FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Capital IQ and The Wharton School to Provide Extensive Company Datasets through WRDS Research Platform
Creates new research opportunities for thousands of academic and financial researchers
NEW YORK, NY – June 14, 2011 – Capital IQ, a Standard and Poor’s business and a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and solutions, and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania today announced that Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) will now include three Capital IQ datasets to complement the Compustat datasets currently available through the platform. With the addition of these datasets, researchers in both the academic and financial communities will have the tools to conduct analysis within new areas of research.
The select datasets consist of Key Developments, Capital Structure, and People Intelligence. Key Developments provides structured summaries of material news and events to predict the impact of discrete qualitative or quantitative events on future company performance. The Capital Structure dataset provides extensive debt capital structure for over 60,000 global public and private companies and equity capital structure data on over 80,000 active and inactive companies worldwide. Additionally, People Intelligence offers coverage of over 4.5 million professionals including private and public company executives, board members, and investment professionals, globally.
“We are very excited for this newest expansion of our partnership with WRDS,” said Andy Halula, Vice President of Government & University Division at Capital IQ Compustat. “The addition of these select Capital IQ datasets to the vast array of Compustat and other Standard & Poor’s datasets already available on WRDS will provide new opportunities for the thousands of researchers around the world who rely on the WRDS platform for their historical analysis and research.”
“We are so pleased to have the opportunity to add Capital IQ data to WRDS, further solidifying the relationship between our two organizations,” said Robert Zarazowski, Director of WRDS. “With these new data additions, the WRDS service continues as the locus for quantitative data research recognized by the academic and financial research community around the world as the leading business intelligence tool.”
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading, comprehensive, internet-based data research service used by academic, government, non-profit institutions, and corporate firms. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Finance, Marketing, and Economics. WRDS provides flexible data delivery options including a simple but powerful web query method that reduces research time and executes research and strategy development on the WRDS Cloud. Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS has since evolved to become the leading business intelligence tool for a global research community of over 20,000 users at nearly 300 institutions in 27 countries. http://wrds.wharton.upenn.edu
About Capital IQ and Standard & Poor’s
Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor’s business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. Its solutions are based on the Capital IQ Platform, Compustat, ClariFI, and Alphaworks products, and offer an array of powerful applications for desktop research, screening, real-time market data, backtesting, portfolio management, financial modeling, and quantitative analysis. For more information, please visit Capital IQ’s web site at www.capitaliq.com.
Standard & Poor’s, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is the world’s foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor’s is an essential part of the world’s financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit www.standardandpoors.com.
About The Wharton School
The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania — founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school — is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has more than 4,800 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 86,000 graduates.
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)
Robin Nussbaum Gold
Vice President, Government & University Division
Capital IQ Compustat
(800) 525-8640, ext. 4458
Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)