Company and financial information sources

Alpha Vantage
Free stock API. Access to UK and other global financial and economic datasets, including historical equity and ETF time series data, company financials, and realtime/historical foreign exchange rates as well as digital/crypto currency prices.

Bloomberg contains current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures.
Business reference source for global business news and analysis of the markets, business strategy, tech, and politics. Provides business intelligence and serves a business audience with data-based journalism. In comparison to the Bloomberg terminal, is designed more for accessing news content, rather than quantitative data-gathering. NOTE: First time users of need to register via

BoardEx Data
BoardEx Data contains global board and relationship intelligence collected and curated over 20 years. Covers UK, North America and European datasets from 1999 to the present.

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) (SharePoint space requiring College username and password)
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) climate change corporate response dataset contains comprehensive quantitative and qualitative data from companies publicly disclosing their environmental information to CDP. It includes over 100 questions covering topics such as climate risks, low-carbon opportunities, emissions management, and governance and strategy around climate change. The dataset also includes sector-specific modules, full alignment with the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and improved alignment with other reporting frameworks, and an emphasis on forward-looking metrics. Further information on the CDP data.

COMPUSTAT Global provides data on publicly traded companies in more than 80 countries. COMPUSTAT North America contains Standard and Poor's data on more that 24,000 public companies. Compustat Execucomp provides executive compensation data with time series data available since 1992. 

CRSP is the Center for Research in Security Prices, including security price, return and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq stock markets. It contains CRSP daily and monthly stocks, CRSP 1925 US indices and CRSP/COMPUSTAT merged. All of these datasets are quarterly updated.

DealScan contains information on the global commercial loan market. It provides access to Loan Pricing Corporation's (LPC's) database of detailed terms and conditions on over 131,000 loan, high-yield bond and private placement transactions.

EBSCOhost Business Source Ultimate

  • Academic journal articles: major source
  • Company Profiles: International Datamonitor Profiles from the world’s largest companies
  • Country Reports: Including economic competitiveness reports, political risk yearbooks and emerging markets monitor
  • Market Research Reports: market research handbooks and Datamonitor Marketwatch reports
  • Industry Profiles: Country and geographic areas analyses, including market forecast data and reports frome EIU covering key industries
  • SWOT analyses from Gartner Inc, working papers, case studies and analyst and executive interviews

EBSCO Mobile for using EBSCO on a smart phone, if you are using an iPad use the above link as normal.

Abstracts of economic academic literature, including country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, labour economics and monetary theory.

Securities and Exchange Commission filings for U.S. private companies. Includes registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms.

Financial data on over 3 million UK and Irish companies, with 2.6m records in detail.

Global Financial Data
Global Financial Data is the most complete collection of historical and current financial and economic data available in the world.  It provides data from 1265 to the present and spanning more than 200 global markets.  In addition to providing current market data, GFD specializes in transcribing historical data sources into research-quality databases of information.  Data is compiled from original source documents such as academic journals, news periodicals, books and numerous other archival sources. IMPORTANT NOTE: First time users must register here using their full email address. 

Mergent Online
Mergent Online (MOL) is a fully searchable database with financial details on over 95% of the global market capitalisation universe.  Additional details include executive profiles, family tree and annual reports.  The library subscription includes Mergent Basic and the Investext Broker Research add-on module.  Investext Broker Research covers embargoed research of over 18 million reports, with history back to 1982.  Around 4,000 new reports are added daily, and there is no download cap. IMPORTANT NOTE: For broker research reports, select the Investext tab from the Mergent Online homepage.

Option Metrics (Ivy DB US)
Historical price and implied volatility data from US equity and index option markets.

Orbis Europe
Orbis Europe is a subset of Bureau van Dijk’s global ‘Orbis’ tool.  It holds information on public and private banks, insurance firms, and industrial companies across 56 European countries.  It contains over 105 million companies on its system, which is updated on a weekly basis.

Orbis M&A
Mergers and acquisitions, IPOs, joint ventures, private equity and venture capital deals, with five years of global coverage.

PitchBook delivers data, research, and technology covering private capital markets, including global venture capital, private equity, and M&A transactions.  When logging on for the first time, you need to supply your College email (ending in and then log in with your College username and password when prompted.  IMPORTANT NOTE: Your personal PitchBook account allows for 10 DAILY and 25 MONTHLY rows of data downloads.  (One tabled search result of company, deal, fund or person entities exported into Excel, regardless of columns, represents one download.)  Please do not attempt to bypass these download limits.

Preqin provides information on private equity and venture capital companies, funds and deals. Imperial College Library’s Preqin subscription includes access to the following six modules: 1) Private Equity, 2) Real Estate, 3) Private Debt, 4) Natural Resources, 5) Venture Capital, and 6) Cashflow.

Responsible Investor
Includes the latest thinking on sustainable finance for investors globally across all asset classes. Delivers news, market analysis, and data examining ESG and sustainability across financial markets. Provides readers with an understanding of how investors are incorporating ESG into their investment policies and processes. is an online portal dedicated to risk management, derivatives and complex financial products. Content includes full access to Risk journals plus industry news and analysis.

S&P Capital IQ
Provides data on public and private companies, investment firms, capital transactions, and people. Offers sophisticated retrieval and personalization tools to create bespoke reports.

S&P Capital IQ Pro
A global financial database providing news, macroeconomic data and financials and analytics of banks and insurance companies.

A statistics portal that provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics; offers comprehensive industry reports on 1000 industry topics, market forecasts and infographics. Registered users have access to individualised functions including saving favourites, receiving alerts, creating own collections and exporting.

Sustainalytic Global Access
Sustainalytics Global Access provides ESG data on the sustainability of listed companies based on their environmental, social and corporate governance performance. It covers 4,500 companies and all major global indices.