FT Interactive Data says it has re-launched FTS, an online portfolio administration tool. It claims the enhancements mean it now offers an enhanced look plus superior speed and functionality.
FTS aims to provide desktop access to intra-day and end-of-day market data from over 180 exchanges and other sources around the world, spanning both developed and emerging markets. Asset classes include equities, debt, funds, indices, foreign exchange, derivatives, commodities and futures.
FTS claims to provide access to daily evaluations for thousands of fixed income securities, irrespective of whether trades have occurred, as well as access to approximately 1.3 million US fixed income securities. Intra-day spot rates covering 172 currencies against the six major currencies, and intra-day forward rates for 39 currencies, are also available. Intra-day exchange listed security pricing is supplied every half-hour.
Corporate action information – available in ISO 15022 format – includes rights issues, scrip issues, mergers and acquisitions, and redemptions. Corporate actions tracking is made easier through the ‘securities alert’ report which monitors a portfolio and informs the user when corporate actions are occurring, and the ‘events diary’ report which reminds the user when an event is about to occur.
“The new look FTS is an exciting development – intuitive web technology provides easy navigation and a simple function allows the user to build a page containing data available for any selected security,” says Tim Fox, FT Interactive Data’s FTS product marketing manager. “The data is displayed on one screen and hidden behind section headings that can be expanded or reduced by the click of a mouse.”
Data can be downloaded into in-house or third party software in a format to suit the user or a customised service can be requested. FTS also allows the user to maintain a portfolio of securities online or via FTP, against which data files and corporate action reports can be generated.