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Strathclyde Business SchoolDepartment of Accounting & Finance

Research Databases



We subscribe to a number of databases from which faculty staff and research students can access data for their research projects. 



This is probably the world's largest and most comprehensive financial database containing:

  • More than two million instruments
  • Securities and indicators for over 175 countries in 60 markets
  • Up to 50 years history
  • Over one hundred million time series

With all this we can access data for

  • International Companies
  • Bonds
  • Investment Trusts
  • Unit Trusts
  • Interest Rates
  • Economic Indicators
  • ESG Data
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • New Issues



Real Time Financial data, news and analytics



This includes financial statements of over 28000 North American companies dating back to the 1950's including geographic and industry segments.


EXECUCOMP (part of Compustat database)

This includes detailed executive compensation and company information on over 2500 US companies dating back to 1992.


CRSP (Center for Research in Securities Pricing) - via WRDS

This includes an extensive database of North American individual firms and stock market indices. We also subscribe to the CRSP/Compustat merged database.



The LSPD provides monthly returns data on over 9,000 uk shares, of which some 3,000 are currently live. For the 1955-74 period, the LSPD comprises a large, fully representative sample of all companies and new issues. From 1975 to date, there is full coverage of all UK equities , including those traded on junior markets, such as AIM and the former USM.



Global Funds data including historical portfolio holdings, equities, hedge funds, ETF's and more.



Database of the financial performance of Indian companies.


RepRisk  (via WRDS)

The worlds most comprehensive dataset on environmental. social and governance (ESG) risks and business conduct. Data on 90,000+ listed and non-listed companies from all countries and sectors with 10+ years of data history. 


BoardEx (via WRDS)

Detailed information on company boards including people profiles, networks, board summaries and company details. 


Factiva – via library database webpage

Factiva is a current international news database produced by Dow Jones, a global provider of economic and financial information. Users have access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more. Content provides local insight and global perspective on business issues and current events, containing current information on companies, industries, and financial markets.


Additional Useful Data resources

For a list of other databases available via the Library webpage please check out the Accounting & Finance Libguide  This includes Fame, Osiris and S&P Capital IQ


Finnhub Stock API 


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 Postgraduate admissions
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