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Finance 583

guide to databases and other resources related to the MSF practicum projects.

Capital IQ

Capital IQ  (Gies only) 

What does it contain: profiles of 750,000 private and  public firms worldwide including financials, officers and directors (people) , ownership,  transactions, securities, key developments, estimates, filings, news, comparables analysis and more.



You may screen for companies or other criteria.  The training video on screening techniques is here.   You must be in the database to view it. 

The Market Information Lab has a good video on screening for deals (transactions).   Video is almost 17 minutes long, but gives several examples using scenarios. 





Refinitiv Workspace

Refinitiv Workspace

What does it provide: a platform that features market trends, company financial and deals data, private equity and venture capital, breaking news, and some reports by leading analysts and firms.


Note: you must sign up for an account first, using your IL Net ID.  It may take awhile for the registration to complete.  


WRDS is a platform with finance-related datasets as separate modules.      WRDS itself is not a database. 

Among the datasets that would be useful for this class:

CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) - annual compilations of equities listed on NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ exchanges. 
Compustat - fundamentals for US and Globally
Dealscan - syndicated loans 


Students in Finance 583 may access the data once a class account has been established.