WRDS Adds ETF Global® data – Brings Research on New Investment Channel to Subscribers

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 ETF Global® (ETFG) to its data offerings. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides thought leadership, data access and insights that accelerate impact to global corporations, universities and regulatory agencies.

ETFG uncovers critical data on the $2 trillion + in US listed Exchange-Traded-Fund assets, considered by many to be the investment vehicle of the future. ETFs offer access to markets that were previously hard to enter efficiently, so research and investment communities have substantial interest in exploring this new investment channel.

“We are really pleased to announce the addition of ETFG, which is the first ETF dataset available to WRDS subscribers,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “Helping researchers, advisors, managers and analysts access cutting edge information and insights is WRDS’ role; and ETFG is an excellent resource for this exciting new investment sector.”

Chris Romano, Director of Research at ETF Global commented “ETF Global is excited to expand its reach in providing the most comprehensive and dynamic ETF data offering available and to partner with such a great and well-respected organization as WRDS.”

Quick stats:

Coverage from 2012 on over 1,800 U.S. Listed ETFs

Profile Data

  • Expenses, Tracking Index, Assets Under Management, Trading, and Bid-Ask Spread
  • Industry specific insights into lead market makers and service providers
  • Classification details on Market Exposures, Geographic Exposures, Industry Exposure

Fund Flows Data

  • Daily Net Fund Flows that is driven by the ETF creation and redemption process
  • Reflects the actual capital being added to or withdrawn from the ETF

Proprietary Analysis

  • 22 Factor Scores gauging momentum, sentiment, valuation, and macro views on sectors and countries
  • Qualitative measures include liquidity, diversification and issuing firm

Risk Models

  • Model with Factor Scores for volatility, deviation, country, structure, liquidity and efficiency

ABOUT ETF GLOBAL

ETF Global® (ETFG®) is a leading, independent provider of data, research, investment decision support applications, proprietary risk analytics and educational offerings for Exchange-Traded-Products. While ETF Global specializes in Exchange-Traded-Funds (ETFs), the company’s broad suite of products and services addresses the spectrum of asset classes throughout the investment arena. The ETFG research platform, which is driven by the ETFG Quantitative Model (ETFG Quant), supports the overall investment process with a variety of strategies and applications to pursue return, manage risk, utilize investment analysis and generate investment ideas. Founded in 2011, the firm is headquartered in New York and maintains offices in both New York City and Pittsburgh, PA. More information about ETF Global and our services, applications and products is available throughout our site, here at http://www.etfg.com.

About WRDS

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 40,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users at 400+ institutions in 30+ countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and Event Study by WRDS, Wharton Research Data Services is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 94,000 graduates.