Category Archives: Databases

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 www.takethebat.com and check out some of the BAT Success stories. Spots are limited to 50 students, so make sure to register today!

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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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New databases: CB Insights and eMarketer

CB InsightsCB Insights provides daily real-time information about venture capital and angel investor backed start-up companies, venture capital companies, angel investors and transactions in the United States.

An account is required. Please use your Columbia email when registering for an account.


11-26-2014 3-15-02 PMeMarketer aggregates research from the fields of digital marketing and media.

A few examples of reports available in eMarketer:

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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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