Source: Autonomy Corporation
Autonomy Corporation plc (LSE: AU. or AU.L), a global leader in infrastructure software for the enterprise, today announced that the United States Securities and Exchange Commission's information about companies and mutual funds is now fully searchable online, powered by Autonomy.
Investors and analysts can now search the full text of the SEC's EDGAR (Electronic Document, Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval) database of company filings for the last two years.
The mission of the SEC is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The SEC is widely acknowledged as the world's premier securities regulator. To help support investor education, the SEC offers the public a wealth of educational information on its Internet website, which includes the EDGAR database of disclosure documents that public companies are required to file.
SEC Chairman Christopher Cox commented in June 2006 that the launch of EDGAR Full Text Search "is a giant leap for America's 90 million investors toward tapping the full potential of the Internet to provide customized financial information. This new full-text search capability will give investors and analysts instant access to the specific information they want."
Dr. Mike Lynch, founder and CEO of Autonomy, commented: "We are delighted that Autonomy is able to play a key role in the dissemination and availability of critical investor information. By enhancing access to the EDGAR store of information Autonomy is enabling the further transparency in financial markets that is critical to their effective functioning. By applying Autonomy's core technology to EDGAR, all investors are reaping the benefits of improved information processing and access."