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Markit’s ETF Data and Analytics Available on FactSet

January 19, 2015

Through this partnership, Markit becomes the primary source of ETF data to FactSet providing customers with a comprehensive view of over 5,000 global ETFs, issued by more than 200 global providers and trading across 60 exchanges.

Markit’s ETF content enables FactSet users to assess ETF performance, tracking risk and liquidity. The data and analytics are accessible through three core FactSet functions: Universal Screening, which compares ETF funds based on key attributes at the constituent level; a snapshot report, which provides a comprehensive fund profile; and FactSet Portfolio Analysis, which is used by asset managers to assess fund holdings on an absolute or relative basis versus their peers or benchmark.

Mark Schaedel, managing director and global head of equity & index data services at Markit, said: “We are pleased that our customers can now unlock the full potential of our comprehensive ETF data and analytics within their FactSet workflow. This will help them navigate the fragmented ETF market, manage risk and make more informed investment decisions.”

Mark Hale, senior vice president and global director of content operations at FactSet, said: “The integration of the Markit ETF suite of data within Portfolio Analysis, Universal Screening and our core workstation adds to the breadth of content available to asset managers who rely on our industry leading tools.  Now our clients will be able to assess ETFs in unprecedented depth along with limitless opportunities to compare to benchmarks, mutual funds and other vehicles already available on the FactSet platform.”

Markit’s extensive reference ETF dataset covers all exchange traded products including ETFs, exchange traded notes and exchange traded contracts. It also includes full daily portfolio holdings across all asset classes and over 1,300 analytical calculations to help customers address the performance, liquidity, risk and benchmark tracking metrics from the launch date of each exchange traded product.

About Markit
Markit is a leading global diversified provider of financial information services.  We provide products that enhance transparency, reduce risk and improve operational efficiency. Our customers include banks, hedge funds, asset managers, central banks, regulators, auditors, fund administrators and insurance companies.  Founded in 2003, we employ over 3,000 people in 10 countries.  Markit shares are listed on Nasdaq under the symbol “MRKT.”  For more information, please see www.markit.com.

About FactSet
FactSet, a leading provider of financial information and analytics, helps the world's best investment professionals outperform. More than 55,000 users stay ahead of global market trends, access extensive company and industry intelligence, and monitor performance with FactSet's desktop analytics, mobile applications, and comprehensive data feeds. The Company has been included in FORTUNE's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For, the United Kingdom's Great Places to Work and France's Best Workplaces. FactSet is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ (NYSE:FDS) (Nasdaq:FDS). Follow us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/factset.

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