Interactive Data extends European and US market coverage to Fidessa

ComStock, an Interactive Data company, is providing royalblue's Fidessa product suite with value-added content from ComStock's latest product offering, InDepth.  This extends an existing ComStock arrangement, which provides real-time international market coverage from XpressFeed to supplement Fidessa's own direct exchange feeds.

ComStock, a subsidiary of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading provider of real-time global market data, has extended its existing arrangement for the provision of international data to royalblue (LSE: RYB) for its Fidessa product suite by providing an additional range of value-added European and US equity market reference data. 

This additional data is provided from ComStock's new InDepth service, a premium selection of corporate actions, descriptive data and pricing fundamentals.  The data from InDepth can be fully customised and complements ComStock's real-time pricing information.  It offers the end-user ?long quote' information for all equities in the ComStock universe.

ComStock already feeds Fidessa with real-time market data to supplement Fidessa's own direct exchange feeds via XpressFeed, a high-speed digital datafeed that delivers access to real-time plus delayed market information.  Tailored for financial institutions and online services, XpressFeed carries real-time content from more than 350 global sources and exchanges covering more than 1.8 million instruments across virtually all asset classes.  XpressFeed offers extensive coverage of Europe, the US, Asia Pacific, Latin America, South America and Africa.

Simon Barnby, business development manager for Fidessa, commented: ?The addition of this reference data fleshes out the market data offering we provide to Fidessa clients.  With real-time coverage of 21 markets across Europe and North America already in place, this is an important next step for Fidessa in providing enhanced services to both our trading systems' users as well as users of our market data workstation product.?

Mark Hepsworth, managing director for ComStock Europe, added: ?We are pleased to provide royalblue with this additional European and US equity market coverage.  Since Interactive Data acquired ComStock early in 2003, the integration of the business has enabled us to share a vast range of time-sensitive pricing including evaluated pricing, dividend, corporate action and descriptive information for more than 3.5 million securities traded around the world.  We can now deliver this additional value-added benefit to our customers.?

For further information

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

About Interactive Data

Interactive Data Corporation is a leading global provider of securities pricing, financial information, and analytic tools to institutional and individual investors. The company supplies time-sensitive pricing (including evaluated pricing), dividend, corporate action, and descriptive information for more than 3.5 million securities traded around the world, including hard-to-value instruments. Many of the world's best-known financial service and software companies subscribe to the company's services in support of their trading, analysis, portfolio management, and valuation activities.

Interactive Data is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts. Through its branded businesses, FT Interactive Data, ComStock, CMS BondEdge, and eSignal, Interactive Data has approximately 1,800 employees in offices located throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Pearson plc (NYSE: PSO), an international media company, whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education, and the Penguin Group, owns approximately 60 percent of the outstanding common stock of Interactive Data Corporation.

ComStock, a subsidiary of Interactive Data Corporation, is a leading provider of real-time global financial information to financial institutions, financial information re-distributors and online media portals worldwide.  ComStock's suite of services ranges from a real-time datafeed, to fully customised and hosted market data solutions.

www.comstock-interactivedata.com

About Fidessa
Fidessa, from royalblue, is a world leading solution for trading systems, market data and global connectivity. Available as a simple workstation or as an integrated application suite, Fidessa is built on the clear vision of providing the richest functionality, coverage and distribution to all tiers of the financial markets.

Fidessa is used by over 100 financial institutions globally and has become the benchmark and product of choice for this market.

www.fidessa.com