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Interactive Data Q1 2014 Revenues Up 4.9%

Interactive Data’s first-quarter 2014 revenue was a record $234.4 million, a 4.9% increase from $223.5 million in the first quarter of 2013.  Excluding the impact of changes in foreign exchange rates, Interactive Data’s organic (non-GAAP) revenue for the first quarter of 2014 grew by 3.9% from the first quarter in 2013. Interactive Data’s first-quarter 2014 income from operations was $40.9 ... Read More »

Wolters Kluwer Q1 2014 Revenue Up 2% (constant currency) Down 1% (actual exchange rate)

Wolters Kluwer, a leader in professional information services, affirms its full-year 2014 guidance and reports first-quarter revenues up +2% in constant currencies and up +2% organically.   Leading, high growth businesses continue to drive performance with digital subscriptions produced good organic growth; while transactional cyclical revenues declined. Nancy McKinstry, CEO and Chairman of the Executive Board, commented:  “Our leading, high growth ... Read More »

Pico Quantiative Trading Holdings LLC Acquires SpryWare

SpryWare LLC, a premier provider of real-time market data solutions for securities traders has been acquired by Pico Quantitative Trading Holdings LLC, whose businesses include a financial technologies services firm and an agency broker dealer. SpryWare, based in Chicago, IL, offers fully managed direct market data access and real-time ticker plant technology designed for low latency real-time access to data from ... Read More »

Interactive Data in Collaboration with SAP

Interactive Data Corporation announced a strategic collaboration with SAP that will enable clients to simply plug their applications into Interactive Data’s data store, allowing them immediate access to the most up-to-date Interactive Data content on demand. Data acquisition, integration and maintenance are some of the biggest challenges in developing and running applications to drive business in today’s highly competitive capital ... Read More »

Morningstar Acquires ByAllAccounts Inc.

Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN) has acquired ByAllAccounts, Inc., a provider of innovative data aggregation technology, for financial applications for $28 million, subject to working capital adjustments. ByAllAccounts uses a knowledge-based process, including patented artificial intelligence technology, to collect, consolidate, and enrich financial account data and deliver it to virtually any platform.  The company has built a network of more than ... Read More »

Interactive Data Announces Collaboration With Microsoft

Interactive Data to Deliver Capital Markets Data Content for Use Within Existing Microsoft Business Intelligence Applications Interactive Data announced a collaboration with Microsoft in support of today’s most demanding requirements for servicing capital markets applications.  Interactive Data intends to leverage Windows Azure and Power BI for Office 365 to make their pricing and reference data accessible via some of the ... Read More »

Markit Launches New Securities Finance Platform

Markit has launched a new securities lending data online platform that caters to the specific workflow requirements of lenders and borrowers. David Carruthers, managing director and cohead of securities finance at Markit said: “We have invested in our online platform following extensive feedback from our lender and borrower customers. This new delivery channel is intuitive and can be easily scaled ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches Central Registry for Bank Client Data

Thomson Reuters Corp said it has launched a central register of information to help banks meet increasing compliance demands on who they deal with and cut their costs by reducing duplication. The news and information company said on Wednesday the product would act as a central clearing house for banks, corporations, asset managers, hedge funds and others to check identity documentation for their counterparties.  Senior ... Read More »

Interactive Data’s Market-Q Partners with MT Newswire

Real-Time Market Data Desktop and Mobile Companion Offer Additional News Coverage of North American Markets Interactive Data Corporation announced the integration and delivery of MT Newswires’ Live Briefs® PRO news content into the Market-QSM real-time streaming market data platform and Market-Q Mobile.  Live Briefs PRO gives wealth management professionals comprehensive real-time coverage of the North American markets. In line with Interactive Data’s ... Read More »

Fitch Group Acquires Business Monitor International

Fitch Group today announced it has acquired Business Monitor International (BMI), an independent provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The addition of BMI strengthens and expands Fitch Group’s client offering in financial information services. Subscribers to BMI’s products include decision makers at multinationals, governments, academia, financial institutions, ... Read More »

Markit Enhances Factors Suite with Social Media Indicators

Markit study confirms social media sentiment measures are effective signals of future stock performance Markit, a leading global diversified provider of financial information services, announced that it has partnered with Social Market Analytics (SMA) to provide new signals of investor sentiment designed to help customers inform their trading strategies or investment process.  The social media indicators enhance the Markit Research ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters 2013 Revenues Up 2% – Q4 Up 1%

Thomson Reuters (TSX / NYSE: TRI) reported revenue growth of 2% for the full year and 1% for the fourth quarter, before currency impact.   Including a $260 million charge in the fourth quarter, adjusted EBITDA was down 7% for the full year and down 32% for the fourth quarter Including a $275 million charge in the fourth quarter, underlying operating ... Read More »

InfoDesk Introduces New Suite of Corporate Intelligence Solutions

InfoDesk has introduced a powerful new suite of corporate intelligence solutions tailored to meet the needs of the financial services sector.  The new suite greatly simplifies real-time content gathering and distribution, offering unlimited content options, more flexible technology and greater ease of use. “InfoDesk has been serving the finance sector for years,” said Lynn Epstein, InfoDesk COO. “What’s changed is ... Read More »

FactSet Acquires Matrix Data Limited

FactSet acquired Matrix Data Limited (“Matrix”) for $32 million during the second quarter of fiscal 2014.   Headquartered in London, England, Matrix’s primary line of business is a provider of intelligence to the UK financial services industry, covering market share of mutual fund distribution.  Matrix has developed customer, channel and market benchmarking solutions that help clients optimize product distribution and ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Revamps Equity Research Division Laying Off Most of its Analysts

S&P Capital IQ is laying off about 50 analysts amid a restructuring of its equity-research group, while it also closes a fund-research division.  Michael Thompson, a managing director at S&P Capital IQ, took over the equity-research business this week. He said Thursday the group is “still a sustainable business and it’s a business that is strategic, but it needs to ... Read More »

Interactive Data Launches Comprehensive Web Analytics Suite

Combining usage analytics, online investment behaviour and social media sentiment Interactive Data Corporation announced the launch of a comprehensive suite of web analytics tools.  The Web Analytics suite provides organisations such as retail banks, online brokers or media portals with tools designed to track the usage of their websites and perform in-depth analyses of the information, products and services in which ... Read More »