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Research Resources

Business Databases available to University of Sydney Researchers

Australian Company Announcements

Description: Historical record of ASX company disclosures from 1992. Documents are converted to text format to facilitate free text searching. Search results can be filtered by ASX listing code and/or the listing rule under which the filing was lodged.

Access: Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific (SIRCA)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Australian Core Research Data

Description: Historical daily trading information including total volume, value and number of trades and the high, low and close price for each stock listed on the ASX and dilution information. This data is available from mid-1983 to the present.

Access: Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific (SIRCA)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Australian Equities Tick History

Description: ASX tick history from 1991 on equities, exchange traded options and warrants
Every bid and ask order, every trade, including the volume of each order and executed trade
Time and Sales, Market Depth, Intraday, End of Day, and Order Book

Access: Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific (SIRCA)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Australian Share Price/Price Relatives (SPPR)

Description: December 1973 to present of ASX monthly share prices and calculated price relatives. All Australian listed and previously listed companies with fully paid shares. Contains monthly share price, dividends including franking credits, adjustments for share issues and reconstructions, number of shares on issue, and price relatives. Also tracks ticker changes and merger/delisting information.

Access: Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific (SIRCA)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Bloomberg

Description: Global coverage of financial information on equities, indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, derivatives, analyst forecasts, news, amongst other information.

Access: There are two terminals located in Room 417/418, Level 4, Codrington Building (H69)

Access to these two terminals is for PhD-students and Academics only.

There are 40 terminals for student access located in Labs 3 and 4, Level 1, Codrington Building (H69) Students can use these terminals when there are no Lectures or Tutorials. Login details can be found on the side of these terminals.

Contact: Jiri Svec

Boardex

Description: Provides extensive data on board summary, profiles and network connections of publicly listed and notable private companies.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

CAER Sustainability Data

Description: Database provides access to CAER's standard universe of company coverage for Level 1 (sustainability ratings and screens), which includes the FTSE All-World Developed, and companies on the MSCI. The database also provides ability for staff use many different sustainability ratings and rankings via the EIRIS Portfolio Manager (EPM) software package.

Access: CAER Sustainability Data

Contact: Stewart Jones

Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP)

Description: Provides information on prices, returns and volume for securities listed on NYSE, AMEX, and NASDAQ. Monthly data extends back to 1925 and daily data begins in 1962. Also includes a merged database with Compustat data.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Compustat

Description: Contains global coverage of accounting data for active and inactive firms. Data on U.S. companies begins in 1950 and non-U.S. coverage begins in 1987.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Connect4

Description: Contains information on ASX-listed companies such as annual reports, prospectuses, company announcements, mergers and acquisitions, and new issues.

Access: The University of Sydney Library

Corporate Governance Database

Description: Annual report data - Company, Director and Shareholder information. Data from 2001 for 1500 ASX listed companies.

Access: Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific (SIRCA)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

CSMAR

Description: Covers China stock market data for all A shares and B shares companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, financial statements of all China listed companies in standardized financial data presentation and funds market data from 1990.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Datastream

Description: Global coverage of financial market, financial statement and economic data going back to 1973. Data coverage includes equity, fixed income, credit, commodities, futures, currencies and options markets. Worldscope financial statement data on non-U.S. companies is also available through Datastream.

Access: Business School IT will install the software on University PCs.

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Dealscan

Description: Contains comprehensive historical information on loan pricing and contracts details, terms, and conditions. In addition to loan coverage, it also provides contract information for high yield bonds, private placements and hybrid financial structures.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Execucomp

Description: Execucomp provides executive compensation data collected directly from each company’s annual proxy (DEF14A SEC form) since 1992. Detailed information on salary, bonus, options and stock awards, non-equity incentive plans, pensions and other compensation items are available.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Factset Ownership

Description: Provides global institutional, mutual fund,stakeholder, and float-related share ownership information.

Contact: Joakim Westerholm

Institutional Brokers Estimates System (I/B/E/S)

Description: Contains forecasts from analysts on earnings, price targets, stock recommendations and other financial statement data. The data is global in coverage.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Morningstar DatAnalysis Premium

Description: Contains data on ASX listed and delisted companies. Data includes full-year and interim financials, analyst forecasts, audit trails, directors, substantial shareholders, mergers and acquisitions, company history, corporate actions, annual reports, and announcements, financial ratios, ASX announcements, floats, dividend history, and listing rule waivers, amongst others.

Access: The University of Sydney Library

Morningstar Direct

Description: Global coverage of quantitative and qualitative data on investment fund performance, flows, size and many other variables. The database covers closed-end funds, exchange traded funds, hedge funds, market indexes, money market funds, open-end mutual funds, managed funds, and pension/superannuation funds.

Access: Download and install the Morningstar® Direct software.

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Option Metrics

Description: Data on historical price, implied volatility and sensitivities for the U.S. equity and index options markets and their underlying securities.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Orbis

Description: Database has extensive global coverage onmillions of companies and also contains private company financial information(depending on the country in which the company is located). Includes access to Orbis Bank Focus.

Access: Orbis

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

S&P Credit Ratings

Description: Contains credit ratings for global issuers including corporates, financial institutions, insurance companies, sovereign, international public finance, government entities and structured finance transactions.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

SDC Platinum

Description: Contains data on M&A transactions, equity and debt capital raisings, project finance, joint ventures and repurchases.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

TAQ

Description: Intraday transactions data (trades and quotes) for all securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), American Stock Exchange (AMEX) and Nasdaq National Market System (NMS).

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Thomson One

Description: Features market quotes, earnings estimates, financial fundamentals, press releases, transaction data, corporate filings, ownership profiles and research from Thomson Financial.

Access: Thomson One
(Login using Internet Explorer on a PC as it does not work in Firefox, Chrome or on Macs)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

Thomson Reuters Tick History

Description: TRTH provides millisecond time stamped tick data going back to January 1996. It covers 45 million active OTC and exchange-traded instruments worldwide. It is a comprehensive, accurate, and precise historical record of market behaviour.

Accounts are only available to students enrolled in a research degree and Sydney University staff.

Access: Thomson Reuters Tick History

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth

TRACE

Description: Transaction data for OTC traded corporate bonds in the U.S. since July, 2002. The database contains information on the time of execution, price, yield, and volume.

Access: Register for an account at Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS)

Contact: Andrew Ainsworth