November 8, 2018

Refinitiv to provide market trend information to Japan Post Bank through MarketPsych Indices

TOKYO/LONDON – Refinitiv, formerly the Financial and Risk business of Thomson Reuters, will provide market trend information based on MarketPsych Indices to Japan Post Bank (JPB), one of Japan’s leading banks, helping to manage information flows, drive actionable insights and sharper investment decisions for its customers. The solution will be provided through an interface customized for JPB, further enhancing its financial services and solutions offerings.

Refinitiv’s MarketPsych Indices analyze news and social media in real time across 2,000 top global news sites and 800 global financial social media sites, converting the volume and variety of professional news and social media into manageable information flows that can help drive investing decisions and risk management across asset classes.

The data is designed to be seamlessly incorporated into both quantitative and qualitative analysis to help enable investment and other professionals to quickly discern patterns affecting their respective businesses. It also offers a text analytics engine which uses patented natural language processing software.

“MarketPsych Indices help to understand complex market trends through world news sentiment analysis tools that turn today’s vast amounts of unstructured data into actionable insights to maximise investor returns and spot event risk,” said Debra Walton, Chief Customer Proposition Officer, Refinitiv. She adds “Refinitiv is delighted to be a part of efforts that Japan Post Bank is implementing to assist its customers and support the financial community in Japan.”

About Japan Post Bank

Japan Post Bank has a long history and it extends back over 140 years. From a state-owned organization to a privately owned organization, the Bank has changed along with the times, though we have never wavered from our commitment to meet the expectation of our customers as the most accessible and trustworthy bank in Japan. With customers around the country using our services, we remain committed to maintaining the current value creation process and will continue to promote stable economic growth and the stable formation of assets for our customers.

About Refinitiv

Refinitiv is one of the world’s largest providers of financial markets data and infrastructure, serving over 40,000 institutions in approximately 190 countries. It provides leading data and insights, trading platforms, and open data and technology platforms that connect a thriving global financial markets community – driving performance in trading, investment, wealth management, regulatory compliance, market data management, enterprise risk and fighting financial crime.


Hal Fujimori
Head of PR, Japan – Refinitiv

Silke Marsh
Head of PR, Asia Pacific – Refinitiv
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