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Provides access to a range of third party financial research data via a web interface. Our subscribed databases include the following: AuditAnalytics; BoardEx; Compustat; CRSP; CSMAR*; CUSIP; Daily TAQ; Eventus; LSPD; Markit; Mergent FISD; OptionMetrics IvyDB US and IvyDB Europe and Thomson-Reuters LPC DealScan.
You must register for access before you use WRDS: https://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/?register=1
How to access WRDS
You must register before you can use it. Please note that the database is not available to undergraduates.
When completing the form choose 'University of Bath'.
After clicking 'Register', a notification will be sent to the designated School of Management academics who will approve your account.
Once approved, you will receive an email allowing you to set up your password.
List of subscribed WRDS databases
Contains filings of US SEC registrants from 2000. The data includes analysis of audit, compliance, legal and governance issues. See the entry for WRDS.
It is used for market intelligence, due diligence, compliance monitoring and trend analysis.
Contains the biographical profiles of over 670,000 business leaders globally and tracks more than 17,000 organisations on a daily basis. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
Compustat and Execucomp
Provides highly standardised, historical fundamental and professionals data. Access deep history with snapshot dates from December 1986, with quarterly fundamental history back to 1978 and annual fundamental history back to 1970. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
Contains historical research data for US stocks, indexes, treasuries, mutual funds and REITs. US stock price data from 1925 onwards. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
GTA CSMAR is a comprehensive database of China stock returns, covering all companies listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenzhen Stock exchange. Access data on the China stock markets and the financial statements of China's listed companies. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
Provides 9-character CUSIP numbers, standardised descriptions and additional data attributes for more than 6 million corporate, municipal and government securities offered in the United States and Canada. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
Daily TAQ (Trade and Quote) provides access to all trades and quotes for all issues traded on NYSE, Nasdaq and the regional exchanges for the previous trading day. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
Eventus performs event studies using data read directly from CRSP stock databases or pre-extracted from any source.
It includes programs to convert calendar dates to CRSP trading day numbers, convert CUSIP identifiers to CRSP permanent identification numbers, and extract event study cumulative or compounded abnormal returns for cross-sectional analysis. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
The London Share Price Database is a comprehensive database of UK stock returns covering over 9,000 UK shares from 1955 to date. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
It provides a record of total returns to investors, incorporating dividends and capital changes, and includes live and dead companies. LSPD can be accessed as a monthly database, or as the full LSPD including daily prices and returns.
Provides information on loans, corporate, and sovereign debt across Europe, Asia, North America and Emerging Markets. Markit CDS pricing data covers approximately 3,000 individual entities. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
FISD Mergent Fixed Income Securities Database (FISD) is a comprehensive resource of publicly offered U.S. bonds. FISD contains issue details on over 140,000 corporate, corporate MTN (medium term note), supranational, U.S. Agency, and U.S. Treasury debt securities and includes more than 550 data items. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
FISD provides details on debt issues and the issuers, as well as transactions by insurance companies. It is used to research market trends, deal structures, issuer capital structures and other areas of fixed income debt research.
OptionMetrics: IvyDB US & IvyDB Europe
IvyDB US is a comprehensive database of historical option price, underlying security information, implied volatility, and sensitivity information for the entire US listed and equity options markets from 1996 to date.
IvyDB Europe is a comprehensive database of historical price, implied volatility, and sensitivity information for the European listed index and equity options markets. These are both part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
Thomson Reuters' LPC DealScan
Dealscan provides information on the global commercial loan market: loan pricing and contracts details, terms, and conditions. It also provides contract information for high yield bonds, private placements and hybrid financial structures. Part of WRDS - see the entry for WRDS.
Datasets (non-subscribed): to view a full list of available datasets in WRDS, log in and select ‘get data’. Then, select ‘all your subscriptions’ or go directly to the subscriptions page. Selecting one of the databases will allow you to access 'overview documents' and accompanying manuals.
Guides: Once you are logged in, under the 'support' tab you will find WRDS guides, manuals and overviews; for example: how to run a web query.