Thomson Reuters announced the launch of a powerful new tool that supports investment professionals’ need for tighter integration between macroeconomic research and fundamental analysis.

Datastream Professional combines economic research with cross-asset analytics and fundamental data in one integrated application. This supports Thomson Reuters goal to deliver superior content analytical tools to improve investment workflows and achieve increased alpha.

“Datastream Professional is a valuable development for the investment community,” said Alois Pirker of Aite Group. “Facing a vast amount of data, investors have been in need of a tool that allows them to analyze and focus on the assets and sectors relevant to them. The intuitive nature and the user- friendly interface of Datastream Professional enables users to easily explore an array of data to distinguish data applicable to specific needs and analyze that data for measurable trends,” he added.

Global events, such as the Eurozone and U.S. debt crises, are impacting the financial markets, which, in turn, is causing investors to realize the increasing importance of top-down macro analytics to support their investment processes. Datastream Professional’s one-stop solution combines the world’s largest historical financial database, Datastream, with critical real-time market data, global news from Reuters and powerful analytical tools.

“Datastream Professional is a major leap forward for the investment community and is designed to deliver the content, analytics and tools they need to spot opportunities quickly and test theories with greater confidence,” said Neil Masterson, managing director, Investors, Thomson Reuters.

The platform’s powerful search tool provides intelligent searching, ranking and filtering across all time-series and intuitively suggests links to relevant content, which allows the user to easily navigate and explore data.

Thomson Reuters partnered with Fathom Consulting to develop pre-built economic charts, which are embedded in the system. Team members can also collaborate with colleagues globally through instant messaging and chat-rooms.

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