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TheMarkets.com Enhances API to Allow Customization

With the API serivice, clients can incorporate TheMarket.com's content, search functionality and tagging technology, including analyst earnings modelsl in Excel.

TheMarkets.com said it made enhancements to its application- programming-interface (API) letting clients directly access the content and core technologies that drive its research, estimates and workflow solutions platform for the buy-side.

Clients have the option of programming with the API directly, or working with TheMarkets.com’s consulting arm to design and develop customer research applications.

Through the API, client applications can incorporate TheMarkets.com’s content, search functionality, and tagging technology on a component-by-component basis. Client firms can choose to integrate some or all modules, designing a custom package of content and functionality, according to the company’s release. Over 2,400 investment management firms in 51 countries utilize TheMarkets.com’s Web-based research platform.

Custom applications built on the API service can access the complete research catalog available on TheMarkets.com, including the real-time equity and fixed income research, analyst earnings models in Excel format, economic and strategy reports, industry and sector coverage, and initiations of coverage, among others. The company’s global network of contributors includes over six hundred brokers covering thousands of global companies from micro-to large cap.

“We have increasingly seen that our clients want to build systems that suit their individual investment styles, and want to save their teams the trouble of going to multiple software platforms throughout the day,” stated Rick Treese, CTO of TheMarkets.com. “This is true for both our largest multi-national clients with hundreds of investment professionals and for our hedge fund start-up clients with only a handful,” he continued. “With the API, we’re empowering clients to securely leverage our content and our search expertise in the way that works best for them. To help, we have a dedicated team to provide support through every step of the process—from business evaluation tot technical implementation,” stated Treese in the release.

Custom applications built on the API service have the ability to publish and tag a client’s internal research, data and proprietary files using The Markets.com’s tagging engine for secure integration of broker and client content and one-stop searching. There is also the possibility to customize their own tagging methodologies, enabling rule-based semantic searching to support specific investment mandates.

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