FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. The company combines content regarding companies and securities from major markets worldwide into a single online platform of information and analytics. By consolidating content from various databases with analytics, the company supports the investment process from initial research to published results for buy and sell-side professionals. These professionals include portfolio managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, marketing professionals, sell-side equity research professionals, investment bankers, and fixed income professionals. The company’s applications provide users access to company and industry analyses, multicompany comparisons, company screening, portfolio analysis, predictive risk measurements, alphatesting, portfolio optimization and simulation, real-time news and quotes and tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios. With Microsoft Office integration, wireless access and customizable options, the company offers a financial workflow solution. Products and Services The company offers streamlined workspaces designed for investment managers, investment bankers, hedge funds managers, quantitative researchers, and other professionals. Each personalized solution offers standard features, such as wireless connectivity, seamless integration of real-time market data, content choices from various data sets, Microsoft Office integration, and financial screening capabilities. The company’s workspaces include the following: Investment Managers The company addresses the requirements unique to investment managers in its integrated platform. With FactSet, a user gains a solution that could be customized with the exact data and analytics needed to support the firm's workflow. The use of FactSet by investment managers could help them outperform the benchmark; ensure positive investment performance; find relevant news and information; help decide what to buy, hold, or sell; and see performance trends and assess risk. The FactSet platform enables investment managers to manipulate data to an unprecedented degree and present data in various formats. Global Banking and Brokerage Professionals The company enables investment banking professionals to gain in-depth company and industry insight with its integrated data and analytical solutions designed specifically for a banker's workflow. From the beginning of research strategy to the end of the pitch, users could access the tools and information they need to identify new opportunities and track the companies and industries that are important to them and their clients. Key functionality includes the ability for an investment banker to leverage the company’s databases to find public and private market opportunities, filings, evaluate transactions, analyze industry trends, monitor market-moving news, and value companies. Sell-side professionals could also generate new buyer lists and investment and deal ideas, gain insight into the global deal market from M&A transactions, corporate activism, governance, connections between people and perform analyses with industry-leading integration with Microsoft Office. Hedge Funds The company offers solutions for alternative investments, including long/short positions, equity options, and futures that allow users to view historical valuations, search various filings and transcripts, leverage the Multi-Asset Class risk model, and access global economic data. Fund managers could track important events that might affect fund performance in real time for approximately 850 indicators in 38 countries and regions, with access to event details minutes after they are released. In addition to analyzing portfolio risk, users could also view predictive risk characteristics, study exposures, and identify systematic sources of relative performance. Wealth Managers Using FactSet, solutions could allow a wealth manager to stay on top of clients’ portfolios, streamline communication and internal research, create account review documents, and analyze multipl
factset research systems inc
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Norwalk, CT 06851
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