Interactive Data releases Market-Q desktop package; Analytix Direct service

Source: Interactive Data Corporation

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics, and related services, today announced the launch of Market-Q, a powerful new web-based real-time market data desktop solution designed for financial institutions.

Market-Q provides off-trading-floor financial professionals, including retail brokers, wealth managers, financial planners, and traditional back-office users in customer relations with comprehensive financial data and sophisticated tools designed to help increase efficiency and assist them in making informed investment and financial decisions.

This new real-time market data desktop service offers an easily deployable web-based platform that combines custom workspaces, interactive charts, an embedded browser for research, option chains, a market depth feature, searchable news, alerts and data export capabilities in a single application. Market-Q can be accessed anywhere via a Web browser, with no software download required.

Market-Q also offers dynamic charts with an extensive library of studies and drawing tools, as well as streaming news from leading sources such as Dow Jones, COMTEX and AFX. Market-Q's research feature contains comprehensive company descriptive data, including corporate actions and reorganizations, current and historical fundamental financial data, third-party commentary and analytics. Available financial data feeds include a broad range of global and domestic exchanges and indices, historical pricing data, fixed income data, commodities, exchange-traded equities and derivative securities. As an administrative tool, Market-Q allows for individual entitlement, easy account management and comprehensive reporting.

"Market-Q leverages the strengths resident across Interactive Data, including our ability to develop affordable web-based real-time market data platforms; high-quality financial market data, and sophisticated analytic tools, each of which is complemented by our in-depth knowledge of the institutional marketplace," said Ray D'Arcy, president of sales, marketing and institutional business development at Interactive Data. "By providing a comprehensive real-time market data desktop solution in one flexible, easy-to-use platform, we,form, we,, we believe that we can help financial professionals work more efficiently and assist them in making informed decisions."

Market-Q Features
  • Full workstation or HTML componentized supported.
  • Custom workspaces that let users track commonly traded investments.
  • Wide range of interactive, dynamic charts that graph real-time, streaming data.
  • Streaming quotes that show data on a broad spectrum of global and domestic asset classes.
  • Searchable, real-time financial news from leading sources.
  • Embedded browser for research.
  • Customized price, volume, bid/ask alerts.
  • Option chains, including dynamic options and futures options chains.
  • Market Depth and Time-and-Sales windows.
  • Fixed Income window.

Separately, Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics, and related services, today announced that it is making available sophisticated analytics content, powered by its flagship service, BondEdge, to evaluated pricing clients in North America.

The new service, Analytix Direct, provides clients with the convenience of utilizing pricing and robust risk analytics content from a single organization, Interactive Data. The risk analytics service was introduced in Europe in 2006, and is currently being utilized by a number of customers, including a $250 billion global asset management firm.

Increasingly, financial services companies are centralizing the management of data across their organizations. As a result, it is critical that these companies have access to a broad range of consistently high-quality data and robust analytics to be delivered across their front, middle and back offices. This can enable these businesses to streamline data warehousing protocols, improve efficiency and monitor risk proactively.

Elizabeth Duggan, senior director, Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data, Inc., comments, "Analytix Direct delivers a range of option-adjusted measures including duration and convexity, option-adjusted spread (OAS), and key rate durations. It enables clients to utilize evaluations from Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data, and risk analytics calculated by Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics within Value at Risk (VaR) models, and reporting and performance systems. This can help further facilitate the risk management process with centralized content that feeds multiple investment applications."

Laurie Adami, president of Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics, adds, "Analytix Direct allows us to provide for the front, middle and back offices an offering that leverages synergies across Interactive Data's businesses. Analytix Direct is a prime example of our strategy to increase collaboration and create combined services that can better meet clients' needs."

Analytix Direct offers a wide variety of flexible delivery options, including bulk file. Historical content is also available for clients interested in feeding research efforts, models, or proprietary applications.

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