FactSet Research Systems Inc. provides integrated financial information and analytical applications to the investment community in the United States, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company combines content regarding companies and securities from various markets into a single online platform of information and analytics. FactSet Research Systems Inc.ís applications provide users access to company and industry analyses; multi-company comparisons; company screening; portfolio analysis; predictive risk measurements; alpha-testing; portfolio optimization and simulation; real-time news and quotes; and tools to value and analyze fixed income securities and portfolios. The company serves investment and wealth managers; banking and brokerage professionals; private equity and venture capital firms; researchers and analysts; consultants and advisors; and plan sponsors and pension funds managers. It also serves professionals in the corporate, legal, governmental, and academic fields who are involved in hedge funds, private equity, sell-side research, equity sales, trading, consulting, investor relations, law firms, and academic institutions. FactSet Research Systems Inc. was founded in 1978 and is headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut.