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Information managers in the banking and finance field rely on high-quality, timely information on companies and products - plus breaking news across the world. Find out about the latest and upcoming FreePint items and events that help fulfil these needs.
Robin Neidorf explains how FreePint answered a recent customer query about databases specialising in mergers & acquisitions and deep corporate financial data.
Information professionals across all industries face a number of challenges and issues. We highlight recent pieces from FreePint's Content, Community and Consulting that would be of particular interest to information professionals within the banking and finance sector. Included are FreePint's Topic Series "Best Practices in Information Skills Development" which is of real interest within the sector. Training and development and how to balance time and resources, whilst being up-to date on the latest developments, is always an issue for information professionals within the banking and finance sector.
Following his recent in-depth product review of financial research platform S&P Capital IQ, analyst Chris Porter provides some thoughts on blending a third-party research database with your organisation's own special proprietary data.
Andrew Lucas investigates crowdsourcing of financial data and considers whether the wisdom of the crowd can beat the wisdom of Wall Street.
We highlight recent items of interest to information professionals in banking and finance from FreePint's Content, Community and Consulting, from recent reviews on products in the company information and compliance sphere, to webinars around information visibility. Consulting projects include how to recognise and leverage information professionals' valuable expertise within the organisation.
Robin Neidorf throws light on recent FreePint research carried out with investment banks to ascertain their purchasing preferences as well as aspects such as value and global trends in information provision. Also covered are the criteria vendors would need to meet in order to displace current suppliers.
Andrew Lucas reviews FreePint coverage over the last few months and looks at some of the Subscription Articles and product reviews which are of interest to information managers in the banking and financial services sector, in particular recent developments and reviews in the company information field.
Perrin Kerravala highlights her top banking and finance industry picks from FreePint from the last six months.
The sheer volume of regulatory change in the area of compliance can be overwhelming for many firms. With more intensive scrutiny from regulators worldwide and record fines imposed last year, it's more important than ever for companies to ensure they have a robust risk management framework in place. Sophie Alexander's article highlights the findings of three recent surveys carried out by Dow Jones, KPMG and Thomson Reuters, which give an insight into the challenges faced by companies in the area of compliance.
Chris Porter looks at how the Reg-Track regulatory monitoring solution, from specialised US-headquartered regulatory monitoring and advisory company Reg-Room LLC, can add value for hard-pressed compliance staff in financial services companies.
StrategyEye Digital Media is a global business intelligence platform serving senior executives in the telecom, media, technology and investment sectors. The product is used by corporate and investor clients and provides authoritative, filtered and pertinent content related to corporate deals such as M&A, VC funding and partnering activities, and covers more than 25,000 companies in over 200 industry categories.
Author Perrin Kerravala outlines the frustrating experience of searching for information with most SEC filings search tools, and explains how WordsAnalytics, a text-mining tool, can help.
Michael Levy highlights the key attributes of RelSci, relationship capital management and discovery tool for users such as fund raisers, wealth managers and other business professionals.
Perrin Kerravala demonstrates how FreePint can help banking and finance organisations navigate the complex worlds of compliance, company & industry intelligence, and news.
Business research expert Perrin Kerravala gives an overview of Transactional Track Record, a deals intelligence service specialising in Spanish and Portuguese language market activity and containing historic transaction information as well as forward-looking deals and opportunities.
ISI Emerging Markets has launched EMISPRO, a professional version of the Emerging Markets Information Service, aimed at investment bankers, researchers, credit analysts and business development users. The product provides a range of sophisticated tools for analysing the content.
Eikon is Thomson Reuters' desktop market data solution for financial markets professionals. Andrew Grave examines its powerful Eikon Answers functionality and finds it marks a real leap forward in the functionality of business information tools. Launched in January 2013, Eikon Answers is easy to use for end users and instantly produces tables and charts from straightforward or complex queries such as "Show US hospitals on New York consolidated exchange with operating margins >2% and revenue growth 5 years >1%". After the chart is produced a wealth of data can quickly be surfaced and easily exported or shared.
The recently-introduced News Search option from Nexis® (known as Nexis.com in the US) allows even a novice searcher to create a sophisticated search whilst still maintaining the flexibility to satisfy a power user, finds researcher Anne Lonergan. Nexis is a comprehensive global business information research tool, providing access to thousands of sources via one interface, including business and financial news; company, biographical and industry intelligence; trade journal and market research materials; legal and regulatory records; and social media content.
Thomson Reuters' (TR) NewsRoom used to be one of the Big Three news aggregators, now its news offering has evolved and FreePint finds out more about the company's strategy and plans for its news aggregation suite. Robin Neidorf examines how TR tailors its original professional and general news to a host of audiences, from compliance to financial professionals, legal, pharma, intellectual property, scholarly & scientific research and tax specialists.
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Director of Research Robin Neidorf describes the benefits of a Consulting Pilot on Value Chain, to tailor this process to your needs and environment:
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Consulting Pilot on Value Chain