Financial Times Information Launches Web-based Portfolio Management Tool

Financial Times Information announces the launch of the new Internet version of its portfolio management service, FTS. The web-based tool provides convenient desktop access to 350,000 international securities on an intra-day and end of day basis. Up to 1,000 data items are available per security including income, capital events, descriptive, specialist and pricing information.

Designed for use by the global fund valuation and administrative departments of financial institutions around the world, the web-based FTS service is user-friendly and provides an extremely flexible integrated package. In addition to the intuitive online view capability, data can be simply downloaded in a format that suits the user and processed as required. Text reports alert the user to events occurring to specific securities held and these can be printed as needed.

Nat Sey, Product Manager, FTS, commented: "FTS is no longer just a data server, it is now a true desktop application. The web-based service will increase productivity as so much information is conveniently accessible on the user's own desktop PC, removing the need to move to other terminals and query other databases."

James Banfield, Financial Times Information's Business Director for Europe, added: "FTS has been developed to fulfil the needs of our customers and we are keen to continue this philosophy. As part of our globalisation programme, we are also making available data from our US-based sister company, Interactive Data, and are continually adding an increasing amount of North American reference pricing."

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Financial Times Information is one of the leading providers of specialist financial information to global markets. The business operates as Financial Times Information in Europe and Asia Pacific, and as Interactive Data in North America.

Financial Times Information provides a wide range of high quality information including pricing, dividend, corporate action and descriptive information to trading houses, custodians and fund managers. The company's principal information assets include a database of 3.5 million securities, including hard-to-value unlisted fixed income instruments, and its databases are used by clients to value most of the world's investment funds.

Employing nearly 1,000 people in offices throughout the world, Financial Times Information is part of the Financial Times Group owned by Pearson plc. Other Financial Times Group companies include the Financial Times, Financial Times Electronic Publishing and Financial Times Business. Pearson plc is an international media company with market leading businesses in education, strategic business information, international television production and consumer publishing.

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