NEW YORK - Morgan Stanley & Co. is offering its Global Economic Forum and a home page on the Internet. The forum will provide real-time economic analysis and commentary from economists stationed around the world.
"The (forum) service is designed to take advantage of the unique capabilities provided on the Internet for rapidly collecting and sharing insights on a global basis," said Stephen Roach, Morgan Stanley's chief economist.
The Morgan Stanley Internet home page address is http: www.ms.com. For further information, contact Tracy Gordon at Morgan Stanley at (212) 703-7618.
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Credit Lyonnais, New York, has agreed to license Infinity Financial Technology's Montage Data Model, Fin++ Class Library and applications software for the pricing and management of customized derivative products, according to officials with Infinity, Mountain View, Calif.
Licensing Montage "highlights the bank's (Credit Lyonnais) continuing commitment to provide tailor-made risk management solutions for its clients and will facilitate incorporation of the bank's proprietary valuation models into a comprehensive system for new products," said Pascal Poupelle, treasurer of Credit Lyonnais.
For more information, contact Jan Ellison at Infinity at (415) 940-6100.
BOSTON - Investors Bank & Trust Co., Boston, a domestic and global custodian, has set up a home page on the Internet World Wide Web. The address is http: www.investorsbnk.com/biz/ibt.
BERKELEY, Calif. - BARRA Inc. has urged the Securities and Exchange Commission to set reporting standards that will permit investors to make real time assessments of mutual fund risks.
Ronald Kahn, a director of research at BARRA, said analyzing a fund's historical performance results is like looking into a "rear-view mirror." He said investors can see where the fund has been but not where it is.
He is recommending the SEC adopt standard deviation as a standard definition of risk so investors could compare the risk different funds take in seeking investment returns.
Basing risk analysis on a mutual fund's current portfolio of securities, he said, would provide real-time assessments of how much risk a fund is taking now.
BEAVERTON, Ore. - Micropal Inc. has redesigned its rate of return calculator to AIM 5.0, a Microsoft Windows-based performance comparison and asset allocation software for investment managers. The new rate of return module permits merging of multiple return calculations worksheets, modification of worksheets in other Windows applications, and integration with existing accounting packages.
For further information, contact Shawn Osinkski of Micropal at (503) 526-9507.