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Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) and Markit Offer CDS Data
[January 02, 2013]

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) and Markit Offer CDS Data

PHILADELPHIA --(Business Wire)--

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading comprehensive, internet-based data research service, is pleased to announce a partnership with Markit, bringing Markit's award-winning CDS and other fixed income data to WRDS clients. WRDS, a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, provides instant access to over 200 terabytes of data across Finance, Marketing, and Economic disciplines, making it the gold standard business intelligence tool for 30,000 users in 30 countries.

With Markit CDS, researchers will have access to history and daily pricing information on more than 10,500 composite curves covering 2,800 CDS entities. Markit's CDS data are used throughout the derivatives industry for price discovery, valuation and risk management.

The benefits of Markit's datasets to academic and other researchers will be highlighted by WRDS during the Allied Social Sciences Association (ASSA) Conference, January 4-6, 2013 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA (News - Alert). Visit exhibit booth #729 and learn more about Markit CDS data and all of WRDS' available datasets.

WRDS offers the broadest collection of data and most robust computing infrastructure available; and its partnership with Markit is par of WRDS' ongoing expansion to further meet the information needs of over 300 client organizations worldwide.

As part of its growth, WRDS looks forward to partnering with Markit on other fixed-income datasets and offering Markit's Purchasing Managers Index economic data in the near future.

About WRDS and the Wharton School

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading, comprehensive, internet-based data research service used by academic, government, non-profit institutions, and corporate firms. Developed in 1993 to support faculty research at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS has since evolved to become the leading business intelligence tool for a global research community.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania- founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school - is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. The most comprehensive source of business knowledge in the world, Wharton bridges research and practice through its broad engagement with the global business community. The School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 annual participants in executive education programs; and an alumni network of 91,000 graduates.

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