SOURCE: Interactive Data

Interactive Data

October 29, 2014 09:30 ET

Interactive Data Adds Analytics From Sowa Labs to Social Media Content Range

Cloud-Based Platform Provides Access to Crowd-Sourced Topic and Sentiment Indicators

NEW YORK, NY and FRANKFURT, GERMANY--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2014) - Interactive Data, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and customized web solutions for financial institutions, has announced collaboration with Sowa Labs to provide its customers with access to Sowa Labs' social media analytics feed. The sentiment-based information on hot topics and securities will be accessible through Interactive Data's cloud-based platform.

The offering covers a broad range of global securities and financial market information, including individual stocks, indices, commodities and currencies, and provides access to two types of analysis. Users can stay up-to-date on topics trending in the social media networks, and also gauge current sentiment on a particular stock, index or sector. Several views such as topic flows, charts, tag clouds, and 'top flop' lists are available to help visualize current movements and monitor how crowd-sourced topics and sentiment indicators develop over time.

Interactive Data's customers will be able to offer social media sentiment indicators as part of a compelling analytics package to their website visitors. Together with global financial market data, comprehensive statistics for watch-lists and portfolios, or information resulting from website data, such as "most traded security" or "most searched today" they can be displayed in the appropriate context.

"Sentiment analysis has become an important source for investment professionals to assess financial markets and stocks, and we observe that it is increasingly influencing the investment decision-making process," says Joachim Lauterbach, President, Interactive Data Managed Solutions. "We are pleased to provide our customers with the opportunity to offer additional insight by integrating social media analytics from Sowa Labs, as we believe they have developed a unique approach to turn vast quantities of unstructured data into actionable intelligence."

"Many years of joint research enabled Sowa Labs to develop an intelligent system that combines human financial market expertise with self-learning computer algorithms," says Ulli Spankowski, CEO of Sowa Labs. "The collaboration with Interactive Data reinforces the value proposition of our core competence -- developing innovative, intelligent solutions that are state-of-the art and allow investors to gain valuable insights from social media."

Sowa Labs specializes in systematically extracting and analyzing sentiment indicators from social media and social networks. The further collaboration with Interactive Data builds on the successful collaboration of the two on the FIRST project which was co-funded by the European Union. The FIRST project successfully addressed the extreme challenges of dealing, in real time, with ever growing amounts of data in financial markets.

About Sowa Labs
Sowa Labs provides customized data analytics solutions with a particular focus on the financial domain. The advanced technology applied in Sowa Labs' solutions builds on many years of cutting-edge research. Sowa Labs started as a spin-off of the FIRST project which was co-funded by the European Union. Sowa Labs successfully addresses the extreme challenges of dealing, in real time, with ever growing amounts of constantly evolving heterogeneous data in financial markets. Sowa Lab's social media analytics support our international customer base to improve trading strategies, expose market manipulation and detect risk-bearing situations.

About Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.

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