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French Asset Manager to Deploy Socrates; Thomson Launches Excel Add-in for Analytics; Prediction Dynamics Launches Crucible

- AGF Asset Management, a France-based investment firm with more than 53 billion Euros under management, has implemented a performance and attribution solution from Strategic Asset Management Solutions. Socrates, the London-based SAMS' front-office suite, will provide the firm with equity and fixed-income attribution.

- Thomson Financial has launched Thomson One Analytics Excel Add-in to compliment its Thomson One Analytics application. According to Thomson, clients can utilize the Excel Add-in to integrate Thomson One Analytics content into pre-defined reports and pre-formatted templates in Microsoft Excel. The enhancement offers content sets including First Call global estimates and real-time notes and research, I/B/E/S aggregated forecasts, worldscope fundamentals, third-party data, company issued guidelines and three-years' worth of calendarized actuals. The Add-in is available as a free upgrade to existing First Call Link clients.

- Prediction Dynamics, a quantitative-trading and risk-management vendor, has released the newest version of its time-series-modeling platform, Crucible. The solution's enhancements allow quantitative traders to build models and implement trading strategies at a faster rate, claims the vendor. In addition, Prediction Dynamics says that it has introduced interface enhancements to simplify use and navigation.

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