Data Explorers securities lending data available through Direct Edge

New York - 6 October 2011

Data Explorers announced today that its daily securities lending information has been integrated into the Direct Edge market data distribution platform, allowing customers to subscribe via their existing connectivity to Direct Edge.

Data Explorers is the leading provider of securities lending data, tracking short selling and institutional fund activity across all global market sectors. The company provides security level information and analytics for supply, demand and borrow costs collated daily from the securities lending market. The comprehensive data feed delivers securities lending information covering $12 trillion of securities in the lending programs of over 20,000 institutional funds. This data allows subscribers to create, back-test and optimize trading strategies.

Donal Smith, CEO of Data Explorers, commented: “We are pleased that our data is now available as part of the Direct Edge market data and analytics offering in the U.S. It provides broker-dealers with a valuable source of differentiated investment ideas.”

Kevin Carrai, Head of Member and Connectivity Services at Direct Edge, added: “Our agreement with Data Explorers will allow Direct Edge to provide firms with valuable insights into the securities lending market and an important resource for optimizing their trading strategies.”

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