Extra financial intelligence for Business School

07 Jul 2009 13:19:00.000

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Nottingham University Business School has teamed up with finance, markets and industry information provider Compustat to gain important data for its academic research.

The Business School's agreement with Compustat, a Capital IQ business and leading provider of financial intelligence, will provide faculty and students with access to proprietary data from its flagship databases.

The Business School has been strengthening its finance and accounting research across its campuses in the UK, China and Malaysia. It believes that Compustat databases are the critical financial information resources its faculty staff members, researchers and students need to compete globally and maintain a high-level of academic excellence.

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“The University of Nottingham’s Business School has a strong reputation and as competition to become a candidate in our doctoral programme has increased, the School has the luxury of being highly selective.

“However, in order to continue to attract the best students and faculty, it was clear that updating to the best US databases was important and Compustat was essential,” said Professor David Newton. “In addition, Nottingham has established campuses in both China and Malaysia. As an integral part of the University, we need to maintain the same level of academic excellence and respect.

“Our Ningbo campus is near the financial hub of Shanghai. We believe that access to Compustat data on these campuses will enable those faculty and students to be highly competitive in their financial research as well.”

“Compustat is excited to partner with Nottingham University Business School,” said Lu Lau, Compustat Director for Client Development. “Our fundamental and market data on over 90,000 global securities as well as our company, index and industry information and standardised databases will provide a tremendous asset to today’s students who will become tomorrow’s investors.”

Nottingham University Business School is one of the UK’s leading centres for management education and ranked among the world’s leading business schools in the 2009 Financial Times ‘Global Top 100 MBA’ and ‘Global Masters in Management’ ranking, and the Economist Intelligence Unit ‘Which MBA’.

The School also ranks 1st in the UK and 28th globally in the Aspen Institute’s ‘Beyond Grey Pinstripes’ ranking of the world’s most innovative MBA programmes that lead the way in integrating social, environmental, and ethical issues into management education and research. The Business School has pioneered entrepreneurship teaching and research at Nottingham and the University won the 2008 Times Higher Education Entrepreneurial University of the Year award.

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Notes to editors: The University of Nottingham is ranked in the UK's Top 10 and the World's Top 100 universities by the Shanghai Jiao Tong (SJTU) and Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings.

More than 90 per cent of research at The University of Nottingham is of international quality, according to RAE 2008, with almost 60 per cent of all research defined as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Research Fortnight analysis of RAE 2008 ranks the University 7th in the UK by research power. In 27 subject areas, the University features in the UK Top Ten, with 14 of those in the Top Five.

The University provides innovative and top quality teaching, undertakes world-changing research, and attracts talented staff and students from 150 nations. Described by The Times as Britain's “only truly global university”, it has invested continuously in award-winning campuses in the United Kingdom, China and Malaysia. Twice since 2003 its research and teaching academics have won Nobel Prizes. The University has won the Queen's Award for Enterprise in both 2006 (International Trade) and 2007 (Innovation — School of Pharmacy), and was named ‘Entrepreneurial University of the Year’ at the Times Higher Education Awards 2008.

Nottingham was designated as a Science City in 2005 in recognition of its rich scientific heritage, industrial base and role as a leading research centre. Nottingham has since embarked on a wide range of business, property, knowledge transfer and educational initiatives (www.science-city.co.uk) in order to build on its growing reputation as an international centre of scientific excellence. The University of Nottingham is a partner in Nottingham: the Science City.

About Capital IQ and Standard & Poor’s

Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor’s business, provides comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research solutions to over 4,000 investment managers, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, and corporations worldwide.

Its solutions are based on the Capital IQ Platform, Compustat, ClariFI, SystematIQ, and MMD products, and offer an array of powerful applications for desktop research, screening, real-time market data, back-testing, portfolio management, financial modelling, and quantitative analysis. For more information, please visit Capital IQ’s web site at www.capitaliq.com.

Standard & Poor’s, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is the world’s foremost provider of financial market intelligence, including independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With approximately 10,000 employees, including wholly owned affiliates, located in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor’s is an essential part of the world’s financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for more than 140 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions.

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More information is available from Dr Sophia Taylor , External Relations Manager for Nottingham University Business School, on +44 (0)115 846 6974 , S.Taylor@nottingham.ac.
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