Special Report

100 Best Small Companies in America


  • Revenue: $771 million
  • Market Cap: $4.4 billion
  • CEO: Hadley, Philip
  • Industry: Software
  • Headquarters: Norwalk, Connecticut
  • Year Founded: 1978
  • Ticker: FDS (get quote)

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FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides financial and economic information to investment community worldwide. The company offers fundamental financial data on various companies, analytical applications, and client services to the portfolio managers, research and performance analysts, risk managers, marketing professionals, sell-side equity research professionals, investment bankers, and fixed income professionals. FactSet’s applications provide users access to company analysis, multicompany comparisons, industry analysis, company screening, portfolio analysis, predictive risk measurements, alphatesting, portfolio optimization and simulation, news and quotes, and tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios. The company combines commercial databases, including content regarding companies and securities from various markets into a single online platform of information and analytics. FactSet’s solutions for investment management professionals include equity analysis; offering applications for portfolio attribution, risk management, and quantitative analysis; building quant models and calculating risk; following global economic events; analyzing the debt-driven market; integrating data, such as portfolio holdings; and creating reports and presentations. The company’s solutions for banking and brokerage professionals comprise creating models and presentations; tracking market performance and headlines; providing deal analytic and corporate governance services; researching on public and private companies; auditing financials underlying SEC filings and annual reports; and providing access to reports through wireless handheld device. FactSet was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.

FactSet Research Systems Inc.