Barra launches Risk Factor

Barra’s launch partner, ILX Systems, a provider of real-time equity price terminals, will integrate RiskFactor to its 160,000 retail brokers in its 'long-quote' screen.

Joe Lanza, head of Risk Factor and senior vice-president at Barra, acknowledged that competing equity volatility models have been in the market for a while, but argued that Barra’s product has benefited from the market’s reaction to existing systems.

“We asked brokers what type of risk information was important to them and how

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