Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance Adds Capital IQ Data to Strengthen Academic Research and Professional Education

Selection makes Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance first academic institution in Mainland China to subscribe to Compustat data and WRDS

Jun 24, 2010, 11:24 ET from Capital IQ

NEW YORK, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, recently finalized an academic agreement with the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) to provide faculty and students with access to the Capital IQ Platform and its Compustat global database through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS). Capital IQ's Compustat database covers 98% of the world's market capitalization and is a premier solution for fundamental and quantitative research. Additionally, Capital IQ's partnership with SAIF reinforces the school's mission to become a world-class institute of research and higher learning by providing data resources that will distinguish it from others in the academic community.

Prof. Chun Chang, Deputy Director of SAIF said, "Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance is excited about our partnership with Capital IQ. The Capital IQ Platform and Compustat fundamental company data will be instrumental in our faculty research. In the classroom, Capital IQ's robust analytical tools will enable students to analyze real-world company financials. These will be valuable teaching resources for a full range of courses such as private equity, investment banking, M&A, and IPO, among others." said Professor Chang. "Having access to these databases will prepare our students for successful post-academic careers in the financial services industry."

"We continue to bolster our data collection efforts on international companies and have made expanding our coverage in these areas a top priority," said Randall Winn, executive managing director at Capital IQ. "We are pleased to be able to partner with SAIF and look forward to becoming a vital component in their students' financial education."

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

Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit

About Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF)

Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) was established at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in April 2009, with strategic and financial support from the Shanghai Municipal Government.  As a member of Shanghai's financial community, it strives to contribute to the development of Shanghai as a global financial center.  Currently, SAIF offers the following academic and professional development programs: Finance MBA, Master in Finance, Finance EMBA, and Executive Development Program.  For more information, visit