The Talon_ service includes information from the LionSharesÂ® database, licensed from FactSet Research Systems Inc. This collection of global equity ownership data from more than 4,000 institutions and 24,000 unique mutual fund portfolios is combined with a powerful news search engine and regional news coverage from sources such as Dow Jones News. IR Global, through its new partner FDM is now able to provided companies in France with affordable access to this valuable information.
Investor Relations Officers (IRO_s) can easily find out which institutions or funds own their shares, who are the fund managers in charge, as well as who are the owners of their peers and could be potential owners of their shares. With Talon_, IRO_s can hone in on who they should and could meet, to achieve their IR objectives.
Mark Street, Managing Director of IR Global said _We believe our partnership with FDM will provide French companies with an easy to use and affordable alternative to existing products in the market. FDM is an ideal partner for us as their existing services are very complimentary to our own. _
Frederic Lemaitre , President- Directeur General commented _The complementary nature of our services, owing to our shareholder relationship management software, will provide French listed companies with a world class service, easy to use at a very competitive price and tailored to their needs".