NEW YORK, June 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) has partnered with Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business and leading provider of fundamental and quantitative research, subscribing to Compustat global database via Research Insight. Compustat's robust analytical software offers access to fundamental data covering over 91,000 global securities and nearly all of the world's market capitalization, enriching the intensive quantitative research done by the faculty at WU Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics.
"The WU Department of Finance, Accounting and Statistics is the largest WU department, combining more than 70 senior and junior faculty as well as 10 PhD students," says Stefan Bogner, department head. "Research Insight is an ideal tool for our faculty in their quantitative research, considering in particular our increasing international research network and joint projects. We are convinced that having access to leading databases such as Compustat, is a basic requirement for producing state-of-the-art research and attracting internationally leading faculty."
"Capital IQ is pleased to be able to work with WU to make our financial research solutions available to the academic community," said Randall Winn, executive managing director for Capital IQ. "Capital IQ is deployed at the top financial services and investment firms around the word, and the familiarity with our platform that students gain from their coursework will prepare them for successful careers in the financial space after graduation."
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 www.capitaliq.com.
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 www.standardandpoors.com.
About Wirtschaftsuniversitat Wien
The WU was founded in 1898 as the Imperial Export Academy. Now over a hundred years later and with about 26,800 students from Austria and abroad, WU is the European Union's largest educational institution for business and economics, business law, and social sciences. In 2007 WU received the renowned EQUIS accreditation, which was renewed in 2010, becoming affiliated with Europe's top universities with highest standards. Currently there are seven Master programs available, two of them are taught entirely in English, and in addition four new Master programs (two in English) will be launched in winter semester 2010/11. WU additionally offers doctoral programs including an excellent PhD program in Finance organized by the Vienna Graduate School of Finance (VGSF).
SOURCE Capital IQ