FactSet Research Systems Inc was founded as a Delaware corporation in 1978. The Company provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community. It supports the investment process from initial research to published results for buy and sell-side professionals. These professionals include portfolio managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, marketing professionals, sell-side equity research professionals, investment bankers and fixed income professionals. Its operations are organized into three reportable segments based on geographic operations: the U.S., Europe and Asia Pacific. The Company's applications provide users access to company analysis, multicompany comparisons, industry analysis, company screening, portfolio analysis, predictive risk measurements, alphatesting, portfolio optimization and simulation, real-time news and quotes and tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios. With Microsoft Office integration, wireless access and customizable options, the Company offers a complete financial workflow solution. The Company aggregates third-party content from more than 170 data suppliers, 100 exchanges and 90 news sources. The Company integrates content from providers such as Thomson Reuters, Standard & Poor's, Axioma, Inc., FTSE, Interactive Data Corporation, Dow Jones & Company Inc., Northfield Information Services, Inc., Barclays Capital, Intex Solutions, Inc., Bureau van Dijk, ProQuote Limited, MSCI Barra, SIX Financial Information USA Inc., APT, Morningstar, Inc., Lipper Inc., Russell Investments, NYSE Euronext, London Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange, NASDAQ OMX, Australian Securities Exchange and Toyo Keizai. The Company combines the data from these commercial databases into its dedicated online service which the client accesses to perform analyses. The Comapny's competitors are Bloomberg L.P., Thomson Reuters Inc. and Standard & Poor's Capital IQ. The Company has registered trademarks and copyrights for many of its products and services. The Company is subject to reporting requirements, disclosure obligations and other recordkeeping requirements as per the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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