During the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic access to some site-based databases is not possible. Our Remote Access to Business Databases Guide gives information about web accessible resources which provide similar information.
Companies are required to release a certain amount of financial information on a regular basis. How much information they disclose depends on a number of factors, including:
Publicly listed companies must release more information than private companies, which can make it a challenge to find certain types of financial data for private companies.
The Business Library provides access to a wide range of financial data for both public and private companies. It's accessible across a range of platforms on site and from your own computer.
On site: at one of the Financial Resources sites - at the Business School:
At Northampton Square, Financial Resources Suite
If it's on site, you will need to either use credentials or create your own. If it's off-site, then you can access financial databases on your own computer, often your own City username and password are all you need.
Use these resources to find basic prices and quick analysis. They can be accessed from any computer but don't have the more complex tools and power of more specialist resources like Bloomberg or Eikon.
Support for Financial Databases on site can often be found on the desktop or in the database instructions next to the terminal. Bloomberg and Eikon run certification training (see below).
Training on these databases is held periodically during term and can be booked on the Library Training and Workshops calendar. Training sessions focuses on specific areas for particular student groups, as laid out in the description. Training on the Library Training and Workshops calendar is open to all City students.
Bloomberg and Eikon all offer free, self-paced, certificated courses that provide a valuable introduction to financial markets and are useful additions to your CV.