Monthly Archives: September 2010

New database: Mintel Oxygen

mintelMintel Oxygen offers yearly market reports covering UK, Europe, US and International consumer markets in the CPG/FMCG, financial services, media, retail, leisure and industrial space.  It provides market data including size, segmentation, and forecasts.  This database features daily updates on the hottest issues affecting key consumer markets and the economy.

Mintel Oxygen covers the following industries:

  • Beauty and Personal Care
  • Drink
  • Finance
  • Food
  • Foodservice
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Household
  • Leisure and Entertainment
  • Lifestyles
  • Multicultural America
  • Retailing and Apparel
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel

For help using this database, please refer to this quick start guide.

Database of the month: EurekaHedge

EurekaHedge EurekaHedge provides comprehensive data services on over 24,000 hedge funds and alternative funds worldwide.  It covers directory, strategies, assets, industry trends and statistics, and news information on hedge funds, private equity funds, and specialist funds such as real estate funds and Islamic funds, etc.  Historical data are available for each fund covered.

In addition,  Eurekahedge databases ‘feature up-to-date indices, detailed fund profiles, performance measurements and rankings of funds, providing solutions and insights into the individual funds or entire portfolios as well as evolving asset classes and markets.”

EurekaHedge is available in the Watson Library of Business and Economics.

Register for a WRDS account!


WRDS provides access to important data sets in the fields of finance, accounting, banking, economics, management, marketing and public policy including:

  • CRSP
  • IBES/First Call
  • Bureau van Dijk
  • Global Insight
  • OptionMetrics and more

Columbia faculty, PhDs, full-time Master’s students, research assistants and visiting scholars may request an account.

Additionally, there are seven terminals in the Watson Library that provide access to WRDS.