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Key specialist financial databases

The University of Manchester Library and Alliance Manchester Business School subscribe to a comprehensive collection of specialist financial and business databases that are used by top researchers around the world.


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For a fuller list of the databases available and of interest, visit the Business and Management subject guide pages.


Key databases

Below is a summary of the most used and respected business databases that are available to staff and students at The University of Manchester. 

DatabaseKey uses
Amadeus Information on the top 500,000 European public/private companies.
Bloomberg Professional Connect to world stock exchanges, markets and securities for data and news. 
BoardEx Information on over 600,000 directors over 15,500 quoted companies.
Capital IQ Information on public/private companies, markets, transactions and people.
CRSP, Compustat and CRSP Compustat Merged (CCM) North American market data, company financial data and the integration of the two.
China Securities Market & Accounting Research (CSMAR) China stock market, financial and bond market series.
Datastream Current and historical financial and economic data. Includes I/B/E/S and Worldscope.
Fame Financial analysis database of over 9 million UK and Ireland companies.
I/B/E/S Worldwide analysts’ forecasts summary and detailed data (requires programming).
London Share Price Database (LSPD) UK financial market – high quality monthly coverage of London Stock Market.
Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD) US bonds and debt data on over 140,000 securities.
S&P Global Market Intelligence Formerly SNL Financial, it combines exclusive analysis and in-depth data for the banking, financial services and insurance industries.
SDC Platinum Worldwide deals: mergers and acquisitions, new issues and private equity. Company financials, ownership, market and deals data and reports.
Thomson Research Company and industry documents, reports and prospectuses. 
Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) Research-oriented access to key US and global databases including ExecuComp, OptionMetrics, RiskMetrics and several of the above.

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