WRDS sponsors and presents the Best Paper Award at the WFA Conference, June 15-18, Monterey, CA

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 (WFA) conference, taking place June 15-18 at the Marriott Monterey in Monterey, CA.

The WRDS Best Paper Award for Empirical Research, “Financing Capacity and Fire Sales: Evidence from Bank Failures”, will be presented to winners Rodney Ramcharan (Federal Reserve Board) and Raghuram G. Rajan (University of Chicago, Booth School of Business), during the WFA conference luncheon on Tuesday, June 17.

Some new databases available on WRDS include:

CRSP US Index History 4
CRSP US Index History, generated by the investable CRSP Indexes, provides additional market data for scholarly research. The introductory time series provides the base for future product expansion, including additional index data as well as index holdings, Intraday, and end-of-day security data.

FactSet Fundamentals and Ownership 4
Considered the market standard, FactSet Ownership provides global institutional, mutual fund, stakeholder, and float-related share ownership information. FactSet Fundamentals is a comprehensive global database, providing users with a firm foundation for financial analysis on more than 67,000 public and private companies.

 HFR 4
HFR, the most comprehensive resource available for hedge fund investors, includes fund-level detail on historical performance and assets, as well as firm characteristics
on both the broadest and most influential hedge fund managers.

 Markit 4
Markit provides high quality CDS pricing data including CDS composite and contributor level data on approximately 3,000 individual entities.

WRDS now offers and fully supports OTIS, the premier online simulation tool for trading and portfolio management education, offering real-time, customizable portfolios with performance analytics tools, optional trading limits and robust evaluation insights for educators.

 S&P Capital IQ: Snapshot andCompustat Snapshot provides historically reported preliminary and final data known for annual and quarterly, while retaining original values and all succeeding changes. These data identify and manage changes at the data element level, and tracks all changes on a daily basis, for all of Compustat’s accounting and identifying information. With S&P Ratings Services Credit Ratings, tap into one of the industry’s largest databases of current and historical credit ratings to enhance your research and analysis.

Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S GUIDANCE4I/B/E/S Guidance provides the user with comments directly from management about future expectations. Complementing the I/B/E/S Guidance data, Earnings Estimates is used by every financial professional for Earnings Data covering over 5800+ US Companies, 12,400 International Companies, with history dating back to 1976.

 WRDS SEC Analytics Suite4 The WRDS SEC Analytics Suite simplifies research by allowing researchers to quickly and easily develop tailored datasets from all SEC filings, parsing millions of regulatory reports based on your custom criteria. WRDS SEC Analytics Suite is positioned for broad business usage from due diligence and forensic accounting to disclosure research and investment management. 

 Zacks 4Zacks data can be used to empirically analyze analysts’ forecasts and their revisions, price targets and recommendationsconstruct popular measures such as consensus forecast, earnings surprises, and analyst track records.


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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading data research platform and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit clients at over 350 institutions in 33 countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, Finance, 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.

Learn more about how WRDS partners with leading data vendors and our tools–including OTIS, an online trading and investment simulator, WRDS SEC Analytics Suite, to develop custom-tailored datasets from all SEC filings, parsing millions of regulatory reports, and WRDS Quant Alpha, a powerful tool to discover and test unknown stock anomalies—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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