Free Trial of Markit Credit Default Swaps (CDS)

WRDS is pleased to announce that Markit Credit Default Swaps (CDS) data is now available on WRDS.

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WRDS offers the broadest collection of data and most robust computing infrastructure available; and its partnership with Markit is part of WRDS’ ongoing expansion to further meet the information needs of over 300 client organizations worldwide.

CDS Data for Academic Research

CDS are used by institutions to hedge exposure to credit risk. Since the early days of credit derivatives, Markit has been the leading provider of CDS data for price discovery, risk and valuations, offering streaming, snapped, or end of day price updates. Markit collects and analyzes over one million data points daily to produce one independent, reliable data point for each credit. By sourcing data from across the marketplace, including live indicative quotes, and by applying sophisticated data cleaning algorithms, Markit CDS data service is unique for its consistency and wide coverage.

2,800 Entity Tiers
10,500 Composite Curves
1.9 million+Daily Quotes
History from 2001

Users of these datasets include:

Academic researchers

Investment managers

Hedge Funds

Investment bankers

Private Equity Firms


Research Analysts

Consultants and Advisors

Government Agencies

Corporate Investor Relations Professionals







Benefits of Markit CDS RED
RED confirms reference entity, reference obligation, corporate event and credit index data. RED provides verified index and constituent information for the credit indices including updated weighing and index factors upon a credit event. RED includes verified corporate actions, CDS succession events and credit events, legally verified reference entity and obligation data and confirmed index data.

Markit is a leading, global financial information services company with over 2,900 employees. The company provides independent data, valuations and trade processing across all asset classes in order to enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Its client base includes the most significant institutional participants in the financial marketplace.

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About WRDS:
WRDS is the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users in 30 countries. We provide single-point access to over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines, including Finance, Marketing, and Economics. WRDS offers flexible data delivery options, from Web interface and PC SAS Connect to the powerful WRDS Cloud. No other data management system offers so many options. Our state-of-the-art infrastructure gives users the power to analyze complex information at speeds of up to 400MB per second.

From client-centered research support to analytics and consulting services, WRDS is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of The Wharton School.

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Stephanie Schneider, Senior Account Executive
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