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.
Sometimes database require specialist access arrangements. You can find these on the Business Library Moodle page.
Do you just need stock prices for a small number of companies? If you need basic prices and analysis but don't require the power of comprehensive resources like Bloomberg or Eikon, these resources have markets data and can be accessed from any computer.
Support for Financial Databases on site can often be found on the desktop or in the database instructions next to the terminal. Bloomberg, Eikon and Morningstar 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, Morningstar and Eikon all offer free, self-paced, certificated courses that provide a valuable introduction to financial markets and are useful additions to your CV.