Thursday, January 26, 2012
Dateline: Santa Monica
Category: Product News
January 26, 2012 - BondEdge Solutions, an Interactive Data company and leading provider of fixed income portfolio management software, today announced the addition of BlackRock Inc.'s (NYSE: BLK) iShares® Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) to the BondEdge ETF Library.
"Insurance companies and other institutional asset managers are looking to implement portfolio strategies utilizing exchange traded funds," said Keith Webster, managing director, BondEdge Solutions. "Our clients have expressed the need for the ability to analyze ETFs in their portfolio analytics platforms. We are pleased to partner with a world-leading ETF provider to be among the first to offer a solution that incorporates ETF analytics capabilities and to help our clients manage portfolio risk more effectively."
The BondEdge ETF library will now include 35 iShares fixed income ETFs, which are updated on the BondEdge portfolio management platform on a daily basis. iShares ETFs can be incorporated into portfolio analytics reporting, total return simulations, and what-if analyses, to determine how transacting in these securities can affect overall portfolio risk levels and allocations. BondEdge clients can also view computed analytical measures on iShares ETFs, such as average effective duration, convexity, and option-adjusted spread, and can view an individual iShares ETF's underlying constituent holdings and allocation reports.
"We are excited to see that BondEdge has the ability to include Blackrock's iShares ETFs in its analyses and modeling," said Noaman Sharief, Portfolio Manager, Dana Investment Advisors. "We can now provide enhanced portfolio characteristics and analysis for our retail clients who utilize these products."
BondEdge Solutions provides fixed income portfolio analytics to more than 400 leading banks, investment managers, brokerage firms, insurance companies and pension funds throughout North America. Built on the Microsoft® .NET Framework, BondEdge is backed by market-leading fixed income single security, portfolio level and cash flow analytics that are supported by decades of market and technology expertise. BondEdge combines advanced analytics with security master data that provides comprehensive security coverage for more than 2.8 million fixed income securities, including a structured finance library of more than 16,000 U.S. structured deals.
For more information about BondEdge ETF Library Services, please visit: http://www.interactivedata.com/uploads/File/ETFs_LibServices.pdf
For more information about BondEdge Solutions, please visit www.bondedge.com
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