TheMarkets.com Expands Customization Capabilities Through API

New York - 25 November 2009

Enhances API to offer full set of research, tagging, and search capabilities;

Offers the industry’s only API including analyst earnings models in Excel

TheMarkets.com, a leading provider of research, estimates and workflow solutions to the buy-side, today announced enhancements to its application programming interface (API), enabling clients to directly access the content and core technologies that drive the
Company’s award-winning product, TheMarkets.com. Clients have the option of programming with the API directly, or working with TheMarkets.com’s consulting arm to design and develop custom research applications.

Through the API, client applications can incorporate TheMarkets.com’s content, search functionality, and tagging technology on a component-by-component basis. Client firms can choose to integrate some or all modules, designing a custom package of content and functionality. TheMarkets.com’s web-based research platform is used by over 2400 investment management firms in 51 countries worldwide.

Custom applications built on the API service can leverage the complete research catalog available on TheMarkets.com, including real-time equity and fixed income research, analyst earnings models in Excel format, economic and strategy reports, industry and sector coverage, and initiations of coverage, among others. The Company’s global network of contributors includes over six hundred brokers - covering thousands of global companies, from micro- to large-cap.

“We have increasingly seen that our clients want to build systems that suit their individual investment styles, and want to save their teams the trouble of going to multiple software platforms throughout the day,” said Rick Treese, Chief Technology Officer of TheMarkets.com. “This is true for both our largest multi-national clients with hundreds of investment professionals and for our hedge fund start-up clients with only a handful. With the API, we’re empowering clients to securely leverage our content and our
search expertise in the way that works best for them. To help, we have a dedicated team to provide support through every step of the process -from business evaluation to technical implementation.”

Custom solutions built using the API can include the ability to publish and tag a client’s internal research, data, and proprietary files using TheMarkets.com’s tagging engine, for secure integration of broker and client content and one-stop searching. Other possible implementations for clients include the ability to customize their own tagging methodologies, enabling rules-based semantic searching to support specific investment mandates. “What clients can do through API technologies is virtually unlimited,” said Treese.

“Our service satisfies the needs of both business and technology professionals at client organizations. The business-side users are happy because they get exactly what they want, the way they want it. Technologists value the ability to provide a true value-added service with the flexibility that can only be achieved using an API,” Treese said.

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