Interactive Data Corporation

Interactive Data Corporation

Infobox company
company_name = Interactive Data Corporation

company_type = Public (nyse|IDC)
foundation = 1968
location_city = flagicon|USA Bedford, Massachusetts
location_country = USA
key_people = Stuart Clark, CEO
industry = Financial services
revenue = profit $689.6 million (2007)
num_employees = Approximately 2,300 worldwide
homepage = []


Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: [ IDC] ), is a leading global provider of financial market data, analytics and related services to financial institutions, active traders and individual investors. The Company’s businesses supply real-time market data, time-sensitive pricing, evaluations and reference data for millions of securities traded around the world, including hard-to-value instruments. Many of the world’s best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the Company’s services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management and valuation activities.

Interactive Data’s breadth of content, capabilities, expertise and offerings span the front, middle and back offices of financial institutions worldwide.

Interactive Data's Businesses Include:

Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data

[ Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data] . collects, edits, maintains and delivers data on more than 6 million securities, including approximately 2.5 million fixed income and international equity issues. Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data provides historical, intraday and end-of-day pricing, evaluations and reference data for an extensive range of securities, commodities and derivative instruments traded around the world.

The data is delivered to financial institutions, third-party redistributors and outsourcing organizations to support pricing activities, securities operations, research and portfolio management.

Key offerings include:
* Evaluated Pricing
* Listed Markets Pricing
* Alternative Investment Valuations
* Indicative Optimized Portfolio Values for Exchange Traded Structures
* Reference Data

Interactive Data Pricing and Reference Data, Inc. is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission under the Investment Adviser Act of 1940.

Interactive Data Real-Time Services

[ Interactive Data Real-Time Services] provides financial institutions, financial information providers and information media companies with global real-time and delayed financial market information covering equities, derivative instruments, futures, fixed income securities and foreign exchange.

Offerings from Interactive Data Real-Time Services include:
* PlusFeedSM, a consolidated, low latency digital datafeed that integrates real-time data from over 450 sources and exchanges worldwide, covering in excess of 5 million instruments.
* PlusFeed SelectSM, a cost effective hosted “watch list”-based datafeed delivered via a secure, lease line and equipped with encryption technology. PlusFeed Select is designed specifically for organizations with limited real-time data requirements that still need to draw a subset of data from a variety of market sources and asset classes.
* DirectPlusSM, a fully managed ultra-low latency direct exchange data service that allows firms to power their latency sensitive trading applications with sub-millisecond data.
* [ Interactive Data Managed Solutions] : builds and manages customized Web-based financial market data portals and terminals for a range of organizations worldwide — from retail and investment banks to asset managers, online brokers, stock exchanges, and media portals.

Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics

[ Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics] provides sophisticated fixed income portfolio analytics to the investment community. Its client base includes more than 500 leading banks, investment managers, brokerage firms, insurance companies and pension funds throughout North America and Europe.

Offerings from Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics include:

* BondEdge®, the flagship product of Interactive Data Fixed Income Analytics, allows customers to identify opportunities and analyze portfolio risk using robust modeling techniques.

* Analytix DirectSM, a bond-level risk analytics feed powered by BondEdge.


[ eSignal] is Interactive Data’s desktop solutions business which offers active traders and professionals real-time market data and comprehensive decision support tools.

eSignal provides streaming, real-time market data, news and analytics through its suite of products, which include:
* eSignal
* eSignal Pro®
* eSignal, Advanced GET® Edition
* eSignal OnDemand
* eSignal Market Scanners
* FutureSource® Workstation products
* LiveCharts®
* Market-QSM
* QCharts®
* QuoTrek®

eSignal also publishes a network of financial Web portal sites, including:
* []
* []
* []
* []


Since its founding in 1968, Interactive Data has established itself as a trusted leader and today is regarded by many as a tier-one supplier of financial market data and related offerings. Acquisitions have played a key role in Interactive Data’s growth, enabling the company to deliver an ever-increasing range of high-value services, while expanding into adjacent markets and extending its reach geographically. Interactive Data is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008. The company's complete corporate timeline is posted at []

Company News

The latest news from Interactive Data Corporation is posted in the [ Press Releases] segment of the company's corporate web site.

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