Dear Reader,

Interactive Data continues to enhance its range of products and offerings. In this compassDirect issue we would like to introduce a new version of Web Toolkit from our PrimeDeveloper offering designed to help configure web sites even more flexibly. With this version, we can support you in efficiently implementing multi channel strategies, including mobile and social media solutions.

Gaining more efficiency is also the aim of the research project FIRST funded by the European Union to which Interactive Data is contributing its long-term technical and market expertise. FIRST looks into filtering, interpreting and aggregating large amounts of relevant financial information from the Internet and providing consolidated data to financial institutions and end clients who use online banking and online brokerage services.

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Carsten Dirks

Managing Director
Interactive Data Managed Solutions AG

May 2011
Interactive Data enhances Web Toolkit
Interactive Data participates in EU research project FIRST
And Private Wealth chooses PrimeTerminal
TV channel uses PrimeDeveloper for business news program
PrimeTerminal expands global data coverage and functionality
Interactive Data and Expansión host annual Funds Awards 


Products: Interactive Data enhances Web Toolkit

Interactive Data has launched a new version of Web Toolkit. The new version features advanced capabilities designed for fast, easy design and development of fully
  customized information systems for multiple channels, including mobile devices. Web Toolkit now provides additional flexibility in the page design process, enabling users to define their own distinctive, individual grid layout. Content is automatically formatted to fit a defined grid. New applications and web pages can be easily added to an existing portal, with no additional synchronization required.


Web Toolkit has been designed to cut costs and complexity in creating fully customized financial information systems for multi-channel communications.
Part of Interactive Data’s PrimeDeveloper product range, Web Toolkit comprises a range of modules that can be flexibly tailored to customer requirements. It is integrated with the Market Data Gateway, designed to allow users to deploy comprehensive applications without the need to provide dedicated hardware and maintenance capabilities.

The platform provides access to a wide range of reference and master data, news and contributed data, delivered in real-time, end-of-day or delayed, as well as a comprehensive set of analytical tools. Other features include the option to seamlessly integrate proprietary data, as well as user-based data permissioning.

Web Toolkit uses modern web technologies, such as AJAX and established PHP frameworks, to develop software within an industrial strength internet environment.

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Corporation: Interactive Data participates in EU research project FIRST 

Interactive Data is contributing its long-term technical and market expertise to the research project FIRST which is funded by the European Union.

The project’s objective is building a large scale information extraction and integration infrastructure for supporting financial decision making. FIRST looks into filtering, interpreting and aggregating vast amounts of relevant financial information from the Internet and providing
consolidated data to financial institutions. Besides traditional financial market data, sources include reports, entries in Web blogs and forums. The processed data is aimed at departments within financial institutions such as market supervision or risk and investment management as well as end clients who use online banking and online brokerage services. The initiative, launched in October 2010, is planned to last three years.

Making vast amounts of data manageable

Companies and universities participating in FIRST include Interactive Data and the Goethe University Frankfurt. These companies are currently shaping an IT infrastructure designed to make it possible to process and interpret the growing amounts of data. Interactive Data is using its technical expertise to help shape the specification and implementation of this IT infrastructure. The company contributes to the project through its long-term experience gained from numerous client projects in retail brokerage and investment management.

“There exists an incredibly complex supply of unstructured information out there which includes numerous opinions from a variety of sources, especially forums, blogs and social networks. We aim to assist by condensing this information so that retail clients are no longer dependent on the opinions of individual market participants but can fall back on a broader base of information for their decision-making”, says Michael Diefenthäler, Manager, Business Development at Interactive Data Managed Solutions.

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Solutions: And Private Wealth chooses PrimeTerminal 

And Private Wealth has chosen Interactive Data’s PrimeTerminal offering to support their private banking employees in their work flows. The Geneva-based wealth management company has been using PrimeTerminal Professional since the end of 2010 in Geneva, as well as other company locations globally.

And Private Wealth opted for PrimeTerminal to provide private banking employees with access to a custom-tailored financial market terminal. This solution is designed to provide users with a fully customizable portfolio of financial information and data analysis features, such as Interactive Charts, that can be geared towards special requirements of the company. The information available includes shares and bonds, futures and options, as well as warrants and certificates.

“PrimeTerminal meets the market data requirements of our private banking employees. The range of data offered is extraordinarily well suited to our needs from the point of view of both scope and costs,” states Ahmet Eren, Managing Director at And Private Wealth.

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Solutions: TV channel uses PrimeDeveloper for business news program  

Interactive Data is powering financial information on French Business television through its PrimeDeveloper offering. Since November 2010, the Paris-based financial TV news channel BFM Business has used PrimeDeveloper to supplement its daily business news program with financial data from Interactive Data.

The information, including top/flop lists for Euronext and the US markets, is provided as a running display via a ticker board. In addition, charts are shown every 30 minutes during news broadcasts and the French leading index CAC 40 is displayed regularly on the backdrop to the news presenter.

Interactive Data provides BFM's news program with financial information, including top/flop lists for Euronext and the US markets, as well as the French leading index CAC.

  BFM Business uses an Application Programming Interface (API) from Interactive Data’s PrimeDeveloper offering to populate information on screens and displays information in a flexible way.

The relationship, another important step into the French media landscape for Interactive Data, was announced at the annual BFM Awards in Paris in November 2010.

BFM Business’s news programme fills a gap in the French TV landscape left by the departure of Bloomberg in 2008. The TV channel belongs to the French NextRadioTV group, which provides radio, and television broadcasting services in France. The programs are broadcast on digital TV (TNT), cable and satellite, as well as via telephone and on the Internet. NextRadioTV also owns commercial radio stations, information and sports broadcasting and engages in magazine publishing and operates web sites in France.

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Products: PrimeTerminal expands global data coverage and functionality 

PrimeTerminalSM Professional, the customisable financial desktop solution from Interactive Data, has further expanded its coverage with new international exchange content and news feed functionality.

Coverage recently added includes new and enhanced data for the Bombay Stock Exchange, Hanoi Stock Exchange, GreTai Securities Market of Taiwan, BM&FBOVESPA of Brazil, Lima Stock Exchange (Bolsa de Valores de Lima (BVL)), Pure Trading of Canada, and Canadian National Stock Exchange (CNSX).

Additional futures reference data, including information on contract size and value, and tick size, is now available for Eurex, NYSE Liffe and CME Group (CBOT, CME and NYMEX), as well as indices, stocks and bonds from Athens Stock Exchange, options and futures from Athens Derivatives Exchange, and indices from the Baltic Exchange.

RSS news feeds available via new Web Feed Clip

A new web feed reader is designed to offer fast and convenient access to RSS news feeds via PrimeTerminal, helping users monitor the financial markets. Via the web feed reader users can also obtain proprietary and company-related news in RSS format.

Economic Indicator History

In addition, PrimeTerminal now provides economic indicator history for 37 countries dating back to 1 January, 1990, including the U.S., China, Singapore, France and Great Britain.

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Corporation: Interactive Data and Expansión host annual Funds Awards

On 17 March, 2011, Interactive Data and UNEDISA (Unidad Editorial S.A.), the publisher of Expansión and a leading financial information company in Spain, once again hosted the annual 'Expansión/Interactive Data Funds Awards' event in Madrid.

This event recognises the top-performing Spanish and international investment companies over the past year and is one of the most prestigious occasions for the funds industry in Spain.

Around 250 guests from the Spanish and international fund and

banking industry attended the ceremony and gala dinner at the Real Casa de Correos, Madrid. Speakers included Brendan Beith, head of Interactive Data’s EMEA Business, and Alfredo Rubina, Managing Director, Spain, who welcomed the guests on behalf of Interactive Data, and Ana Isabel Pereda, managing director of Expansión.

Brendan Beith, Head of EMEA Business, Interactive Data, welcomes the audience.

  The awards, now in their 22nd year, recognised best performances in the following categories: funds within 10 sectors; international investment companies (small, medium and large); national investment companies (small, medium and large); funds (stocks, bonds and mixed); and pension funds (stocks, bonds and mixed). Leading winners of this year’s ceremony included the Spanish fund company Bestinver and British Threadneedle.  

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