Data Explorers Securities Lending Data Available in Capital Iq

New York - 26 September 2011

Data Explorers today announced that its securities lending data, tracking short selling and institutional fund activity is available to Data Explorers subscribers over Capital IQ, a leading platform for financial information and analytical tools for investment banks, asset management firms, private equity firms and corporations around the world.

Capital IQ now offers Data Explorers content, significantly enhancing its Short Interest page, for use with Screening, Excel and Charting functionalities, as well as via its Xpressfeed data management solution for sophisticated quantitative research and modeling. This data adds a valuable new layer of criteria, especially for the buy side, for generating investment ideas, optimizing portfolio positions, managing risks, and finessing deal timing.

Data Explorers provides Capital IQ users with more than 3 million intraday transactions, covering $13 trillion of securities in the lending programs of over 20,000 institutional funds. The content is sourced directly from market participants including prime brokers, custodians, asset managers and hedge funds.

“We are committed to providing the most complete data, research and analytics offering for asset managers so that we can support their evolving investment processes,” said Peter de Boer, executive managing director of S&P Capital IQ. “The addition of Data Explorers content will enable subscriber clients to integrate this unique information into their Capital IQ workflow to quickly monitor market changes and identify new sources of alpha.”

Donal Smith, CEO of Data Explorers, said “We are delighted that our clients can access unique short selling and institutional fund activity on the Capital IQ platform. Portfolio managers and traders can now monitor the daily activity of hedge funds and institutional investors and align these with powerful stock, sector and market analytics from Capital IQ.”

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