Wall Street Horizon just announced that IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO)’s new Hub Horizon corporate event data service, which is powered by Wall Street Horizon’s event data, has officially launched.
Markit Hub Horizon provides accurate and reliable forward-looking corporate event dates and information on over 5,000 North American and 7,000 international companies. More than 20 event types are covered, including earnings dates, dividend dates, splits and investor related conferences. The data helps investment managers avoid surprises, save time and make more informed investment decisions.
The Hub Horizon data is available alongside several other datasets within Markit Hub, which provides a centralized interface for managing sell-side and independent research, industry content, economic research, company fundamentals and filings. More than 20,000 financial market professionals, representing over 14,000 investment firms, use Markit Hub to access research, news and data from global banks, news and third-party research providers.
Commenting on the partnership, Bruce Fador, president and CCO of Wall Street Horizon, said:
Investors today are increasingly looking to non-traditional sources of data to help fuel alpha. Whether it’s through satellite imagery of parking lots, social media sentiment or esoteric event types like the ones tracked by Wall Street Horizon, this alternative data is providing significant value to managers of all types. We’re excited to formally go live as the data provider behind Markit Hub Horizon, and expect the Markit Hub clients will find great value in our data.
Tom Conigliaro, managing director of Trading Services at IHS Markit, added:
Corporate events often add risk in the form of increased volatility in a stock’s price. Investors and traders therefore need accurate corporate event data to most effectively execute their investment and trading decisions. The early response we’ve gotten to Hub Horizon and the manner in which it solves for these issues has been very encouraging, and we look forward to working with Wall Street Horizon to expand the datasets being provided.