Morgan Stanley Chooses Thomson Financial's New Thomson One Banker

Feb 25, 2003


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Thomson Financial, an operating unit of The Thomson Corporation, and provider of information and technology solutions to the financial community, has signed a contract with Morgan Stanley to roll out Thomson ONE Banker, an investment banking desktop product, combining real-time market data and news with investment banking content. Specific terms of the contract were not disclosed. With Thomson ONE Banker, Morgan Stanley users can control their personalized workspace by viewing content sets from disparate databases side by side for more than 60,000 international companies.  Morgan Stanley's bankers can select the content they would like to view and designate how and where they would like it to be displayed on their pages. Thomson ONE Banker offers users access to real-time or delayed global market data and news, company fundamental data, earnings estimates and analyses, transaction data, research, and more.  Components of the application come from sources such as I/B/E/S, Worldscope, Investext, Extel, and Thomson Securities Data Company. Using Thomson ONE Banker's open framework, Morgan Stanley has access to the following content and functionality: Microsoft Excel Add-In functionality; SDC transaction data--includes five years of financial transactions in capital market new issues, M&A, and loans with tear sheets for each transaction; I/B/E/S--consensus broker earnings estimates and historical earnings data and analyses; Thomson Shareworld--insider, officer, institutional, and mutual fund corporate holdings and transaction data; Thomson Analytics--intelligence on corporate, industry, and market financials; Company Financials--Extel Cards and Worldscope Company fundamental data; Market Data--Thomson ILX global realtime and delayed market data; and Fixed income data. Thomson ONE Banker can be accessed via two platforms: as a browser-based product or a desktop solution to support extensive usage. In addition, all of the Thomson Financial products can be combined with the customer's own proprietary content as well as third party sources.

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