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Thomson Reuters adds MiFID II-focused features to Eikon

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Thomson Reuters has added additional research management and search capabilities to its flagship desktop product, Eikon aimed at meeting the challenges of MiFID II requirements, set to be implemented on 3 January, 2018.

Launched and incorporated into Eikon this year, the Search and Discovery (S&D) solution allows its users to quickly drill into multiple and disparate sources of unstructured text – news, filings, transcripts, research, etc – with a single search. Search capabilities can also be extended, using Thomson Reuters proprietary data management capability, to documents uploaded by the user, or firm, allowing Eikon to act as the central repository for all key documentation in the investment decision making process. One central search capability makes searches more efficient, significantly reducing the time needed for an analyst to process and analyse large volumes of text. Search and Discover is powered by Thomson Reuters Intelligent Tagging, a set of advanced natural-language processing, text analytics, and data-mining technologies to quickly process large volumes of textual content to recognise entities, topics, and events.  
“Buy-side professionals have been contending with information overload for a long time, and a research process that remains largely manual can hinder the ability to make fast investment decisions and achieve an advantage over competitors. With MiFID II coming into force, effective research management will be crucial,” says Mahesh Narayan (pictured), head of portfolio management and research, Thomson Reuters. “By improving search functionality and the storage of research on Eikon, we are empowering the buy-side with the tools they need to meet their evolving business needs.”   
Additionally, Thomson Reuters allows the user to manage their research consumption with the context of the analyst’s StarMine performance. These unique industry leading analytics help the user to understand the estimate accuracy and recommendation performance of the analyst, an absolutely crucial context as the analyst processes and evaluates the views of the analyst community.
As one of the largest aggregators of real-time research in the world, Thomson Reuters offers a comprehensive portfolio of research-related products for both the buy-side and sell-side, and continues to focus on delivering MiFID II research-related solutions and enhancements on Eikon to help clients prepare.
Earlier in 2018, Thomson Reuters announced a series of Eikon integrations and enhancements to further align with research unbundling requirements. Thomson Reuters also announced a partnership with Visible Alpha to bring three joint-solutions on to Eikon.

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