Data Explorers Offers Unprecendented Copyright Freedom

New York and London - 26 May 2010

Heralds a new era of information sharing amongst finance professionals

Data Explorers, the leading global provider of securities financing data and daily long and short institutional fund flow insight, today announced that its industry standard reference book is available through a Creative Commons license. This allows anyone to copy, distribute and remix the work for non-commercial uses. The publication can be accessed free of charge at, the new community website for the global securities financing industry.

Jonathan Morris, COO, Data Explorers commented: "We are proud to pioneer the sharing of information to support the securities financing industry by making the “Introduction to Securities Lending” book available through a Creative Commons license. This coincides with the launch of the community for securities finance professionals. We hope that by sharing this book we will help increase understanding of the securities financing industry as the book is remixed into different languages and used for many purposes including training”.

The Introduction to Securities Lending has become the de-facto guide for financial professionals wanting to learn more about the securities financing market. First published in 2004 this book has been updated every year to reflect changes in this dynamic market. The book is authored by Mark Faulkner, the Founder and Head of Innovation at Data Explorers.

Both market participants and those with an interest in securities financing, securities lending and short selling can access Data Explorers’ free to air research about this market at the recently launched LongShortReport website. This community site features the latest news and commentary about people, events and companies in the securities financing industry.

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