Author Archives: Peng

New database: Preqin Infrastructure Online

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Preqin’s Infrastructure Online is “the leading source of intelligence on the infrastructure industry. This constantly updated resource includes details for all aspects of the asset class, including infrastructure transactions, fund managers, strategic investors and trade buyers, net-to-investor fund performance, fundraising information, institutional investor profiles and more.” (Publisher Information)

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New database: Lipper Hedge Fund Database (TASS)

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Columbia University Libraries now have access to Lipper Hedge Fund Database (TASS) via Wharton Research Data Services.  Please note that Lipper Hedge Fund Database is accessible via Thomson Reuters underneath “Current Subscriptions” on the Wharton Research Data Services homepage.

Publisher information:

“Thomson Reuters Lipper Hedge Fund database is an indispensable resource for institutional asset managers, high net worth investors and consultants who monitor the global hedge fund industry.
The Lipper Hedge Fund global database has been a reliable source of timely, high-quality hedge fund data for over 20 years.

Coverage from 1990
• Quantitative performance data on over 7,500 actively reporting Hedge funds and Funds of Hedge Funds
• Performance data on over 11,000 graveyard funds that have liquidated or stopped reporting

Features
• Essential fund profile data including fund strategy, inception date, fund domicile and much more
• Full historical monthly price and performance, dating to fund inception
• Loaded with notes on value-add background information, detailing Manager Biographies, Fund Structure, etc.
• Analyze strategy trends by grouping funds into Investment, Sector, Geographical Focus
• Such data can be used by academics for granular research and publication purposes.

Lipper (formerly TASS) data is most frequently used Hedge Fund database for research due to its considerable coverage of live and dead hedge funds, compared with other hedge fund databases available for academic and commercial researchers.”

New database: Forbes Archive 1917-2000

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The Forbes Archive contains indexing, abstracting, and full text for the complete archive of Forbes, beginning with its first issue in 1917 and ending in December 2000. The archive includes every issue cover to cover, though it does not appear that the advertisements are indexed in the full text search.

New database: Capital Cube

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Capital Cube provides comprehensive stock analysis on over 45,000 stocks and ETFs including scores and in-depth reports on fundamental analysis, likely corporate actions, dividend quality, and earnings quality.

It is a great tool for fundamental analysis on companies as Capital Cube converts raw statistics into meaningful interpretations by comparing them to key competitors, and providing historical context.

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New databases: CapEx & Prowess from CMIE

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CapEx provides information and data on investment projects that involve the setting up of new capacities in India.

  • New capacities to be created in India
  • Location of plant or facilities being created
  • Costs involved in creating new capacities
  • Name and contact details of promoters, co-promoters and other associates
  • Progress of implementation based on
    • scanning of company releases
    • regular phone calls to promotors & contractors
    • scanning of media coverage
  • Expected date of completion of projects

Prowess is a database of the financial performance of over 27,000 companies. It includes all companies traded on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange, thousands of unlisted public limited companies and hundreds of private limited companies. It also includes a number of important business entities that are not registered companies. Prowess contains time-series data from 1989-90. It is updated continuously.

– from vendor web site

New database: The Economist historical archive [1843 to 2010]

economistThe Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2010.

In more than 8,000 issues since its first publication in 1843, The Economist has presented timely reporting, concise commentary and comprehensive analysis of global news every week. With objective authority, clarity and wit, The Economist presents the worlds political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them. Because of its global editorial perspective, it is read by more of the worlds political and business leaders than any other magazine.

The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2010. Full-colour images, multiple search indexes, and the facility to browse each and every issue – all combine to offer a unique primary source covering the 19th and 20th centuries.

— from vendor web site

New database: Financial times historical archive 1888-2010

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The Financial Times Historical Archive delivers the complete searchable run of the world’s most authoritative daily business newspaper. Every item ever printed in the paper, from 1888-2010, can be searched and browsed article by article and page by page.

Founded to serve the immediate needs of the City of London, the Financial Times quickly broadened its coverage, recognising that global financial and economic issues were to become the predominant forces of the twentieth century.

Incorporating its rival the Financial News in 1945, the Financial Times expanded in the post-war years, reporting on topics such as industry, energy and international politics in full for the first time. In the final decades of the twentieth century, coverage of management, personal finance and the arts was added, to make the paper what it is now—a complete general newspaper for the businessman.

The historical archive of the Financial Times , which is today distributed on its distinctive pink paper to more than a million readers worldwide, is an essential, comprehensive and unbiased research tool for everyone studying the public affairs and financial history of the last 120 years.

— from vendor web site

New database: Compustat Snapshot

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Compustat Snapshot is now available via Wharton Research Data Services [WRDS]. Compustat Snapshot North America is a complete North American backtesting database, providing historical coverage on a large population of North American companies with more than 1,500 annual, quarterly and year-to-date fundamental data items for both preliminary and final data.

Description from WRDS and S&P Capital IQ:

Coverage:
U.S. and Canada. Access deep history with snapshot dates as early as December 1986, with quarterly fundamental history back to 1978 and annual fundamental history back to 1970.

Benefits:

  • S&P Capital IQ’s Compustat Snapshot provides historically reported preliminary and final data known for annual and quarterly, while retaining original values and all succeeding changes.
  • These data identify and manage changes at the data element level, and tracks all changes on a daily basis, for all of S&P Capital IQ Compustat’s accounting and identifying information.
  • WRDS enables users to extract any quarterly or annual snapshot of the data, at any point-in-time frequency, in a very easy and intuitive interface.

Date range:
Point-In-Time Coverage from 1986-present. Includes weekly snapshots from 1986 and intraday starting early 2009.