FactSet Announces New Client Package for Academics
Monday, January 24, 2011
FactSet Research Systems (NYSE:FDS) (Nasdaq:FDS), a leading provider of financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, today announced a new client package tailored to colleges and universities.
The FactSet Academic Package allows professors and business school students to access the same tools used by investment professionals to monitor global markets, public and private companies, equities, and fixed income assets, all within a single interface. FactSet’s package gives key advantages to various user groups within an academic institution:
- Professors can supplement their coursework and teaching
- Professors can access FactSet’s best data for academic research and white papers
- Students will learn how to incorporate sophisticated applications for use in future careers
- Students will have a designated tool to monitor portfolios for Student Managed Investment Funds Trading rooms, business libraries, and computer labs will have access to new and unique datasets and analytics
“We are extremely excited to offer students, professors, and other groups on campuses access to the same tools and data used by global investment professionals“ said FactSet Director of Sales Operations, Kieran Kennedy. “We believe that partnering with top universities will enrich professors' curriculum and the learning experience for students to help them gain an edge in the professional world."
FactSet (NYSE:FDS) (Nasdaq:FDS) combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. The company, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, was formed in 1978 and now conducts operations along with its affiliates from twenty-four locations worldwide, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, London, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Dubai, and Sydney.
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