New US fixed income data service

Comprehensive global coverage of the fixed income market now available through one product

FT Interactive Data, the major operating division of Interactive Data Corporation (Nasdaq: IDCO) and a leading supplier of financial information and analytical software to global markets, has launched a new US fixed income data service and now provides comprehensive global coverage of the fixed income market through one product.

With increasing investor interest in the debt market - and in response to client feedback - FT Interactive Data has provided easy access to greatly enhanced US fixed income data coverage, as part of the evaluated bond pricing module of its FTS desktop portfolio administration tool. More than 1.5 million evaluated prices are available including the following security types: corporate bonds, government bonds, collateralised mortgage obligations (CMOs), asset-backed securities (ABS) and mortgage-backed securities (MBS). Coverage will increase according to client demand.

Users can now perform online research of the extended security coverage via a seamless link to a comprehensive database of fixed income data. Securities of interest can be added to FTS universes for inclusion in service files and corporate action reports. This can be performed individually online as well as via bulk upload, and results in greatly improved turnaround times.

John Peck, FT Interactive Data's European sales and marketing director, adds: "The new service provides comprehensive coverage of the global fixed income market with daily evaluations for more than 1.5 million fixed income issues - plus a simple and quick process of adding securities to universes. Clients will benefit from greater control over portfolio administration and a more tailored and customer driven service."

Further information

Sue Mitchell, FT Interactive Data
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7825 8076 Email: sue.mitchell@ftid.com


About FT Interactive Data

FT Interactive Data (www.FTInteractiveData.com) is a leading provider of financial information and analytical software to global markets. FT Interactive Data supplies global securities pricing, dividend, corporate action and descriptive information for over 3.5 million securities, including more than 2.5 million fixed income issues. The company also provides index and constituent data to the international investment community.

Through BondEdge®, FT Interactive Data is a recognised leader in fixed income portfolio analytical software, independent research and valuation tools.

FT Interactive Data is the major operating division of Interactive Data Corporation, (Nasdaq: IDCO) (www.InteractiveDataCorp.com) a leading global provider of financial and business information to institutional and individual investors. Headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts, Interactive Data Corporation has approximately 1,600 employees in offices throughout the world.

Interactive Data Corporation is approximately 60 percent owned by Pearson plc and included within its Financial Times Group. Other Financial Times Group companies include the Financial Times newspaper, FT.com and Financial Times Business. Pearson plc is an international media company with market leading businesses in education, business information and consumer publishing.

For further information please see: http://www.FTInteractiveData.com