Morningstar joins TAP's Data Partner Program

NEW YORK April 14, 2005 TAP today announced that Morningstar, a leading provider of independent investment research, has joined TAP's Data Partner Program.

TAP is developing a feedhandler to load Morningstar's data feed solutions into TAPMaster, the industry's only turnkey reference data platform, allowing instant access to Morningstar's extensive database, which includes stocks, mutual funds, variable annuities, closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, separate accounts, and 529 college savings plans.

Morningstar is a welcome addition to our family of data providers, says Simon Blyth, TAP's EVP of Sales & Alliances. They provide extensive coverage of a wide range of data, with comprehensive fund reference, operations, holdings, performance, and portfolio data sets. TAPMaster provides clients with plug and play capability to access this data, allowing immediate deployment wherever it is needed throughout the enterprise.

The TAPMaster platform provides securities industry companies with the capability to standardize and centralize all market and reference data. The product automates the acquisition, storage, and deployment of all data types across all asset classes, including descriptive, pricing, terms and conditions, and corporate actions.

Morningstar joins Reuters, Financial Times Interactive Data, and Telerate in TAP's partner program, adding more off-the-shelf data acquisition capability for TAPMaster clients.

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