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Finance & Quantitative Finance Research Navigator: Find Financial Data
Guide on resources for finance and quantitative finance
Bloomberg provides real-time and historical pricing, indicative and fundamental data, charts and graphs on different topics, customized analytics, and market news. Use this database to obtain financial and business information, including real-time and intra-day data.
Faculty, PhD, and staff only: For online access to Bloomberg Anywhere, please sign up using the Learner Sign Up link and email us at email@example.com to activate the account. Account activation may take up to 2 working days and is for academic purposes at SMU only. As there are limited number of accounts, do click log-out when you finish your session so that others can access. You can still continue to book and access the Bloomberg terminals within the Investment Studio. This Bloomberg Anywhere subscription is temporary and will expire on December 2021.
BoardEx has in-depth profiles of over 380,000 business leaders, mainly in Europe and North America. It covers over 15,000 publicly quoted companies and major private entities at board and executive management levels. Geographical coverage of companies includes North America 8,000, UK 2,600, Europe 2,500, Australasia 700, India 225, rest of world 900. Data is updated daily and quality assured by about 300 research analysts. Data coverage is from 1997.
In addition to individual profiles, BoardEx maps the business networks and connections among these business leaders, not only via their employment but also education, clubs, charities and memberships.
For historical information, download the Boardex Data Reports. Log in with your SMU ID and password when prompted.
S&P Capital IQ is a web-based platform that has private and public company information, executive profiles, industry analysis, basic commodities information, economic data, historical and future estimates, and a screening function to create lists of companies/people using various criteria. All SMU faculty and students can create their own account in Capital IQ.
Datastream is a financial and economic database of Thomson Reuters. It provides current and historical time series data on equities, bonds, indices, unit trusts, investment trusts, bonds, exchange rates, interest rates, commodities, derivatives, and economic data.
Access via Datastream alternatively via WRDS (you will need a WRDS account).
Eikon provides real-time and historical pricing, charts and graphs, customized analytics, and market news on markets such as equities, commodities, fixed income, forex.
Booking instructions: Book a terminal here and use the EIKON computers at the Investment Studio in Level 3. Limited to one booking per user per day. Login instructions: Click the EIKON desktop shortcut on the terminals, and wait for the login details to load automatically. Do not click on the login area. Guides:How do I Use EIKON.
This database features thousands of analyst reports covering over 3,000 global companies and all industries. Reports cover equities and company performance, global and regional economics and financial strategy, foreign exchange, commodities, liquidity, and emerging markets
Coverage is from 2011 onwards, with a one week embargo.
This is a financial database covering global new issues, mergers & acquisitions, corporate governance, corporate restructuring, global public finance, industry specific, securities trading and venture capital.
Booking instructions: Book a terminal here and use the SDC computers at the Investment Studio in Level 3. Limited to one booking per user per day. Login instructions: Click the SDC desktop shortcut on the terminals, and wait for the login to load automatically. When prompted, enter the Username:smu, and Project description: Type in any description you wish. Guides:How do I Use SDC.
WRDS provides access to over 350 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Data delivery options include a web query method, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab, and R.
Wind Financial Terminal provides data and information on Chinese financial market, covering stocks, bonds, funds, indices, warrants, commodity futures, foreign exchanges, macro industry, etc. in Mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan.
Booking instructions: Book a terminal here and use the WIND computers at the Investment Studio on Level 3 . Limited to one booking per user per day. Login instructions: Click the WIND desktop shortcut on the computers first and wait for login details to load automatically. Guides:How do I use WIND.
Private companies are not legally required to disclose company information and financial data. It may be difficult to locate the information you require, especially financial information, if you are researching private companies.
The following resources may be able to provide limited information.
CrunchbaseCrunchbase is a platform for finding business information about private and public companies. Crunchbase information includes investments and funding information, founding members and individuals in leadership positions, mergers and acquisitions, news, and industry trends.
To access this database, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for the login details. Do not re-use login details as these will be periodically refreshed. Attempts to login in with the wrong login details will lead to locked account for 24hours.
PitchBookPitchBook contains data on start-ups, their valuations and investment deals (by Private Equity firms, VCs and angel investors), along with their exits (acquisitions, IPOs, closings) for over two decades.
10 daily / 25 monthly rows of company, deal or fund data.
10 daily / 25 monthly rows of people data per user.
OrbisUse Orbis to find, analyse and compare over 170 million public and private companies. The database also contains industry research and ownership (holdings) information.
How do I filter/search for private companies?
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