Dow Jones Newswires

November 08, 2005 10:34 ET

Disnat and Dow Jones Newswires to Provide Dow Jones News and Information to All Disnat Customers; DisnatDirect Will Provide Its Clients with Real-Time Dow Jones News

NEW YORK--(CCNMatthews - Nov 8, 2005) -

Disnat, the online brokerage division of Desjardins Securities, and Dow Jones Newswires, a trusted source of online news and information, today announced that Dow Jones news and information will be provided to all of Disnat's online customers. The two-year agreement provides Dow Jones news solutions targeted to the needs of Disnat's customers.

On the DisnatDirect platform--designed for active traders--customers will receive "Dow Jones Equities News for Investors." This Dow Jones service provides extensive Canadian and U.S. corporate, equity, bond, mutual fund, and economic news. With its coverage of personal finance issues, "Dow Jones Equities News for Investors" is one of the most comprehensive sources of Canadian coverage for active investors.

Customers using the new Disnat platform will receive "Dow Jones Business News," a streamlined service offering the most important stories of the day. The service includes corporate news, earnings, and economic coverage, as well as updates on major trading markets.

"By providing Dow Jones news and information on our new platform, we are demonstrating our commitment to our customers," said Yves Neron, senior vice president, Online Brokerage, Desjardins Securities. "And it ensures that all of our customers have the high-quality, decision-making tools they need when managing their portfolios."

"Dow Jones is excited to work with Disnat, and to provide its online customers with trusted news and information that informs their investment and portfolio decisions," said Joseph Lanza, vice president, sales and marketing, Dow Jones Newswires-Americas.

About Dow Jones Newswires

Dow Jones Newswires ( offers real-time news and information solutions for financial professionals providing investment, advice and institutional services. The division also offers news for financial firms' Web sites and Dow Jones Financial Information Services' database, newsletter and event businesses. In addition to Dow Jones Newswires, Dow Jones & Company (NYSE: DJ; publishes The Wall Street Journal and its international and online editions, Barron's and the Far Eastern Economic Review, Dow Jones Indexes, MarketWatch, and the Ottaway group of community newspapers. Dow Jones is co-owner with Reuters Group of Factiva, with Hearst of SmartMoney and with NBC Universal of the CNBC television operations in Asia and Europe. Dow Jones also provides news content to CNBC and radio stations in the U.S.

About Disnat

Disnat is the online brokerage division of Desjardins Securities which offers a complete range of securities brokerage products and services. Desjardins Securities is the brokerage firm of Desjardins Group, the largest cooperative financial group in Canada. Desjardins Securities manages assets of $18 billion, has 41 full-service brokerage points of service and employs more than 1,200 persons, including over 300 investment advisors, throughout Quebec and Ontario.

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