Posted by Yvonne Yip on November 2, 2010
It’s been awhile since we’ve had the opportunity to add a whole new data set and interface to our FP Advisor module, so we’re especially excited to announce the introduction of the Fixed Income database.
Formerly available only in print format, Fixed Income will allow you to find both Preferred Shares and Corporate Debt belonging to Canadian companies. Data items include amounts outstanding, coupon and yield, detailed descriptions of features, maturity dates and more. You can search by specific company or filter the database using the searchable fields as parameters.
Includes ratings supplied by Dominion Bond Rating Service (DBRS).
To search on a Preferred Share security click on to our Main Search screen under Fixed Income.
Here is a sample of a Preferred Share with DBRS Rating and features.
We also have the ability to search by Issuer. In the following example a Debt Security is selected to find through symbol, “BNS.”
This search retrieves 41 results for The Bank of Nova Scotia.
Here is a sample of a Corporate Bond with DBRS Rating and features.
Whether looking for a corporate debt security or a preferred share you can screen their features and export your findings into Excel. All data is updated on a daily basis.
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on October 7, 2010
In addition to the detailed records we gather in the Directory of Directors product, our FP Datagroup collects additional information about people affiliated with Canadian companies through our Corporate Surveys. These two populations are now searchable from a single interface, the Directory of Directors search. As well, names of Directors listed in Corporate Surveys records will be hyperlinked to a Directory of Directors search for further information about each individual (for example, which other boards of directors or companies that person is affilated with).
This change increases the population searchable via Directory of Directors from its former count of 17,000 individuals to a new total of 29,395 individuals.
Scroll to the Directors & Executives section of an FP Corporate Surveys record to view a list of individuals associated with this company. These names are now hyperlinked to a search for each person's record in Directory of Directors.
A sample Directory of Directors record. The amount of data available may vary, however you'll get information such as other positions this individual holds.
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Posted by Yvonne Yip on August 16, 2010
Use Financial Post Crosbie Mergers & Acquisitions in Canada to quickly drill down into specific transactions in the areas that are of vital interest to your firm or clients. You can search for merger, acquisition and divestiture activities by vendor, acquirer, target, deal type, deal value and industry. There are two different search pages to meet your specific needs: simple search (default) and advanced search. Information goes back to 1994 and is exportable into Microsoft Excel.
We have now added Financial Advisors to our Mergers and Acquisitions reports! This can be searched via our drop down menu in Simple Search within our M&A database.
Click "Mergers & Acquisitions" to locate the Simple Search form.
In this sample, RBC Dominion Securities was selected from the Financial Advisors drop-down menu.
There are 148 results. We'll look at the Petro Canada deal.
RBC Dominion Securities was one of the Financial Advisors for the Petro Canada deal.
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Posted by Yvonne Yip on August 10, 2010
Our FP Corporate Survey database provides detailed corporate and investment information on all companies publicly traded in Canada. We have recently added improved keyword searching capabilities to our Corporate Survey database.
Corporate Surveys Enhancements
We have implemented more ways to search over 4,000 companies from all the public and private companies covered by Corporate Surveys. You can now search via keyword in “Operations,” “Capital Stock,” “Subsidiary,” “Major Shareholder” and find all types of Services providers – “Lawyers,” “Auditors,” “Transfer Agents” and “Bankers.”
Click "Corporate Surveys" in the FP Advisor section of the navigation menu to begin.
For this example, we'll search for "Deloitte" as the auditor.
We'll select Absolute Software Corporation from the list of results.
Within the full text result for this company we can see that the Auditor is indeed Deloitte & Touche.
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Posted by fpinfomart on March 12, 2010
Since Canwest’s acquisition of Crosbie’s “Mergers & Acquisitions in Canada” in April of 2005, our FP DataGroup has worked diligently to collect detailed information on the Canadian mergers & acquisitions market. This data makes up our online product, the Financial Post Crosbie Mergers & Acquisitions database within FP Advisor, which continues to be known as the database of record for the Canadian mergers & acquisitions market. This database is updated on an ongoing basis.
It is also important to note that Crosbie continues to produce a quarterly report on Canadian M&A activity based on data compiled from the database.
Every quarter, for the past five years, FP DataGroup sends raw data to the Crosbie team and together the “Canadian M&A Activity for [#] Quarter [YEAR] Report” is created. This creation informs many industry professionals of what is happening in the profitable world of Mergers and Acquisitions on a quarterly basis. This free report can be found on Crosbie’s website. The Q4, 2009 report will be reaching the Crosbie site in the next couple of days. At the same site, you’ll also find an archive of these quarterly reports, going back to 2003.
Thanks to our FP Advisor product specialist, Yvonne Yip, for compiling this information!
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Posted by Jennifer Stein on January 18, 2010
The latest addition to our FP Advisor suite of content is the the well-known directory “Canadian Who’s Who.”
The Canadian Who’s Who database contains biographical sketches on over 13,000 Canadians. You’ll find precise information on distinctions, degrees, names of kinship, occupations and professional history for these individuals.
You can search Canadian Who’s Who in four places:
- Listed as its own source under “Additional Databases”
- As a source in our Lead List Generator
- Find results in “Person Search”
- Find results in “Global Search.
Areas where Canadian Who's Who can be searched
For the most robust search interface, click “Additional Databases” from the FP Advisor menu, then choose the link to the Canadian Who’s Who database.
There are two possible ways to use the Canadian Who’s Who:
- You are researching a particular individual who’s name you already know.
- You are looking to create a list of individuals who meet a set of specific criteria.
If you’re seeking information on a specific person, enter as much information about him or her as you know.
Who's Who search form
Partial Who's Who record
Once you’ve clicked “Search,” a list of results will appear. You can click the name of the individual if you believe you’ve found your research target.
If your goal is to create a list of individuals who meet a certain set of criteria, you can use the same search form but do not enter a person’s name (unless of course you’re trying to create a list of individuals with the same first or last name!). Your result set will meet the criteria you set out.
In this second scenario, where you’re creating a list of results, you may also wish to try searching this database in our Lead List Generator tool. You’ll get the same set of results, but using Lead List Generator will allow you to export your results to Excel.
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