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Thomson Reuters Corporation

November 28, 2011 09:00 ET

Thomson Reuters Teams Up With Fathom Consulting to Bring Deeper Macroeconomic Insight to Its Investment Management Clients

LONDON--(Marketwire - Nov 28, 2011) - Thomson Reuters today announced that it has teamed up with Fathom Consulting, an independent, global economic and financial market consultancy. The agreement will bring its investment management professionals deeper insights on macroeconomic trends and help identify risk and new investment ideas from those trends.

By teaming up with Fathom Consulting, Thomson Reuters is bringing investment managers access to a broad range of advanced research and proprietary content to identify and illustrate new alpha opportunities that will help them outperform. Professionals will also be able to access to a broad range of advanced research and proprietary content to identify and illustrate the hidden messages in the data.

The agreement builds on and embeds Fathom Consulting's existing Chartbook into Thomson Reuters' desktops, which provides a source of analytical content to Thomson Reuters' clients. Powered by Thomson Reuters' extensive database and Fathom Consulting's depth of experience and analysis, the Chartbook will provide a unique and immediate repository of analytical content, allowing deeper insights as events unfold, across time zones, regions, and asset classes. As well as macroeconomic data, the Chartbook will also include a range of pricing data on key financial markets and cutting edge bespoke models linking the two together.

Using Thomson Reuters' Datastream and Thomson ONE, investment professionals will now be able to access a wide range of analytical tools and pre-built charts based on Fathom Consulting's extensive industry experience. This will enable investment managers to analyze and monitor trends, validate trading ideas, and generate new opportunities. Thomson Reuters' clients will be able to access a library of thousands of sophisticated charts, ranging from plain vanilla data representation to complex economic and financial model output. They will also benefit from Fathom Consulting's own proprietary research and commentary which will accompany the graphical representations. And as the Chartbook will retain a direct feed to Thomson Reuters' database, the charts will always be right up to date.

Neil Masterson, managing director of Investment Management at Thomson Reuters, said: "We are excited to add Fathom Consulting's expertise to our world class macroeconomic research solutions. Their research and consultancy services are used by large number of global financial institutions, Fortune 500 corporations as well as governments and policy groups around the world. By adding a vast array of sophisticated economic and financial market related charts developed by Fathom Consulting's respected economists, our clients will be better able to visualise trends and create new investment ideas."

Danny Gabay, director at Fathom Consulting, said: "We have been using our own Chartbook for more than five years now, and it has proven an invaluable tool to both our business, and our clients. Moreover, our own experience at a practitioner level tells us that this new feature will address a key gap in the information market, transforming data into analytical content. We are delighted to be working with Thomson Reuters and believe the Chartbook will give its clients an edge, allowing them to easily identify and understand changing risks and opportunities."

Thomson Reuters' Datastream is the world's largest financial statistics database and global research solution that enables sophisticated analysis across a broad range of financial instruments. It allows buy- and sell-side professionals to analyze and map historical trends and relationships, validate trading ideas, and generate new opportunities. Datastream also delivers real-time market information such as Reuters news, economic research, a comprehensive time series database, ASSET4 environmental, social responsibility and governance data, and events. Datastream is relied upon by central banks, leading asset managers and many across the industry.

About Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters is the world's leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals. We combine industry expertise with innovative technology to deliver critical information to leading decision makers in the financial, legal, tax and accounting, healthcare and science and media markets, powered by the world's most trusted news organization. With headquarters in New York and major operations in London and Eagan, Minnesota, Thomson Reuters employs more than 55,000 people and operates in over 100 countries. For more information, go to www.thomsonreuters.com

About Fathom Consulting

Fathom Consulting is an independent, global economic and financial market consultancy. We focus on the relationship between the macro economy and financial markets. Ultimately, where others see a clear distinction, we see the two as inextricably linked. This is the architecture of the global economy, driving movements in growth, asset prices and policy. We work across the industrial spectrum to identify what this link means for our clients, and the risks and opportunities it presents for their businesses.

Founded in 2003, we have more than 100 global clients, including a number of major financial institutions, large corporations as well as governments and policy groups -- in Europe, the United States and Asia. Our founding partners' expertise, both at a policy level at the Bank of England and a practitioner level elsewhere, means we offer our clients a truly unique perspective. Independent, objective and rigorous, our analysis reveals the complete picture and informs our clients' strategic decisions at the highest level. For more information, go to www.fathom-consulting.com.

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