BRIDGE Launches BridgeInvestor, The Next Generation Web Application

Customized Portfolio Enables Investors to Access Data Remotely Via

The Internet Anywhere in the World



Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Bridge Information Systems

    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge Information Systems (BRIDGE(R)),
 one of the world's leading providers of financial information services,
 announced today the availability of BridgeInvestor(SM), a customized suite of
 professional investor tools tailored to the individual investor and remotely
 accessible.
     BridgeInvestor is a unique web application allowing users to fully
 customize their workspace. Using an advanced windowing environment built
 entirely on Dynamic HTML, BridgeInvestor combines the latest web technology
 with BRIDGE market data.  BridgeInvestor is designed to track markets and
 issues and includes a variety of customized professional workstation features
 such as up-to-the-second quotes, charting, reports, recommendations, global
 financial news and commentary from BridgeNews and coverage on equity, foreign
 exchange, commodities, and debt markets.
     Now the entire spectrum of financial market participants can use a common
 system to receive highly competitive services utilizing BRIDGE's enormously
 powerful architecture, which seamlessly serves retail brokers, research
 analysts, traders, portfolio managers and now individuals across all important
 global markets.
     "Users require full control over the data and tools used to make
 investment decisions. BridgeInvestor gives you that control. You define the
 data, the data behavior and the layout of your workspace," said Jeffrey
 Woodruff, senior vice president, BRIDGE Internet Services.  "The application
 is built entirely on Dynamic HTML, allowing you to define different "views" of
 the application that match your investment style.  BridgeInvestor is a global
 offering providing individuals with the data and news to make sound portfolio
 management decisions through their Internet browser."
     Some of the features of BridgeInvestor include:
 
     -- MarketWatch portfolio tool with complete customization so that users
        can track up to 30 securities in real-time or with exchange-based
        delayed data.  Up to 10 portfolios can be stored in the central system,
        accessible on the go, in the office or at home. The symbols in your
        portfolios are automatically updated.
     -- Company Quotes, News, Charts and Summaries
     -- Market Summaries covering the equity, debt, and foreign
        exchange markets
     -- Drill down options on modules like Market Summaries
     -- NewsWatch feature allows users to search the BRIDGE database for news
        that affect their portfolios.  With NewsWatch users can quickly scan
        data sources such as BridgeNews' Top News, Company News, World Market
        News and Economic and Policy News, editorials and features,
        BusinessWire, PR Newswire, SEC/Edgar and Knight Ridder Tribune Business
        News.  News can also be displayed by specific industry, segment or
        stock.
     -- Market rankings, earnings calendars and recommendations
     -- Data Management - each link offers intuitive links to other sub windows
        allowing you to 'drill down' for more information. Clicking on a symbol
        in a news story, for example, will give you a menu of options available
        for that symbol. The flexible workspace options means you can also
        compare different data items for different symbols at the same time. We
        even keep a list of recently accessed symbols for easy access.
 
     -- Customization - All window placement, size, location and desktop
        preferences are managed by the user.  With Desktop Options navigation
        you can save new desktops, clean up the window layout, and more.
 
     For more information on BridgeInvestor or to purchase a subscription,
 visit http://www.bridgeinvestor.com.
 
     About BRIDGE
     BRIDGE, together with its principal operating units, Bridge Information
 Systems, Telerate(R), Inc., eBRIDGE(SM), Bridge Trading, and BridgeNews(SM),
 is one of the world's largest providers of financial information and related
 services including trading, transaction, e-commerce, Internet and wireless
 technologies.
     BRIDGE information products include a wide range of workstations, market
 data feeds and web-browser-based applications, combined with comprehensive
 market data, in-depth news, powerful analytic tools and trading room
 integration systems.  BRIDGE, with over a quarter million users in over
 65 countries, is headquartered in New York City with the BRIDGE trading and
 Technology center in St. Louis, and major regional centers in Europe, the
 Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific Rim.  For more information visit the
 BRIDGE web site at http://www.bridge.com.
 
 

SOURCE Bridge Information Systems
    NEW YORK, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Bridge Information Systems (BRIDGE(R)),
 one of the world's leading providers of financial information services,
 announced today the availability of BridgeInvestor(SM), a customized suite of
 professional investor tools tailored to the individual investor and remotely
 accessible.
     BridgeInvestor is a unique web application allowing users to fully
 customize their workspace. Using an advanced windowing environment built
 entirely on Dynamic HTML, BridgeInvestor combines the latest web technology
 with BRIDGE market data.  BridgeInvestor is designed to track markets and
 issues and includes a variety of customized professional workstation features
 such as up-to-the-second quotes, charting, reports, recommendations, global
 financial news and commentary from BridgeNews and coverage on equity, foreign
 exchange, commodities, and debt markets.
     Now the entire spectrum of financial market participants can use a common
 system to receive highly competitive services utilizing BRIDGE's enormously
 powerful architecture, which seamlessly serves retail brokers, research
 analysts, traders, portfolio managers and now individuals across all important
 global markets.
     "Users require full control over the data and tools used to make
 investment decisions. BridgeInvestor gives you that control. You define the
 data, the data behavior and the layout of your workspace," said Jeffrey
 Woodruff, senior vice president, BRIDGE Internet Services.  "The application
 is built entirely on Dynamic HTML, allowing you to define different "views" of
 the application that match your investment style.  BridgeInvestor is a global
 offering providing individuals with the data and news to make sound portfolio
 management decisions through their Internet browser."
     Some of the features of BridgeInvestor include:
 
     -- MarketWatch portfolio tool with complete customization so that users
        can track up to 30 securities in real-time or with exchange-based
        delayed data.  Up to 10 portfolios can be stored in the central system,
        accessible on the go, in the office or at home. The symbols in your
        portfolios are automatically updated.
     -- Company Quotes, News, Charts and Summaries
     -- Market Summaries covering the equity, debt, and foreign
        exchange markets
     -- Drill down options on modules like Market Summaries
     -- NewsWatch feature allows users to search the BRIDGE database for news
        that affect their portfolios.  With NewsWatch users can quickly scan
        data sources such as BridgeNews' Top News, Company News, World Market
        News and Economic and Policy News, editorials and features,
        BusinessWire, PR Newswire, SEC/Edgar and Knight Ridder Tribune Business
        News.  News can also be displayed by specific industry, segment or
        stock.
     -- Market rankings, earnings calendars and recommendations
     -- Data Management - each link offers intuitive links to other sub windows
        allowing you to 'drill down' for more information. Clicking on a symbol
        in a news story, for example, will give you a menu of options available
        for that symbol. The flexible workspace options means you can also
        compare different data items for different symbols at the same time. We
        even keep a list of recently accessed symbols for easy access.
 
     -- Customization - All window placement, size, location and desktop
        preferences are managed by the user.  With Desktop Options navigation
        you can save new desktops, clean up the window layout, and more.
 
     For more information on BridgeInvestor or to purchase a subscription,
 visit http://www.bridgeinvestor.com.
 
     About BRIDGE
     BRIDGE, together with its principal operating units, Bridge Information
 Systems, Telerate(R), Inc., eBRIDGE(SM), Bridge Trading, and BridgeNews(SM),
 is one of the world's largest providers of financial information and related
 services including trading, transaction, e-commerce, Internet and wireless
 technologies.
     BRIDGE information products include a wide range of workstations, market
 data feeds and web-browser-based applications, combined with comprehensive
 market data, in-depth news, powerful analytic tools and trading room
 integration systems.  BRIDGE, with over a quarter million users in over
 65 countries, is headquartered in New York City with the BRIDGE trading and
 Technology center in St. Louis, and major regional centers in Europe, the
 Middle East, Africa, and the Pacific Rim.  For more information visit the
 BRIDGE web site at http://www.bridge.com.
 
 SOURCE  Bridge Information Systems