UK – Major financial data provider group, Thomson Financial, has launched an online investment research and analytical tool for institutional investors, called First Call Analyst.

First Call Analyst is the first component of a wider programme, Thomson Dashboard, that will bring together a suite of investment oriented online programmes in a single interface.

Stock selection and research, trade execution and trade settlement are among the other components to be introduced into the programme.

As well as a combined interface, institutional investors may also subscribe to components on a separate basis.