• Registration for Datastream

    You have to reserve a time slot. In order to coordinate the access to Datastream, please enter our Ilias group Finance Databases.

  • COMPUSTAT North America

    COMPUSTAT North America (from Standard & Poor's) is a database of U.S. and Canadian fundamental and market information on more than 30,000 active and inactive publicly held companies. It provides more than 300 annual and 100 quarterly data items of income statements, balance sheets, statements of cash flows, and supplemental data. COMPUSTAT North America files also contain information on indices, industry segments, banks, market prices, dividends, and earnings.

    For more detailed information on the COMPUSTAT files, see the COMPUSTAT documentation and manuals page available via WRDS.

  • COMPUSTAT Global

    COMPUSTAT Global provides authoritative financial data and market data covering publicly traded companies in more than 80 countries, representing over 90% of the world's market capitalization, including coverage of over 96% of European market capitalization and 88% of Asian market capitalization. Hundreds of data items, ratios and concepts and up to 12 years of annual history is included. International data sets have been designed to reflect the varieties of actual reporting practices used across the globe, while allowing for minimal normalization and establishing consistency on an item by item basis.

    For more detailed information on the COMPUSTAT Global files, see the COMPUSTAT documentation and manuals page available via WRDS.

  • COMPUSTAT Execucomp

    Standard and Poor's Execucomp provides executive compensation data collected directly from each company's annual proxy (DEF14A SEC form). Detailed information on salary, bonus, options and stock awards, non-equity incentive plans, pensions and other compensation items are available.

    For more detailed information on the Execucomp files, see the documentation and manuals page available via WRDS.

  • CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices)

    CRSP maintains the most comprehensive collection of security prices, return, and volume data for the NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq stock markets. Additional CRSP files provide stock indices, beta- and cap-based portfolio, treasury bond and risk-free rates, and mutual fund databases. The University of Mannheim has currently subscribed to the CRSP stock and indices database.

    A detailed data description and definition guide can be obtained via WRDS.


    AMADEUS is a pan-European financial database containing information on over 10 million public and private companies from 41 countries, including all EU countries and Eastern Europe. That is to say up to 10 years of detailed information (consolidated statements are also provided when available) comprising 24 balance sheet items, 25 profit and loss account items and 26 ratios. The descriptive information includes: official national identification number, address, telephone, fax, website, legal form, year of incorporation, senior managers, auditors, number of employees, quoted/unquoted indicator, industry and activity codes and, when available, a trade description in the local language and English.

    A detailed data description and the definition guide can be obtained via WRDS.

  • I/B/E/S

    The Institutional Brokers Estimates System (I/B/E/S) provides consensus and detail forecasts from security analysts, including earnings per share, revenue, cash flow, long-term growth projections and stock recommendations.

    For more detailed information on the I/B/ES files, see the documentation and manuals page available via WRDS.

  • Worldscope Global Database

    The Worldscope Global Database is the financial industry'’s premier source of detailed financial statement data and profile data on public companies domiciled outside of the United States of America. It also contains complete coverage of US company filings with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC), with the exception of closed end investment companies.

    The Worldscope database can be accessed via the Datastream terminal located in the business library (“BWLer Bib”). The research staff of the University of Mannheim can obtain a direct access link. A data description and the definition guide can be found here.

  • Datastream

    Thomson Datastream’s Global Databases hold time series information on over two million financial instruments, securities and indicators for over 175 countries and 60 markets worldwide, with up to 50 years of historical depth for some series, and over 8,000 different fields, totalling over 100 million time series. 

    Access to the database is provided via a Datastream terminal located in the business library (“BWLer Bib”). The research staff of the University of Mannheim can obtain a direct access link. A datatype description can be found here.

  • SDC Worldwide Mergers, Acquisitions & Alliances

    SDC Worldwide M&A provides data regarding worldwide mergers, acquisitions and alliances, and stock repurchases. The data covers approximately 672,000 global M&As from 1985 to the present (data for the U.S. is available since 1979). Corporate stock repurchase programs are recorded from 1994 to the present. 

    For more detailed information on the SDC files, see the SDC documentation and manuals page available via WRDS.

  • Hoppenstedt Databases

    The Hoppenstedt databases provide detailed information on the 250,000 most prominent companies and 1,100 largest banks in Germany. In addition, Hoppenstedt provides German fund data.

    The Hoppenstadt databases can be accessed via the database information system (DBIS) available at Mannheim University Library.

  • Morningstar Direct

    Morningstar Direct provides detailed portfolio holdings, performance track records, flexible currency conversions, cash flow data, and the Morningstar Rating. Leverage the tools across mutual funds, exchange-traded funds, variable annuities, separate accounts, and hedge funds domiciled in North America, Europe, Australia, and Asia, and fully experience the power behind Morningstar Direct. The database can be accessed at the chair of International Finance (Prof. Ruenzi).