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This product walkthrough looks at TRG Screen's INFOmatch, a database application for market and reference data contracts designed to assist market data business professionals to manage their market data costs, processes, and workflows more efficiently. We take a look at the company's background, the product's development and how it benefits market and reference data stakeholders, procurement, IT, finance and business users, as well as information departments. Sectors most likely to benefit from using INFOmatch include asset management, banks, and brokers through to corporates and data vendors.
In the third part of this review, we focus on the technology aspects of D&B Hoovers, a sales and marketing intelligence tool. Of particular note is its clear user interface, the wide range of output options, the vendor's support, and the options for site administrators that allow them to have a higher-level view of who, when and what is being used.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/3117
We last reviewed D&B Hoovers, a sales acceleration tool aimed at B2B sales and marketing professionals, in 2015 and in this first section of a new four-part review, Eileen Steer revisits the company and product. In particular, she explores how the product has changed over the past few years, its key advantages, and how it can add value to the sales and marketing professional.
We find out more about Kaleidoscope, a new tool for next generation stock filings research and analytics and how it uses AI and cloud computing to do so. We interview co-founder Raul Peralta and marketeer Elise Lynch and ask them about their experience with 10-K Wizard (sold to Morningstar in 2008), and how Kaleidoscope can help researchers find company data on US, Canadian and UK filings, plus news, social media, blogs and analysis.
This mini review looks at IncFact, a company information and business discovery engine covering up to three million US companies with a focus on those that are privately owned and midsized. We look at how IncFact can be used by companies for strategy and competitive intelligence as well as by private equity firms, and hedge funds for originating and sourcing deals and for due diligence.
In the third part of our product review of AlphaSense, a company search engine for analysts, researchers, and other financial professionals, we look at the way users can search and interact with the product. Specifically, its use of search and algorithms to index content, as well as machine learning. With its core focus on information on quoted companies, we look at the range of search filters and results that can be obtained and how users can upload their own content. As well as this, we take a look at the administrative functions.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2973
Continuing our product review of AlphaSense, a company search engine for analysts, researchers, and other financial professionals, we look at the range of content available. Coverage is global and users can incorporate premium content, amongst other.
In the first part of our product review of AlphaSense, a company search engine for analysts, researchers, and other financial professionals, we look at the company and product, its key advantages and the many awards it has won. We look at who typically uses the product, including investment managers, global banks, research firms and corporations. We also take a look at some practical use-cases including investment research, corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, private equity, investment banking and business research.
With the era of MiFID II still in its infancy, its likely impact on the investment research sector remains unclear. This article attempts to shed some light on where the industry is now, a month into the new regime, and where it is likely to go in the future.
The process of building an investment case within a buy-side fund is often thought of as being like piecing together a mosaic from many tiny fragments of information. This article provides a whistle-stop tour through a range of resources commonly used by firms to help their analysts find the relevant pieces.
Andrew Lucas concludes the Jinfo product review of the S&P Capital IQ platform by considering the value provided by the product. He also looks at the new pricing model introduced by S&P Global Market Intelligence last year and speculates on the new platform expected to be launched later this year.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2885
In part three of the Jinfo product review of the S&P Capital IQ platform, Andrew Lucas looks at the user interface and considers the advanced search and analytical capabilities along with the other "rich functionality" in the platform. He also looks at some of the changes that have taken place since the last Jinfo review.
In the second part of the Jinfo product review of the S&P Capital IQ platform, Andrew Lucas looks at the extensive collection of corporate and market data available in the product as well as the quality standards applied by S&P Global Market Intelligence and new sources added since our last review in 2015.
In part one of Jinfo's updated product review of the S&P Capital IQ platform, Andrew Lucas looks at what changes have taken place since Jinfo's last product review in 2015. Most notably, S&P Capital IQ joined forces with SNL Financial to become S&P Global Market Intelligence in late 2015. S&P Global Market Intelligence has continued to add functionality and content to its platform which provides insights into companies, markets and industries.
Risk and compliance continues to be an important topic for information managers as the volume of regulation grows. Andrew Lucas explores the latest sector trends, as well as the cost of compliance and, more significantly for some companies, non-compliance. He also highlights recent Jinfo coverage in this area.
The forthcoming Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II) regulation will have a significant impact on the research landscape in the finance industry and information professionals working in the sector need to prepare themselves now for the changes coming into force in January 2018.
The final part of the product review of Credinform Globas-i looks at some of the competitor offerings for Russian company data, including its business partner Bureau van Dijk's Ruslana service; Dun & Bradstreet's joint venture with the Russian news agency Interfax; Interfax's own service, SPARK; Euromoney's EMIS; and other major content aggregators. Andrew Lucas also considers the English-language help and training available, the pricing model, and some new features in development.
Note: Full review (PDF) at https://web.jinfo.com/go/sub/report/2776
In part three of the Jinfo product review of Credinform Globas-i, the Russian company information service, Andrew Lucas reviews the English-language user interface and the search capabilities of the product. He considers how well it works for non-Russian speakers, including having to cope with Russian official industry classifications. He also looks at the outputs, including company reports, alerting functionality and the product administration.
In the second part of the Jinfo product review of Credinform Globas-i, Andrew Lucas looks at the extensive Russian company data collection in the product, giving a breakdown of the number of companies by region and the frequency of updates. He also covers sources and how the data is normalised.
In the first part of Jinfo's product review of Credinform Globas-i, Andrew Lucas gives an overview of the Russian company information service and considers the key advantages it provides, which includes its extensive provision of business data and analytics from Russia, the Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan. He assesses how the online service, updated this year, addresses the challenges in accessing data on Russian companies for international organisations.
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