NEW YORK, June 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. ("NASDAQ") (Nasdaq:NDAQ) announced today that the Company has entered an exclusive partnership with FactSet Research Systems Inc. ("FactSet"), a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. Under the terms of the partnership, FactSet will enhance its corporate platform by leveraging NASDAQ OMX's Corporate Intelligence product, creating a complete macroeconomic research solution with in-depth data and flexible analytics.
The FactSet with Corporate Intelligence offering allows users to combine workspaces within a single, intuitive interface. Users can monitor public and private company activity as well as global capital markets in real-time and gain instant visibility into current and potential investors with global share ownership.
"The needs of financial professionals, including Treasurers, IROs, CFOs, Corporate and Business Development executives, evolve very quickly," said Demetrios N. Skalkotos, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Solutions, NASDAQ OMX. "This partnership meets those needs head on, creating a product unmatched in the industry in terms of its scope, customization for any corporate function, and ease of use, backed by two established and respected brands."
He continued, "NASDAQ provides the technology that powers global communication for financial professionals. We could not be more excited to team up with FactSet, the leader in shareholder and investment data. Combined into one desktop solution, FactSet with Corporate Intelligence provides a robust and groundbreaking tool for the marketplace."
"FactSet's mission is to enhance the workflow of the global financial professional," said Michael Frankenfield, Executive Vice President of Global Sales, FactSet. "By integrating NASDAQ's Corporate Intelligence product within the FactSet platform, we can offer a solution more in line with the unique needs of our corporate end users."
The combined platform empowers the corporate user with analytic tools, modeling, and report creation capabilities, plus the addition of NASDAQ OMX's Corporate Intelligence tools. Features include:
- Access to historical global pricing for stocks, bonds, mutual funds, exchange rates, commodities, futures, options, ETFs, and indices;
- Complete coverage of annual and interim/quarterly data, detailed historical financial statement content, per share data, calculated ratios, and pricing;
- Comprehensive broker estimates and research on an entitled basis;
- News, quotes and alerts from hundreds of global exchanges about major moves from watch list companies;
- Access to event-scheduling information, such as earnings releases and call dates, phone numbers, and contact information, and audio transcripts;
- Ownership statistics for institutions, mutual funds, hedge funds, and insider/stakeholders with historical share movements, short interest, peer reports, and investor regions analysis;
- Mapping connections to find leads and others related by business, charitable interests, education, and other non-corporate relationships; and
- Up-to-the-minute M&A deal news and research data.
FactSet with NASDAQ OMX Corporate Intelligence is one of many services that NASDAQ OMX offers the investor relations, communications and governance industries. For more information, please visit: http://www.factset.com/products/corporate.
About NASDAQ OMX
The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with more than 3,600 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market, NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North, and the U.S. 144A sector. The company offers trading across multiple asset classes including equities, derivatives, debt, commodities, structured products and exchange-traded funds. NASDAQ OMX technology supports the operations of over 70 exchanges, clearing organizations and central securities depositories in more than 50 countries. NASDAQ OMX Nordic and NASDAQ OMX Baltic are not legal entities but describe the common offering from NASDAQ OMX exchanges in Helsinki, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Iceland, Tallinn, Riga, and Vilnius. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit http://www.nasdaqomx.com. Please follow NASDAQ OMX on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nasdaqomx) and Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/nasdaqomx).
FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) (Nasdaq:FDS) 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-three locations worldwide, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Sydney.
CONTACT: The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. Media Contacts: Marisha Chinsky +1.646.441.5258 Marisha.Chinsky@nasdaqomx.com Jolene Libretto +1.646.441.5220 Jolene.Libretto@nasdaqomx.com
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