SOURCE: Interactive Data

February 01, 2012 09:00 ET

Interactive Data Partners With University of Houston to Provide FutureSource Energy Workstation for Bauer College of Business Students

Serves as Supplier of Market Data and Analytical Software for Energy Trading Systems Program

BEDFORD, MA--(Marketwire - Feb 1, 2012) - Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, today announced a partnership with the University of Houston C. T. Bauer College of Business. Students in the Energy Systems Trading course in the college's Department of Decision & Information Sciences are now utilizing Interactive Data's FutureSource Energy Workstation platform.

FutureSource Energy Workstation is a global market data and analytics platform for the Natural Gas, Crude Oil, Refined Products and related cash and futures markets. FutureSource Energy Workstation provides real-time, streaming futures, options, cash, energy, foreign exchange and equities data as well as Dow Jones Energy News, and decision support tools.

"It is important for our students in the Energy Systems Trading course to have hands-on access to a wide range of real-time market data related to the energy marketplace," said Ed Bell, a lecturer at UH Bauer who teaches the class and consults for the energy and utilities industries. "As we continue to expand our program, our partnership with Interactive Data equips these students with the tools they need to build and advance their career in the energy industry, either here in Houston surrounded by a comprehensive technical energy community, or elsewhere."

The rapidly growing Energy Systems Trading course has more than 100 MBA and undergraduate students interested in pursuing careers in the energy business. More than 350 students university-wide are involved in energy-related student organizations. Nearly 300 companies actively recruit students in the Energy Systems Program for consulting, IT and other energy-related professions.

"FutureSource Energy Workstation offers a real-time, comprehensive view into the futures trading marketplace, and access to our depth of global market data," said Paul Famular, Vice President of Business Operations for Interactive Data Desktop Solutions. "We are pleased to help enrich the curriculum of University of Houston Bauer College students pursuing degrees and careers in the technical energy marketplace."

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 is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts and has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.

About the University of Houston
The University of Houston, Texas' premier metropolitan research and teaching institution is home to more than 40 research centers and institutes and sponsors more than 300 partnerships with corporate, civic and governmental entities. UH, the most diverse research university in the country, stands at the forefront of education, research and service with more than 35,000 students.

About the C. T. Bauer College of Business
The C. T. Bauer College of Business has been in operation for more than 60 years at the University of Houston main campus. Through its five academic departments, the college offers a full-range of undergraduate, masters and doctoral degrees in business. The Bauer College is fully accredited by the AACSB International -- the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. In August 2000, Houston business leader and philanthropist Charles T. (Ted) Bauer endowed the College of Business with a $40 million gift. In recognition of his generosity, the college was renamed the C. T. Bauer College of Business.

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