Fidessa Signs with Factset JCF for Global Broker Consensus Data

London, 26th October 2004 - royalblue today announced it has reached an agreement with Factset JCF, a leading supplier of broker estimates to institutional investors, for the provision of global broker consensus data.

In a drive to further expand and enhance the breadth and depth of data offered as part of the Fidessa market data solution, Factset JCF will supply global market coverage of broker consensus forecasts for a variety of data items - including Earnings Per Share, Sales, EBITDA, Cashflow, Net Assets, EBIT and Net Debt data.

Simon Barnby, business development manager for Fidessa, comments: "This is an important step in our journey to become a global data vendor. Partnering with Factset JCF provides Fidessa with a leading source of valuable broker data which will form part of the reference and analysis tools we offer to supplement our real-time data coverage."

Bobby Rakhit, media director, Factset JCF, adds: "Fidessa provides a powerful partner for us with great prospects for extending our data's reach in the financial markets. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship."

Fidessa's market data solution currently covers 21 markets across Europe and North America providing real-time market prices coupled with fundamentals, historical charts and news. This data is available throughout the Fidessa suite of products and is also fully integrated with its market-leading member trading and non-member order routing facilities.