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KAS ties up with Barra for on-line risk analysis

NETHERLANDS – Dutch custodian bank KAS-Associatie is to provide institutional investors with risk analysis via an internet solution tie up with US risk management systems provider Barra’s TotalRisk software.
KAS is also currently developing an administrative information package for pension fund managers.

The online site will offer the bank’s institutional clients the possibility to calculate the risk profile of their portfolios based on their specific brief composition.
The resulting yield expectations can then be tailored to meet the requirements of each portfolio, says the custodian.

Through the web site KAS’s clients can access risk analyses made by Barra and submit an investment policy for further inspection.
Barra was established in 1975 and provides risk management systems and services to portfolio and company investment risk managers. It is headquartered in Berkeley, California.

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