California-based Barra has announced the next release of its Aegis risk management software. Version 3.3 of the package is designed to help fund managers control risk at the portfolio level, and optimise returns on equity portfolios. It also produces daily updates of the supplier's performance data. Michael Bishopp, Barra's vice president of product management, said Aegis version 3.3 also offered modelling capabilities for exchange traded funds. The software has also upgraded its valuation for r