Capital IQ Partners with the Universiti Putra Malaysia to Provide Global Data and Research Platforms to Faculty and Students

An agreement between Capital IQ and Universiti Putra Malaysia provides access to vital datasets and analytical tools.

Jan 21, 2010, 09:00 ET from Capital IQ

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, today announced an agreement with the Universiti Putra Malaysia's Graduate School of Management (GSM) to provide faculty and students with access to the Compustat global database via Research Insight and the Capital IQ Platform. The University is the first institution in Malaysia to offer these resources to its faculty and students, enabling them to take advantage of world-class tools for portfolio analysis, valuation analysis, model building, and transaction scenarios and provide the competitive edge for their research papers and projects.

The GSM faculty and students will be able to leverage Research Insight's analytical software to screen on an extensive universe of over 91,000 global securities for their quantitative research. The Capital IQ Platform provides broad and deep quantitative and qualitative data including estimates, corporate actions, executives, as well as streaming market data and news. Capital IQ's web-based research platform is an ideal tool for a university campus, as faculty and students can access the platform wherever an Internet connection is available.

"Colleges and universities around the world fully realize that they are competing with one another to attract and retain students. The tools and resources they offer, in addition to students' preparation for post-academic careers, are factored into that competitive edge," said Prof Dr. Shamsher Mohamed, Deputy Dean, Thesis Based Program & Research, GSM. He further added, "Research Insight and the Capital IQ Platform are optimal tools for a collegiate setting because they are easily accessible, intuitive, and have the robust data and analytics that we require for deep fundamental and quantitative analysis."

"Capital IQ is pleased for the opportunity to work with Universiti Putra Malaysia," said Randall Winn, executive managing director of Capital IQ. "Students and professors from the top academic institutions worldwide continue to find value in our comprehensive research and analytics offering. The familiarity they gain from utilizing our platform will help prepare them for post graduate work in the financial space."

About Capital IQ and Standard & Poor's

Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. Its solutions are based on the Capital IQ Platform, Compustat, ClariFI, and SystematIQ products, and offer an array of powerful applications for desktop research, screening, real-time market data, backtesting, portfolio management, financial modeling, and quantitative analysis. For more information, please visit Capital IQ's web site at

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About Graduate School of Management, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Universiti Putra Malaysia's Graduate School of Management (GSM) is a leading business school in Malaysia providing post-graduate education and training to nearly 1,000 students in the Asia-Pacific region. It received the title of "Top Business School in Malaysia" in 2007 and was officially launched as Malaysia's Top Business School (MTBS) on December 2, 2008. GSM offers a variety of postgraduate and executive development programs including Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Management (MM), Master of Science (MS) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). In addition to being listed as one of Asia's Best MBA Schools' in Asiaweek magazine in 2000, GSM's MBA program was also consecutively ranked No. 1 in Malaysia by Asia Inc. magazine in 2003 and 2004. GSM was also ranked 7th among the Best MBA Schools of South-East Asia for two straight consecutive years in 2003 and 2004. In 2007, GSM being ranked 11th Best Asia and Oceania MBA programs and number 9 in ASIA Ranking of Best MBA Program Directory.