Nelson Information Launches MarketPlaceWeb(TM)

Internet-Based Product Helps Institutional Investment Professionals

Create New Business Opportunities



Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Nelson Information

    PORT CHESTER, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelson Information, a Thomson
 Financial company, has announced the release of MarketPlaceWeb -- a powerful,
 innovative web-based application created specifically for the business needs
 of the institutional investment community.  MarketPlaceWeb offers
 instantaneous, anywhere-in-the-world access to the most current information on
 investment managers, consultants, plan sponsors, investment products,
 performance and the industry's top decision-makers.
     MarketPlaceWeb helps users identify their market, qualify their prospects
 and transform prospects into clients.  It incorporates three of Nelson's
 world-renowned databases: Investment Managers, covering more than 2,000 of the
 world's largest firms, including 250 real estate managers and 8,400 separate
 accounts and mutual funds; Plan Sponsors, with over 19,000 U.S. corporate,
 union, public and hospital funds, and foundations and endowments; and Pension
 Fund Consultants, comprised of 300 leading firms with over 3,800 relationships
 with sponsors and investors.  MarketPlaceWeb illustrates the critical
 connections between sponsors, consultants and managers, and reveals
 opportunities to establish new contacts and relationships.  Current contact
 information on professionals within each firm, including hyperlinks to company
 URLs and email addresses, puts key industry players at users' fingertips.
     MarketPlaceWeb makes the process of researching, prospecting, marketing
 and selling easier and more convenient.  It allows clients to download data
 and lists into other software applications with links back to MarketPlaceWeb,
 eliminating the need for additional data entry.  Users have the ability to
 broaden or narrow their searches by selecting and combining more than 200 data
 fields.  Queries, research, reports and customizable profiles in PDF format
 that can be shared, saved and accessed from anywhere in the world allow teams
 to collaborate and achieve more in less time.
     Additionally, Nelson has formed an alliance with Strategic Financial
 Solutions, an industry leader in world-class analytical software, to deliver
 sophisticated, yet easy to use style analysis and performance measurement
 through MarketPlaceWeb.  Nelson's unique monthly performance database drives
 the analytics, which gives users the ability to compare monthly and annualized
 product performance.  The tool aids consultants and sponsors in the manager
 search process by allowing them to track and evaluate performance.  Investment
 managers find the analytics invaluable for use in peer analysis and
 presentations to consultants and investors.
     "We are proud to launch MarketPlaceWeb.  Information from Nelson has long
 been a staple of the institutional investment community, and MarketPlaceWeb
 makes it more valuable and accessible than ever," said Nelson Information
 President Andrew Blumberg.  "Our presence on the web will be consolidated into
 MarketPlaceWeb, where our clients, visitors, and 15,000 other professionals
 registered to receive our web-delivered reports will gain access to all that
 Nelson has to offer."
     According to John Lustgarten, Director of Finance for CIM Group, LLC,
 "MarketPlaceWeb is like a GPS.  It helps me pinpoint the best prospects and
 gets me past the gatekeepers to the decision-makers.  In addition, it saves me
 valuable time, money and energy by helping me do the legwork before the call
 -- I'm educated and prepared with a targeted message.  Bottom line,
 MarketPlaceWeb saves me the blood, sweat and tears that I used to spend on my
 prospecting efforts."
     For more information about MarketPlaceWeb, call Nelson Information at
 800-333-6357, extension 748, or visit www.marketplaceweb.com.
 
     About Nelson Information: Nelson Information, a Thomson Financial company,
 is the premier provider of e-information and integrated workflow solutions,
 software and databases to the institutional investment community with a focus
 on the pension and pension consulting industry.  Nelson also publishes a
 number of well-known, industry standard directories, which are widely used in
 all areas of the financial industry.  Nelson has been a leading provider of
 information to financial professionals for 25 years.
 
     About Thomson Financial: Thomson Financial is a US$2 billion provider of
 e-information and integrated work solutions to the worldwide financial
 community.  Through the widest range of products and services in the industry,
 Thomson Financial helps clients in more than 70 countries make better
 decisions, be more productive and achieve superior results.  Thomson Financial
 is part of The Thomson Corporation (TSE: TOC), a leading, global e-information
 and solutions company with annual revenues of approximately US$6.0 billion.
 The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto and London stock
 exchanges.  For more information on Thomson Financial, visit
 www.thomsonfinancial.com.
 
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SOURCE Nelson Information
    PORT CHESTER, N.Y., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Nelson Information, a Thomson
 Financial company, has announced the release of MarketPlaceWeb -- a powerful,
 innovative web-based application created specifically for the business needs
 of the institutional investment community.  MarketPlaceWeb offers
 instantaneous, anywhere-in-the-world access to the most current information on
 investment managers, consultants, plan sponsors, investment products,
 performance and the industry's top decision-makers.
     MarketPlaceWeb helps users identify their market, qualify their prospects
 and transform prospects into clients.  It incorporates three of Nelson's
 world-renowned databases: Investment Managers, covering more than 2,000 of the
 world's largest firms, including 250 real estate managers and 8,400 separate
 accounts and mutual funds; Plan Sponsors, with over 19,000 U.S. corporate,
 union, public and hospital funds, and foundations and endowments; and Pension
 Fund Consultants, comprised of 300 leading firms with over 3,800 relationships
 with sponsors and investors.  MarketPlaceWeb illustrates the critical
 connections between sponsors, consultants and managers, and reveals
 opportunities to establish new contacts and relationships.  Current contact
 information on professionals within each firm, including hyperlinks to company
 URLs and email addresses, puts key industry players at users' fingertips.
     MarketPlaceWeb makes the process of researching, prospecting, marketing
 and selling easier and more convenient.  It allows clients to download data
 and lists into other software applications with links back to MarketPlaceWeb,
 eliminating the need for additional data entry.  Users have the ability to
 broaden or narrow their searches by selecting and combining more than 200 data
 fields.  Queries, research, reports and customizable profiles in PDF format
 that can be shared, saved and accessed from anywhere in the world allow teams
 to collaborate and achieve more in less time.
     Additionally, Nelson has formed an alliance with Strategic Financial
 Solutions, an industry leader in world-class analytical software, to deliver
 sophisticated, yet easy to use style analysis and performance measurement
 through MarketPlaceWeb.  Nelson's unique monthly performance database drives
 the analytics, which gives users the ability to compare monthly and annualized
 product performance.  The tool aids consultants and sponsors in the manager
 search process by allowing them to track and evaluate performance.  Investment
 managers find the analytics invaluable for use in peer analysis and
 presentations to consultants and investors.
     "We are proud to launch MarketPlaceWeb.  Information from Nelson has long
 been a staple of the institutional investment community, and MarketPlaceWeb
 makes it more valuable and accessible than ever," said Nelson Information
 President Andrew Blumberg.  "Our presence on the web will be consolidated into
 MarketPlaceWeb, where our clients, visitors, and 15,000 other professionals
 registered to receive our web-delivered reports will gain access to all that
 Nelson has to offer."
     According to John Lustgarten, Director of Finance for CIM Group, LLC,
 "MarketPlaceWeb is like a GPS.  It helps me pinpoint the best prospects and
 gets me past the gatekeepers to the decision-makers.  In addition, it saves me
 valuable time, money and energy by helping me do the legwork before the call
 -- I'm educated and prepared with a targeted message.  Bottom line,
 MarketPlaceWeb saves me the blood, sweat and tears that I used to spend on my
 prospecting efforts."
     For more information about MarketPlaceWeb, call Nelson Information at
 800-333-6357, extension 748, or visit www.marketplaceweb.com.
 
     About Nelson Information: Nelson Information, a Thomson Financial company,
 is the premier provider of e-information and integrated workflow solutions,
 software and databases to the institutional investment community with a focus
 on the pension and pension consulting industry.  Nelson also publishes a
 number of well-known, industry standard directories, which are widely used in
 all areas of the financial industry.  Nelson has been a leading provider of
 information to financial professionals for 25 years.
 
     About Thomson Financial: Thomson Financial is a US$2 billion provider of
 e-information and integrated work solutions to the worldwide financial
 community.  Through the widest range of products and services in the industry,
 Thomson Financial helps clients in more than 70 countries make better
 decisions, be more productive and achieve superior results.  Thomson Financial
 is part of The Thomson Corporation (TSE: TOC), a leading, global e-information
 and solutions company with annual revenues of approximately US$6.0 billion.
 The Corporation's common shares are listed on the Toronto and London stock
 exchanges.  For more information on Thomson Financial, visit
 www.thomsonfinancial.com.
 
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