Northern Trust Enhances Investment Risk and Analytical Tools

August 30, 2011 ( - Northern Trust has enhanced the client experience for users of the Investment Risk and Analytical Services (IRAS) tools on its multi-faceted Web portal, Passport.


Designed to provide clients with better access to the risk and analytical tools needed to make investment decisions, the new IRAS Dashboard offers more customizable features, faster performance, and integration of both ex post analytics and ex ante risk services. 

Key aspects of the new IRAS Dashboard design include: 


  • Customizable charts and tables 
  • Selection of any portfolio or index/benchmark data and combinations for any daily or monthly time period 
  • More than 200 statistics / characteristics / metrics available in ex post and ex ante views 
  • The ability for clients to tailor their view of portfolio data to extract vital information 


The IRAS Dashboard allows clients to select from hundreds of industry measurements of daily and monthly portfolio performance, attribution, risk measures, and key characteristics utilizing the available chart and table templates. In addition to presentation of this data in the client’s desired format, the Dashboard provides access to in-depth analysis that examines portfolio or index data in an absolute or benchmark-relative form to the security level.