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Wharton Research Data Services to Include LIVEDGAR

A partnership between the Wharton School of The University of Pennsylvania ( and Global Securities Information, Inc. (GSI; will enable universities to enhance their research and teaching using GSI's LIVEDGAR online research platform. The Wharton School selects best-of-breed information providers for inclusion in its Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), and LIVEDGAR has been chosen for its Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and EDGAR content and expertise.

Gerry McCartney, chief information officer and associate dean of the Wharton School, said: "Wharton is excited to partner with GSI in making LIVEDGAR available to WRDS's global roster of clients. This partnership furthers WRDS's mission to provide the easiest access to the most comprehensive sources of business intelligence available anywhere."

Wharton Research Data Services includes over 400 gigabytes (GB) of research data online from a wide range of data providers, including the Center for Research in Security Prices (CRSP), Standard & Poor's, COMPUSTAT, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. (FDIC), and the New York Stock Exchange. The WRDS/GSI partnership will add approximately 300 GB to WRDS's existing data resources, bringing the WRDS total to over 700 GB. Access to WRDS is licensed by 42 of the world's leading business schools, including Stanford, Chicago, MIT, Northwestern, Harvard, and London Business School.

Source: Wharton School

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