Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) Announces Addition of ISS Incentive Lab Data Covering Executive Compensation Performance Metrics, Goals, and Payout Structures

Philadelphia, PA—Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of ISS Incentive Lab data, covering compensation for 2,400+ US and European companies. A part of the Wharton School of the UniversityRead More

Sam Houston State University Wins Inaugural WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services, SSRN and Elsevier are pleased to announce Sam Houston State University, College of Business Administration as the winner of the first WRDS-SSRN Innovation Award™, honoring emerging business schools. Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academicRead More

Wharton Research Data Services, SSRN and Elsevier Announce Groundbreaking New Collaboration — Elevating Research and Researchers Who Use WRDS

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is excited to announce a first of its kind collaboration with SSRN, the world’s leading preprint server and working paper repository, and Elsevier, a global information analytics companyRead More

Value of Director Social Capital—How Connectivity Impacts Corporate Compensation Highlighted in Wharton Research Data Services Best Paper

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce Stephen Ferris, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and Research, Trulaske College of Business, University of Missouri; David Javakhadze, Assistant Professor of Finance, FloridaRead More

Wharton Research Data Services Adds Sustainalytics’ Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Data to its Award-Winning Research Platform

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, has added ESG data on more than 4,500 companies from Sustainalytics, a leading global provider of ESG and corporate governance research and ratings. A part of the Wharton SchoolRead More

Sustainalytics data — Gain Insight into ESG Risks

SUSTAINALYTICS  ̶  Access Company Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Data Key Benefits with Sustainalytics • Gain insight into companies’ policies, programs and preparedness to manage ESG risks • Easily identify ESG issues affecting a company and its industry peers • Acquire a comprehensive understanding of companies’ historical performance and theRead More

WRDS Adds SK&A Healthcare Data—Bringing Access to 1 million+ Records, Healthcare System Insight

Philadelphia, PA (BusinessWire) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of SK&A healthcare provider data to its platform. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDSRead More

SK&A Healthcare Provider Data added to WRDS — Bringing Access to 1 million+ Records, Healthcare System Insight

Access Physicians Reference Data — Understand Trends in Physicians’ Practice Environment Why Physicians Reference Data? • Access doctor and practice specialties, including independent & hospital-affiliated practices • Utilize NPI as an identifier for linking • Track Hospital affiliations and ownership • Identify electronic medical record (EMR) usage • Review newsRead More

Wharton Research Data Services Announces Best Paper Award for Research on Trust Effects in the Face of the Madoff Ponzi Scheme

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce Umit G. Gurun, Professor of Accounting and Finance at the University of Texas at Dallas; Noah Stoffman, Associate Professor of Finance at Indiana University;Read More

Wharton Research Data Services Announces Addition of Thomson Reuters SDC and KPI Datasets—Brings New Debt, Equity, and Merger Info to Researchers

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, announces the addition of three new Thomson Reuters datasets to its platform; SDC New Issues, I/B/E/S Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), and SDC Mergers & Acquisitions data. A partRead More

WRDS Announces Addition of American Hospital Association Census Data — Bringing Credible, Consistent Data on US Hospitals to Researchers

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of the American Hospital Association Data to its platform. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,Read More

Thomson Reuters SDC and I/B/E/S KPI data on WRDS — Access M&A, Issues of global equity & Key Performance Indicators

THOMSON REUTERS SDC & I/B/E/S KPI  — BRINGING MERGER, DEBT, AND EQUITY INFO TO WRDS RESEARCHERS SDC Mergers & Acquisitions Track changes in economic ownership at ultimate parent level in going business concerns. 150+ data elements, including target and acquirer profile information, deal terms, financial and legal advisor, stock premia,Read More

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) Adds Infogroup Data – Brings Community Insight to Investment Research, Government Planning and More

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Infogroup Historical Data to its dataset. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations,Read More

WRDS Adds Infogroup Data – Brings Community Insight to Investment Research, Government Planning and More

WITH INFOGROUP, YOU HAVE THE DATA TO RESEARCH AND ANALYZE COMMUNITY GROWTH AND MARKET TRENDS Why Infogroup Historical Data? Residential Historical Data • Analyze community growth and general population differences • Access household income, home value, years in residence and location • Expose shifts in overall household economic levels CoverageRead More

Calcbench now available through WRDS

CALCBENCH — RESEARCH FINANCIAL & ACCOUNTING DATA LIKE NEVER BEFORE Access data parsed out of the footnotes of SEC filings — fully harness the power of the new government mandated data standard XBRL, yielding an unprecedented direct line into the SEC’s corporate financial data repository. Why Calcbench? • All dataRead More

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) Adds Calcbench – Yielding an Unprecedented Direct Line into the SEC’s Corporate Financial Data Repository

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Calcbench to its offerings. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities andRead More

SAS Visual Analytics now available on WRDS

THROUGH INNOVATIVE ANALYTICS, SAS® ENABLES RESEARCHERS TO MAKE BETTER DECISIONS FASTER – WRDS IS SAS POWERED WRDS and SAS share the commitment to delivering valuable solutions and improving our researchers’ experience. Why SAS? • All WRDS databases and data processes are maintained in SAS — a convenient language to createRead More

NEW Data and Analytics on WRDS

New Analytics and Tools Classroom Tools by WRDS Real-world applications of principles, using actual company data in place of hypothetical examples. Efficient Frontier Select portfolio composition and calculate corresponding Efficient Frontier, Optimal Complete Portfolio, Optimal Risky Portfolio. Event Study by WRDS   Measure the impact on the value of aRead More

WRDS Announces Addition of 2iQ – Bringing Power of Insider Transaction Data to Financial Research

BusinessWire  Philadelphia, PA — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool, is pleased to announce the addition of 2iQ to its data offerings. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities and government agencies theRead More

2iQ Data on WRDS

Academic Subscribers only Access 2iQ DATA on WRDS Use the predictive power of insider transaction for your research. WHY INSIDER/DIRECTOR TRANSACTION DATA? • Full global coverage • Categorize significance of trades and level of Insider • Link to the original filing • Transaction labels (capturing footnotes and events) • ValidateRead More

WRDS Announces Addition of Levin Associates Health Care and Senior Care M&A — Expanding Coverage into new Sectors

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Irving Levin Associates Health Care and Senior Care M&A to its data offerings. A part of the Wharton School of theRead More

Event Study by WRDS

MEASURE THE IMPACT ON THE VALUE OF A FIRM RESULTING FROM AN EVENT — INSTANT VISUALIZATION ON THE EFFECT OF EVENTS ON STOCK RETURNS Following a Dividend Cancellation, how is the stock return affected? MEASURED 10 years of data (2005-2015 from Compustat Key Developments). RESULT The return of the stockRead More

Institutional Shareholder Services’ Voting Analytics with N-PX Data Added to Database on WRDS

June 6, 2016 — PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Institutional Shareholder Services’ (ISS) N-PX Voting Analytics Data to the WRDS database. A part of the WhartonRead More

ISS Voting Analytics now available

INSTITUTIONAL SHAREHOLDER SERVICES (ISS) — ACCESS ROBUST CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AND SOCIALLY RESPONSIBLE INVESTMENT (SRI) SOLUTIONS Uncover risks and understand the key issues in the areas of board, audit, compensation, shareholder rights, and more. NEW ISS VOTING ANALYTICS WITH N-PX DATA WHY VOTING ANALYTICS? • U.S. mutual fund voting records forRead More

The Bond Buyer announces: MSRB Expands Access To Data Offerings Through Research Platform

The Bond Buyer WASHINGTON – The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board is making its trade data available through a research platform to individuals associated with more than 400 institutions around the world, but without the controversial anonymous dealer identifiers in a proposed new product still under development. The subscription-based research platformRead More

MSRB data now available via WRDS

MSRB DATA ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL WRDS ACADEMIC SUBSCRIBERS AT NO ADDITIONAL COST The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board’s (MSRB) municipal market trade data are available to support the study of recent and historical municipal securities price trends, trade frequency and other characteristics of municipal bond transactions. FEATURES As the primaryRead More

Announcing S&P Capital IQ Transaction data

Wharton Research Data Services adds S&P Capital IQ Transaction data to its platform – bringing extensive coverage of M&A, private equity, and capital market transactions PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic, and government institutions worldwide, is pleased toRead More

WRDS adds S&P Capital IQ Transaction Data

EXTENSIVE COVERAGE OF M&A, PRIVATE EQUITY, AND CAPITAL MARKET TRANSACTIONS WHY USE S&P CAPITAL IQ TRANSACTION DATA? • Detailed information and analysis of all transactions • Follow deal lifecycles, including the status, features, conditions, buyer, seller, etc. • Information collected at most granular level • Screen by key valuation metricsRead More

The Wharton School offers RQ via WRDS

January 11, 2016, Philadelphia, PA — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of RQ (Research Quotient) to its data offerings. RQ is available at no cost to academic institutionsRead More

Research Quotient now available via WRDS

ANALYZE AND MEASURE THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A FIRM’S R&D FREE TO ACADEMIC INSTITUTIONS maintaining current subscription to S&P Capital IQ Compustat WHAT IS RQ? Research Quotient = percentage increase in revenue from a 1% increase in R&D. RQ is the output elasticity of R&D. RQ offers a universal, uniform, andRead More

WRDS Best Paper Award for Research Examines CEO Compensation Structure – Short Term Contracts Induce CEOs to Cut Investment

Philadelphia, PA — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the winners of the Wharton-WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Finance by the Western Finance Association: Alex Edmans of the London BusinessRead More

RavenPack News Analytics now available via WRDS

RAVENPACK NOW AVAILABLE TO ACADEMIC USERS ENHANCE QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH WITH DATA DERIVED FROM TRADITIONAL AND SOCIAL MEDIA RavenPack analyzes the unstructured content from thousands of publications to extract information on named entities and financially relevant events in the public eye. WHY RAVENPACK? • Structured data in a form that allowsRead More

University of Pennsylvania’s Penn Current features WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services By Lauren Hertzler Wharton Research Data Services, or WRDS, an award-winning business intelligence tool, was created to support the Wharton School’s faculty —providing access to global financial databases through one platform. Several years later, the data research platform expanded its reach by offering its subscription-based serviceRead More

WRDS Adds BoardEx, Bringing International Relationship Capital Management to Its Data Services

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of BoardEx to its data offerings. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides thoughtRead More

BoardEx data now available on WRDS

ANNOUNCING BOARDEX DATA ON WRDS ACCESS EXTENSIVE DATA ON THE BOARDS OF PUBLICLY LISTED AND NOTABLE PRIVATE COMPANIES IN ALL REGIONS OF THE WORLD HIGHLIGHTS Profiles 700,000+ (directors, senior management, disclosed earners), companies (listed and private) Network Connections Between individuals via professional connections Board Summary Composition, compensation, committees Company DetailsRead More

Announcing the addition of RepRisk data on WRDS

ACCESS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE ON ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) RISKS RepRisk data is now available to WRDS academic and government subscribers. WHY DOES ESG DATA MATTER? Environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues—environmental degradation, child labor, corruption, etc.— can translate into reputational, compliance and financial risks. Learn More

WRDS adds RepRisk data

ACCESS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE ON ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) RISKS WRDS Academic and Government Subscribers can access RepRisk data FREE for 1 year from October 20, 2015 through October 19, 2016. For more information, [email protected] WHY DOES ESG DATA MATTER? Environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues—environmental degradation, child labor,Read More

Visit WRDS at the FMA Conference

October 15 - 16 Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 academic, government, and  corporate users in 33 countries, will exhibit at the upcoming Financial Management Association (FMA) Conference, October 15-16, Orlando, FL. Visit Booth 201 to learn about our newRead More

WRDS Adds FactSet Revere Data, Helping Clients to Uncover Complex Networks of Companies within the Global Economy

September 15, 2015 11:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic, and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of FactSet Revere’s unique datasets to the WRDS platform. The data is available throughRead More

FactSet Revere data on WRDS

ACCESS FACTSET REVERE Uncover the complex network of companies in the world economy to better understand the risk factors that affect a company’s performance. WHY USE FACTSET REVERE? • Map companies relationships historically • Control for different industry effects based on product revenue • Understand the geographic risks of companiesRead More

Thomson Reuters Worldscope brings uniform analysis structure to complex global accounting data

August 10, 2015 10:03 AM Eastern Daylight Time PHILADELPHIA — (BUSINESS WIRE) — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announce the addition of Worldscope from Thomson Reuters, the leading source of intelligenceRead More

WRDS adds Thomson Reuters Worldscope data

THOMSON REUTERS WORLDSCOPE DATA on WRDS Access Comprehensive, Accurate and Timely Fundamentals and Stock Data — a measurable advantage when analyzing company financial information WHY WORLDSCOPE? While advances in synchronization have been made by major exchanges, financial accounting practices remain diverse and company presentations remain highly inconsistent. Thomson Reuters WorldscopeRead More

Visit WRDS at the AAA and enter to win an iPad mini

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, and government clients in 33 countries, will exhibit at the American Accounting Association (AAA) conference, taking place August 9-11, Hyatt Regency Chicago, Chicago, IL. VISIT BOOTH #62 Enter to win anRead More

WRDS sponsoring WFA Best Paper Award

VISIT WRDS AT THE WFA CONFERENCE Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government, and non-profit clients in 33 countries, will be a sponsor at the Western Finance Association Conference at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel, Seattle, WA. WHARTON-WRDSRead More

WRDS Outstanding Paper Award for Research Highlights Analyst Influence on Corporate Policies

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is proud to announce the winners of the Wharton-WRDS Outstanding Paper Award for the MARC Conference. The award winners, Jarrad Harford, Michael G. Foster School of Business, UniversityRead More

WRDS Best Paper Award Presented for Research on the Impact of Fairness Opinions in Mergers and Acquisitions

WRDS Best Paper Award for Research on the Impact of Fairness Opinions in Mergers and Acquisitions June 08, 2015 09:34 AM Eastern Daylight Time PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is pleased to announceRead More

OTC Data now available via WRDS

Free to all WRDS Academic users Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is pleased to announce the addition of OTC Markets Group data to its already robust data offerings. Access the most comprehensive, timely and accurate data available on the 10K securities that trade on the OTCQX, OTCQB and OTC PinkRead More

WRDS sponsors the Outstanding Paper Award at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Finance (MARC), March 13

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and non-profit clients in 33 countries, will be the lead sponsor for the Outstanding Paper Award and Exhibitor at the Mid-Atlantic Research Conference in Finance (MARC), taking place March 13Read More

WRDS Best Paper Award Highlights Analyst Influence on Corporate Policies

Philadelphia, PA — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is proud to announce the winners of the Southern Finance Association Wharton-WRDS Best Paper Award. The award winners, Francois Degeorge, Faculty of Economics, University of Lugano;Read More

WRDS adds RepRisk data

ACCESS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE ON ENVIRONMENTAL, SOCIAL AND GOVERNANCE (ESG) RISKS WRDS Academic Subscribers can access RepRisk data FREE for 1 year beginning on October 20, 2015 For more information, [email protected] WHY DOES ESG DATA MATTER? Environmental, social, governance (ESG) issues—environmental degradation, child labor, corruption, etc.— can translate intoRead More

WRDS Best Paper Awarded for Research on Financial Model Disagreement and Impact on Markets

Philadelphia, PA — Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for corporate, academic and government institutions worldwide, is proud to announce the winners of the Wharton-WRDS Best Paper Award in Empirical Research. The 2014 Best Paper Award winners, Daniel Andrei (Assistant Professor ofRead More

WRDS and Markit at the FMA

Visit WRDS and Markit at the FMA Visit booth #3 — Register to win an iPad mini with trial of MARKIT data and FREE ONE-YEAR subscription to the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool relied on by over 30,000Read More

Visit WRDS at the NFA in Ottawa, September 12-14

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the gold standard business intelligence tool relied on by over 30,000 academic, government, and corporate users in 33 countries, is pleased to be an Exhibitor and Best Paper Award sponsor at the upcoming Northern Finance Association (NFA) Conference, September 12-14, Ottawa, Canada. Visit our boothRead More