FT Interactive Data launches enhanced FTS service

FTS, FT Interactive Data's online portfolio administration tool, has been redesigned to give customers enhanced speed, functionality and clearer data presentation

FT Interactive Data, the major operating subsidiary of Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) and a leading supplier of financial information and analytical software to global markets, has re-launched FTS, its flexible online portfolio administration tool. FTS now offers an enhanced look plus superior speed and functionality enabled by recent advances in web technology. The new design gives the FTS site a modern, streamlined appearance whilst providing the end user with improved page layouts, clearer data presentation, simplified navigation and faster page loading.

An easy-to-use web-based tool, FTS provides desktop access to intra-day and end-of-day market data from over 180 exchanges and other sources around the world, spanning both developed and emerging markets. Asset classes include equities, debt, funds, indices, foreign exchange, derivatives, commodities and futures. Extensive data fields are available, providing excellent depth of detail.

FTS provides access to daily evaluations for thousands of fixed income securities, irrespective of whether trades have occurred, as well as access to approximately 1.3 million US fixed income securities. Intra-day spot rates covering 172 currencies against the six major currencies, and intra-day forward rates for 39 currencies, are also available. Intra-day exchange listed security pricing is supplied every half-hour.

The comprehensive corporate action information - available in ISO 15022 formatĀ - includes rights issues, scrip issues, mergers and acquisitions, and redemptions. Corporate actions tracking is made easier through the 'securities alert' report which monitors a portfolio and informs the user when corporate actions are occurring, and the 'events diary' report which reminds the user when an event is about to occur.

Tim Fox, FT Interactive Data's FTS product marketing manager, said: "The new look FTS is an exciting developmentĀ - intuitive web technology provides easy navigation and a simple function allows the user to build a page containing data available for any selected security. The data is displayed on one screen and hidden behind section headings that can be expanded or reduced by the click of a mouse."

Data can be downloaded into in-house or third party software in a format to suit the user or a customised service can be requested. FTS also allows the user to maintain a portfolio of securities online or via FTP, against which data files and corporate action reports can be generated.

The new and improved version of FTS view facility is now available.

Further information

Sue Mitchell, FT Interactive Data

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7825 8076 Email: sue.mitchell@ftid.com

About Interactive Data

Interactive Data Corporation (NYSE: IDC) 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

(LSE: PSON; NYSE: PSO), an international media company whose businesses include the Financial Times Group, Pearson Education and the Penguin Group, owns approximately 60 per cent of the outstanding common stock of Interactive Data Corporation.

FT Interactive Data, the major operating subsidiary of Interactive Data Corporation, is a leading provider of financial information and analytical software to global markets. FT Interactive Data supplies global securities pricing, evaluations, dividend, corporate action and descriptive information designed to support mutual funds' pricing activities, securities operations, research and portfolio management. FT Interactive Data collects, edits, maintains and delivers data on more than 3.5 million securities, including daily evaluations for approximately 2.5 million fixed income and international equity issues. FT Interactive Data specialises in 'hard-to-value' instruments and 'hard-to-get' information from emerging markets.

For further information please see: www.interactivedata.com