Dutch reference data firm Asset Control is to make cleansed data available direct to end-users through new Web-based and desktop applications, AC Surveyor and AC Explorer.
Both AC Surveyor and AC Explorer enable users to view market data elements for analysis, comparison and graphing. Planned future developments include displaying other types of investment data and research information. Both come with out-of-the-box working templates and also serve as broad-based development environments, says the vendor.
The applications are being pitched as economical alternatives to third-party research terminals, leveraging the cleansed data that is already maintained in Asset Control in-house or outsourced platforms.
Ger Rosenkamp, CEO of Asset Control, says: "Once a firm has made the investment in centralized business management, how do you keep increasing the ROI? The obvious way is to leverage your data for a variety of business uses across the enterprise."
He says the Web-based AC Surveyor is currently being implemented by a major UK financial institution to provide access to market data analysis for investment researchers.
AC Explorer is a Java desktop application offering research and analysis of tick, end-of-day and historic data located in the AC Data Suite.
Separately, the company earlier this week announced a licensing deal with Harvard Management Company for the AC Plus solution for the management of security master data.