Profile: FactSet Research Systems Inc (FDS)
25 May 2017
Factset Research Systems Inc., incorporated on January 25, 1984, is engaged in providing integrated financial information and big data analytical applications for the global investment community. The Company's operations are organized into three segments based on geographic business activities: the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. The U.S. segment services finance professionals, including financial institutions throughout the Americas. The European segment maintains offices in France, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Latvia, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and Dubai. The Asia Pacific segment has office locations in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mumbai, India. The Company delivers insight and information to investment professionals through its analytics, service, content, and technology. The Company offers third-party content through desktop, wireless and off-platform solutions.
The Company's application suite offers tools and resources, including company and industry analyses, full screening tools, portfolio analysis, risk profiles, alpha-testing, portfolio optimization and research management solutions. The Company's offerings include a complete services solution focused on verifying, cleaning and loading portfolio data across asset classes, and an execution management system. Sales, consulting, data collection, product development and software engineering are the primary functional groups within the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific segments that provide global financial and economic information to investment managers, investment banks and other financial services professionals.
As of August 31, 2016, the Company aggregated third-party content from more than 220 data suppliers, 115 news sources and 85 exchanges into its own dedicated online service, which clients access to perform their analyses. The Company carries content from providers, such as Thomson Reuters, S&P Global Inc., Axioma, Inc., Interactive Data Corporation, LLC, Dow Jones & Company Inc., Northfield Information Services, Inc., Barclays, Intex Solutions, Inc., Bureau van Dijk, ProQuote Limited, MSCI Inc. and SIX Financial Information USA Inc., among others. The Company's global technology infrastructure supports its operations and is designed to facilitate the processing and delivery of data and analytics to its clients. The Company's data centers contain multiple layers of redundancy, including maintaining, processing and storing data at multiple data centers. The Company offers its project, Project NextGen, to evolve away from mainframe computers to a distributed environment powered by an array of machines. The Company maintains network that provides a direct link between the client's local network and the data content, and applications found on the Company's mainframe machines.
The Company competes with Bloomberg L.P., Thomson Reuters Inc., S&P Global Market Intelligence, MSCI Inc., Morningstar Inc., BlackRock Solutions, RIMES Technologies Corporation and Wilshire Associates Inc.
FactSet Research Systems Inc
601 MERRITT 7
NORWALK CT 06851-1091