US - Wilshire Associates has announced an expansion of its computerised analytics offerings.
David Hall, senior managing director of Wilshire Associates and head of Wilshire Equity Analytics, said: "In times such as these, [our] clients are increasingly turning to our multi-factor risk and attribution analyses to gain new insight, control risk and provide more comprehensive reporting to their clients."
One of the key improvements in Atlas v11 was an overhaul of the graphical user interface (GUI), revised to improve functionality and ease of access to information.
It has been redesigned to reflect the style of the Microsoft Office 2007, with the 'ribbon' control bar, providing users with easy to find tools for creating portfolio analyses, Value at Risk (VaR) calculation, and is interoperable with Microsoft Excel.
Hall added: "The GUI development was designed to make access to the core reports and tools in the system more intuitive, and more straightforward, for both experienced and new users alike."
Wilshire also announced the launch of an application programming interface (API) for its Axiom global fixed income analytics tool.
An API allows users to programme their own customised applications based on raw data. The Wilshire Axiom API will allow end users to write their own customised reporting tools based on the raw data provided by Wilshire Axiom.
Peter Matheos, PhD, senior managing director and head of Wilshire Fixed Income Analytics, said: "The API offers the ability to incorporate Wilshire Axiom analytics, characteristics, risk and performance attribution data directly into third-party applications.
"We continue Wilshire's commitment to providing our clients with enhanced system capabilities while maintaining industry-standard, high-quality analytics on fixed income securities."
The API has full interoperability with Windows and Office suites and also integrates with common programming languages such as Java, C++ and Visual Basic.
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