London, 27 March 2006 - Linedata Services, a leading provider of software and services to the global financial services marketplace, today announced the availability of reference data from FT Interactive Data Europe, part of Interactive Data (NYSE: IDC), and a leading supplier of financial information to global markets. The reference data will be available through Linedata Servicesâ Accredited Data Vendor Partner Programme for Icon, the complete back-office fund management and administration solution.
The Accredited Data Vendor Partner Programme provides jointly developed, seamless interfaces to data vendors as proven, âout of the boxâ solutions that can be deployed quickly and easily, requiring no additional configuration.
Customers of Icon can already opt to take prices, evaluations, FX rates and indices data from FT Interactive Dataâs FTS portfolio administration service. The new interface now makes FT Interactive Dataâs reference data also available.
Paul Westgate, Icon Product Manager for Linedata Services, commented, âWe are continuing to work towards providing our customers with a wide choice of data feeds that will meet their specific requirements for market data. By the end of the year we will have full market data interfaces to three of the leading vendors.â
This is another successful addition to Linedata Servicesâ Accredited Data Vendor Partner Programme, which is designed to offer existing and future Icon customers a greater choice of data vendors and simple, fast access to multiple data feeds.