Category Archives: Databases

Capital IQ accounts activated!

Capital IQ accounts have been activated for all 1st year MBA & EMBA students as of this morning.  Standard & Poor’s Capital IQ is a single source for a powerful array of financial data, analytics and research. Our web-based platform combines deep information on companies, markets and people worldwide with robust tools for analysis, idea generation and workflow management.

Please visit the following page for login instructions…

Active returning MBA & EMBA students should have had their access reinstated as well.

If any questions come up regarding access or use of Capital IQ, please contact us at



Sign up for our Bloomberg Introductory Training

Students, welcome back!!!

Interested in learning more about the Bloomberg Terminal?  Sign up for Bloomberg Introductory Training Workshops.   To register visit the following link:

The dates and times for the sessions are as follows:

Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Fri 9/15, 10:00-11:00a Business Library, 130 Uris Hall
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Fri 9/22, 10:00-11:00a Business Library, 130 Uris Hall
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Fri 9/29, 10:00-11:00a Business Library, 130 Uris Hall
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Fri 10/6, 10:00-11:00a Business Library, 130 Uris Hall
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Thur 10/19, 2:00-3:00p Lehman Library
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Fri 10/27, 10:00-11:00a Business Library, 130 Uris Hall
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Fri 11/10, 10:00-11:00a Lehman Library
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Fri 12/1, 10:00-11:00a Business Library, 130 Uris Hall
Introduction to the Bloomberg Terminal Thur 12/7, 2:00-3:00p Business Library, 130 Uris Hall

Investor Activism data template on Capital IQ!

In partnership with S&P’s Investment Banking team, Capital IQ just released a new template called Investor Activism for the S&P Capital IQ Office plug-in.

Investor Activism data is a popular, high quality data set that has been available on the CIQ platform for years. Many S&P Capital IQ clients, in particular in the corporate, investment management and investment banking segments, have asked to also have this data available in the Excel plug in.  Clients can now enter a subject Company ID or Activist ID and see all the campaigns against or initiated by that company.

Applicable Client Workflows:

Investment Managers, Investment Banks, and Corporate

How Clients Get This Template:  To download the template within the SP CIQ Office plug-in ribbon, go to Templates >> Get/Update Templates >> + New Templates or Transaction >> Investor Activism

Thomson One: Workaround for using Chrome and Firefox

Thomson One is a useful database for financial data on public companies, as well as merger and acquisition information and market data. Users can search and screen across databases to identify companies that meet your specific investment criteria as well as conduct peer analysis.  Includes Investext, Private Equity database (Venturexpert) and Thomson Deals (SDC Platinum).

However it proves to be difficult because of its compatibility with only Internet Explorer (IE) pre-version 10.  However this is a workaround with an extension/Addins for Chrome/Firefox.

Please note that not all functions are supported with this solution (i.e. downloading analyst reports).

Please note, this information was gathered from a various business libraries. 


New database: Bloomberg BNA

7-15-2015 9-27-55 AMBloomberg BNA, a subsidiary of Bloomberg, provides legal, tax, regulatory, and business information.

Bloomberg BNA’s coverage spans the full range of practice areas, including:

  • tax & accounting
  • labor & employment
  • intellectual property
  • banking & securities
  • employee benefits
  • health care
  • privacy & data security
  • human resources
  • environment, health & safety

New database: BMI Research

BMI Research provides:

  • in-depth market research reports on 24 industries and 200 global markets, emphasizing emerging markets
  • extensive economic and political risk ratings and analysis, macroeconomic analysis and forecasts, and financial analysis of debt and equity.
  • data tool that allows you access historical macroeconomic data and forecasts

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Take the Bloomerg Apptitude Test!

Bloomberg is delighted to host Columbia University for an exclusive Insight Day at the Bloomberg office in New York City. During this visit you will take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test – BAT and learn about Bloomberg’s role in the finance sector. The visit will take place on April 8th at 4:15PM and will include the following:

4:15pm: Check in at Bloomberg LP (address: 731 Lexington Avenue on the corner of 59th and Lexington.
4:30PM: Tour Bloomberg LP
5:00PM: Introduction into the Bloomberg Terminal 5:30PM: Careers at Bloomberg for Columbia Students
5:45PM: Take the Bloomberg Aptitude Test

Secure your spot HERE!

At the event you will be taking the Bloomberg Aptitude Test (BAT), a tool to help you connect with financial employers around the world. In taking the BAT you gain insight into your strengths and weaknesses as relative to a career in finance while at the same time showcasing your abilities to a wide range of financial employers. After taking the BAT you have the opportunity to enter your profile into the Bloomberg Talent Search – a tool that over 20,000 financial employers are using to find top new talent for financial employment opportunities. Over 200,000 students have taken the BAT and over 400,000 connections have been made between employers and students in the past few months alone! Don’t miss out on your chance to be contacted for great careers in finance! Read more at and check out some of the BAT Success stories. Spots are limited to 50 students, so make sure to register today!



New resource: Euromonitor Passport cities

Passport Cities provides fully-comparable data and analysis on 1,150 of the world’s largest cities and includes reviews of 127 of the world’s major metropolitan areas.

Passport cities is available through the Euromonitor Passport database. Click on the “Countries & Consumers” tab and then choose “Cities”.

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