Macrobond, a leading provider of global economic, global financial and industry data for finance professionals, has partnered with finance and data firm FactSet to provide top-down researchers with unparalleled insight into the dynamics of global stock markets.
Macrobond worked with FactSet to create an aggregated version of the US company’s Quant Factor Library – a one-stop database of factor information and consolidated data, including alternative data, from over 70,000 titles in 127 countries and over 200 stock exchanges. FactSet Quant Factor Library helps users detect investment themes in global stock markets, integrate insights into their portfolio construction process, and turn raw data into actionable insights.
The new dataset, which combines FactSet’s in-depth knowledge of individual stocks with Macrobond’s industry-leading platform for top-down analysis, enables users to efficiently form a holistic view of the market by index, sector, country and other categories. Along with standard metrics like earnings returns and EPS estimates, it includes a wide range of data like ownership and corporate governance – including the number of women on boards, compensation management and share buybacks – allowing researchers to explore relevant themes.
Howard Rees, Chief Commercial Officer of Macrobond, said: “Economists, strategists and asset distributors will welcome a credible new entrant who combines traditional metrics, such as PE and BPA estimates, with more current data such as than ESG and investor sentiment. The extensive library of traditional content and alternative data makes it possible to research and analyze additional themes, such as the number of women in board positions, to support investment decisions and builds on position Macrobond’s market leader as a top-down ESG / SRI time provider. series data.
Macrobond is the world’s most comprehensive source of business intelligence for over 4,000 financial professionals around the world. Its flexible SaaS platform provides instant access to macroeconomic, global financial and industry data from over 2,500 global sources, as well as integrated analytics that allow users to quickly analyze, visualize and share data, which helps them gain strategic insights and collaborate better. through their businesses.
Bijan Beheshti, Vice President and Director of Strategy, Risk and Quantitative Analysis, FactSet, said, “Macrobond has an impressive platform for analyzing macroeconomics and aggregating financial data. We are very excited to integrate FactSet’s Quantum Factor Library into this ecosystem. Our partnership enables Macrobond users to leverage powerful stock signals in dozens of global universes for macro research, quantitative modeling, and market surveillance.
FactSet’s Quant Factor Library is integrated throughout the FactSet Workstation, accessed through its Analysis API Suite, and available in highly customized FTP deliverable data streams.
This strategic partnership is the latest step in a growth trajectory that has seen Macrobond achieve a series of important milestones over the past 12 months. He has appointed several senior executives, bringing world-class expertise and regional experience to the operation. Further investments in data assets have expanded capabilities in key markets such as China. Macrobond opened its seventh major regional offices in Stockholm and launched a unique web API data feed to continue providing data and modeling software to its growing customer base. Most recently, it announced a record quarter of growth by adding 32 additional global clients in the second quarter of 2021, comprising economic consultants, corporations, asset managers and large pension funds.