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Wharton Research Data Services to Add Morningstar Data

February 8, 2014

Wharton Research Data Services, an internet-based data research service, announced the addition of the Morningstar Center for International Securities and Derivatives Markets data to its data offerings.

According to a release, WRDS, a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, provides access to over 200 terabytes of data across Finance, Marketing, and Economic disciplines, making it the gold standard business intelligence tool for over 30,000 users in 32 countries.

The Morningstar CISDM Database allows for tracking of qualitative and quantitative information for more than 6,000 hedge funds, funds of funds and CTAs since 1994. In addition to the current funds, Morningstar CISDM includes a graveyard database of dead funds, providing information for over 13,000 inactive hedge funds. The addition of Morningstar CISDM is part of WRDS' continued growth and dedication to meeting the information needs of the financial services industry, including niche market clients.

"WRDS is pleased to be able to offer the Morningstar CISDM Database to our users," said Robert Zarazowski, Senior Director of WRDS. "Morningstar CISDM offers a highly respected resource for academic researchers in hedge fund and CTA industries. It's an important addition to WRDS' already extensive data offerings."

"CISDM is pleased to have its database available through WRDS, the premier platform for empirical, academic research. CISDM's mission is to promote research in the area of alternative investments and this partnership is an important step in making our database available to researchers and practitioners," said Hossein Kazemi, Director of CISDM.

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