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Interactive Data Expands Relationship With FactSet Research SystemsProvides Independent Evaluations for International Bonds on FactSet's Platform to Help FactSet's Clients Research and Value Global Corporate and Government Bonds (January 18, 2012)
NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 01/18/12 -- Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of independent pricing and evaluation services, today announced the expansion of its relationship with FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE: FDS) (NASDAQ: FDS), a leading provider of integrated global financial information and analytical applications for the investment community.
Interactive Data now provides daily independent evaluations for international bonds within the FactSet workstation, in addition to the wide range of dividend and pricing data, as well as evaluations, for global securities, that Interactive Data already provides to FactSet.
"We are pleased to expand upon our longstanding relationship with FactSet by providing an additional set of critical data for the FactSet platform," said Mark O'Brien, Vice President, Sales, for Interactive Data's Pricing and Reference Data business. "Our award-winning* evaluated pricing is easily integrated into FactSet's applications, giving FactSet's clients ready access to pricing information for global corporate and government bonds."
Interactive Data provides clients with timely, high-quality evaluations to support their mission-critical operations. Thousands of clients worldwide subscribe to Interactive Data's daily evaluated pricing covering a broad range of instruments.
Through its alliance program, Interactive Data has relationships with more than 500 software application vendors, service providers and media portals that have access to a broad range of data, analytics and related services.
"The expansion of our relationship with Interactive Data to include non-U.S. corporate and government bonds helps us globalize our powerful and rapidly expanding fixed income security and credit analysis functionality," said Chris Ellis, Senior Vice President, Director of Analytics for FactSet. "The international bond evaluations complement a wide range of data we obtain from Interactive Data across geographic regions and asset classes."
* Interactive Data was named 'Best Evaluated Prices Service Provider' and 'Best Reference Data Provider' by Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data in 2011.
About Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts and has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.
Pricing, evaluations and reference data are provided in the US through Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data, Inc. and internationally through Interactive Data (Europe) Ltd. and Interactive Data (Australia) Pty Ltd.
For more information about Interactive Data please visit: www.interactivedata.com
FactSet Research Systems Inc. combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. The Company, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, was formed in 1978 and now conducts operations along with its affiliates from more than twenty-four locations worldwide, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Dubai, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Sydney. Follow FactSet at www.twitter.com/factset.
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