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EDI Launches bondΣ, A New Bond Analytics Service, In Partnership With The Beast Apps

Exchange Data International (EDI), a provider of global security corporate actions, pricing and reference data, in partnership with The Beast Apps announced today the release of its latest data feed, bondΣ.

The new service provides clients with the necessary data to comply with regulatory requirements, perform risk analysis and test investment strategies. It combines EDI’s fixed income and pricing data with algorithm apps from The Beast Apps, a provider of a cloud based Financial App Store offering access to data, analytics, risk and valuation services, to generate an initial set of 11 fixed income derived data fields such as Yield to Maturity, Modified Duration, Effective Duration and Convexity.

bondΣ currently covers 150,000 debt securities including Government and Corporate, Fixed Rate, Floating, and Convertible issuance, providing clients with an insightful report on the global fixed income market. It also gives clients access to crucial data to value and efficiently manage their portfolio. EDI is currently looking to plug in pricing for a further 50,000 securities in order to cover all traded listed bonds. The feed will be delivered the next day by 8am GMT.

“EDI development strategy is to integrate rich deep content sets within the decision making requirements of global trading and administrative business functions. By partnering with The Beast Apps, EDI is enabling clients to gain a more detailed view of their holdings and accurately calculate the risk of their portfolio.”, says Kevin Brady, Executive Director at EDI.

“Clients of the bondΣ service benefit from The Beast Apps’ experience in writing algorithmic formulae and developing financial applications, as well as EDI’s in-depth knowledge of market data.”, he added.

”The Beast Apps is solving the ‘Last Mile Problem’ for the providers of financial data by delivering apps through the cloud at a ‘Desktop Speed’. By partnering with EDI, through bondΣ, we provide clients with direct access to critical end of day and analytics pricing for valuing and managing their fixed income portfolios effectively.”, says Ashok Mittal, President, The Beast Apps.

In addition to distributing the bond analytics data via the bondΣ feed, the partners have also agreed on delivering the analytics data via The Beast Apps. The apps enables clients to access the information using Excel through the cloud helping workflow integration challenges without any programming being required. It also allows them to collaborate in real time with colleagues and clients which is more efficient than just using IMs and email.

About The Beast Apps

The Beast Apps provides cloud based Financial App Store to the global financial community at large.

The Beast™ technology has been developed and is being used for market data, analytics, trading and straight through processing for global financial markets in the areas of Interest Rate Derivatives, Inflation Derivatives, Credit Derivatives, Fixed Income, FX, Equities and Energy asset classes by inter dealer brokers and large global financial institutions for a couple of decades.

The App store is a market place where financial professionals can easily access data, analytics, liquidity and portfolio/risk management based solutions using desktop, browser, Excel, Tablets or Smartphones.

For more information, please visit www.thebeastapps.com

About Exchange Data International (EDI)

Exchange Data International (EDI) is the premier provider of state-of-the-art back office securities data and administrative data, with an established global reputation for the highest quality and accuracy. EDI specializes in providing original solutions to securities houses' problems.

EDI covers all major markets with a special emphasis on emerging and frontiers markets and undertakes research at clients’ requests. EDI constantly develops its suite of products and its geographic coverage.

Based in London, with offices in New York and Mumbai, EDI supports hundreds of investment institutions worldwide. EDI has a customer centred attitude, making it easily approachable and flexible.

For more information, please visit www.exchange-data.com

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