1 A NEW GENERATION OF REFERENCE DATA SERVICES From Interactive Data, The Reference Data Powerhouse SM
2 Success in today s markets demands constant innovation: expansion across asset classes and geographies, the creation of new investment and trading strategies, improvements in operations, reporting and client service. At the same time, firms must address regulatory obligations and improve risk management practices. Interactive Data introduces Apex: a new suite of reference data services to help address these issues with its breadth of coverage and ease of integration. Apex provides access to Interactive Data s global coverage of 10 million instruments, across an extensive range of asset classes. Clients can leverage this data on a timely basis with event driven data delivery capabilities. A logical data model covering descriptive, pricing and corporate actions data provides a normalized, pre-processed data set, so that you can more easily search for and leverage crucial information. APEX VALUE EXCHANGE Interactive Data Client Pre-Processed, Staged Data New Investment Strategies One Consistent Data Model File Transfer Messaging Improved Risk Management API Rich Data Sets in XML Managed Services Easier Integration Flexible Delivery Global Investing, Global Hedging Contact to arrange a demo or to discuss how your firm can benefit from Apex: Interactive Data s Next Generation of Reference Data Service.
3 APEX offers 4 key benefits The benefits of using the new service are immediate and applicable to a range of firms including broker dealers, asset managers, hedge funds and asset servicing organizations. Data Quality Timely, comprehensive and precise data can improve investment performance, enhance efficiency and reduce manual data reconciliation activities. Leading Edge Technology A broad and deep data model, flexible file delivery capabilities, a web services, SOAP-based API and a managed database help slash development costs in a changing marketplace. Renowned Client Service From onboarding to data challenges and issue resolution, Interactive Data is committed to helping you and your organization. Flexible Licensing Model Multiple delivery options and license structures mean that data can be purchased as needed. Enable the front, middle and back offices Flexible Delivery Flexible and configurable delivery capabilities give clients the power to put the data where it needs to be: on a desktop, in an application or applied to a workflow. These capabilities include: XML-based file delivery and messaging A Web Services API A Managed Database service Superior Data Consistency The combination of the data model and delivery capabilities delivers another crucial benefit: data consistency. Enable your front, middle and back offices to access data based on their requirements and preferred methods and rest assured that everyone will access the same data, at the same time. Investment strategy development, compliance, risk management and trade operations can be markedly improved while the cost of managing reference data can be significantly reduced. Simplify Data Integration and Lower Management Costs The data are always on, always accessible, always updated, allowing clients to respond faster to events that affect their portfolio, operations, and risk management activities. Conventional wisdom has it that data costs substantially more to manage than to acquire. No longer: The Apex reference data platform can help to decrease costs while improving efficiency. The key work has been done by Interactive Data, so acquisition, storage and parsing costs of data management can be greatly reduced. The need to build feed handlers can be reduced or even eliminated. Interactive Data s innovative data model can also significantly reduce the complexity of introducing content into in-house systems. Standardized delivery technologies such as XML put firms in a position to handle the future. Growth doesn t have to be predicated on a major technology commitment and increased investment.
4 COMPREHENSIVE GLOBAL DATA SETS Comprehensive global coverage with exceptional depth of data for numerous corporate action types, including capital changes, mandatory and voluntary corporate actions covering approximately 90,000 companies operating in approximately 100 countries is provided. Interactive Data collects, edits, maintains and delivers pricing and pricing-related data from more than 450 markets and exchanges around the globe. This information includes bid and offer, last trade, open and close, high and low and volume data. Detailed terms and conditions attributes across asset type, asset class, geography and market are provided for essential client use cases. For example: identifier issuer name exchange ticker currency payment frequency coupon rate maturity date dated date settlement date first payment date and accrual method GLOBAL DATA SERVICES Content & Data Warehouse DEBT - Corporate Bonds - Government Bonds - Structured Products - Municipals EQUITIES DERIVATIVES - Futures - Options - Swaps REFERENTIAL INSTRUMENTS - Currencies - Indices - Commodities (cash) EVENT DATA Logical Data Model* Client Delivery Framework Data Transfer Services Application Interfaces Managed Database Services Scheduled File Delivery ENTITLEMENTS - Rights - Warrants Messaging Delivery - SOAP Web Services - RemotePlus SM - High Performance API FUNDS - Mutual Funds Unit Trusts - Money Market Funds CLIENT/ EXCHANGE FEEDS Global Security Master Global Pricing Master Corporate Actions Interactive Data Domain FTP Java Message Service (JMS) HTTP, etc. ODBC/JDBC Transact-SQL Servers File Loaders Applications Security & Data Acquisition Web Service Requests Servers Message Subscription Applications Transact-SQL Request/Receive Customer Domain *patent pending
5 APEX WILL TRANSFORM HOW FIRMS MANAGE REFERENCE DATA Apex supports revenue-generating activities by offering world-class reference data for an extensive range of asset classes, delivered in a way that makes its integration significantly easier and that helps to increase operational efficiency. Investment and trading strategy development, compliance, risk management and trade operations can be markedly improved, while reducing the costs associated with managing reference data.
6 ABOUT INTERACTIVE DATA Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data s offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide. For more information, please visit or Amsterdam n Bedford n Chicago n Cologne n Dubai n Dublin n Frankfurt n Geneva n Glasgow n Hayward Helsinki n Hong Kong n Irvine n Jersey, CI n London n Luxembourg n Madrid n Melbourne n Milan Minneapolis n New York n Paris n Rome n Santa Monica n Singapore n Sydney n Tokyo n Toronto n Zurich EMEA Fitzroy House, Epworth Street London EC2A 4DL T: +44 (0) E: AMERICAS 100 Church Street, 11th Floor New York, New York T: E: ASIA PACIFIC , 20/F The Center 99 Queen s Road Central Central, Hong Kong T: E: LIMITATIONS This document is provided for informational purposes only. The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice and does not constitute any form of warranty, representation, or undertaking. Nothing herein should in any way be deemed to alter the legal rights and obligations contained in agreements between Interactive Data and its clients relating to any of the products or services described herein. Interactive Data makes no warranties whatsoever, either express or implied, as to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, or any other matter. Without limiting the foregoing, Interactive Data makes no representation or warranty that any data or information (including but not limited to evaluations) supplied to or by it are complete or free from errors, omissions, or defects. Interactive Data SM and the Interactive Data logo are service marks of Interactive Data Corporation. Other products, services, or company names mentioned herein are the property of, and may be the service mark or trademark of, their respective owners Interactive Data
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