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Banking and Financial Data: S&P Capital IQ Pro


Database description

CapitalIQproThe Standard and Poor's Capital IQ Pro database provides data on banks, private equity firms, insurance companies, broker dealers and financial markets worldwide. Coverage includes ownership information, market analysis, filings, financial statements, mergers and acquisitions' data and sectoral news.

The search-box locates information on S&P financials; corporate structure; key developments; executive personnel (titles and roles); ownership; estimates; takeover defense and corporate governance.

S&P provides an Excel Template Library for ease of data download, as follows:

  • Database landing page
  • Apps (upper left menu)
  • Excel Template Library (in the second column of Apps full menu).

Users can set up news alerts via the 'News' tab in the top-bar > 'My News.'

For access to the separate S&P Compustat database, follow the instructions on this Library page.

For other international financial databases please visit this Library directory.


Time period
  • Data coverage for European banks is up to 15 years
  • Data coverage for North America is up to 30 years
  • Data coverage for banks in emerging markets averages five years.


Support links

S&P documentation is available as follows:
- Click ? at the top right of the S&P Capital IQ Pro landing page
- Click 'Online Help' (it may be necessary to log in again)
- Select (eg.) 'User Guides' > 'Quick Reference Guides'
- An overview of the platform is on this page.


How to access data
First time EUI users of S&P Capital IQ Pro Returning EUI users of S&P Capital IQ Pro
  • Go to the S&P Capital IQ Pro link in the Library catalogue
  • Click 'Connect to Database - First time Users'

  • When the S&P homepage opens, click the 'Register' tab
  • Enter EUI mail account
  • An activation message is sent to the EUI mail address
  • Open the email and click on the link
  • Complete the registration form
  • A second link is sent by email
  • Click on the link and set a password. (Do not use an EUI email password)
  • Agree to the Terms and Conditions by ticking the box
  • At 'Profile', indicate a preference (eg. 'Banking Sector-Focused User') and at Industry, choose a sector (eg. 'Banking')
  • Click 'Next'
  • A new screen opens. Other topics and settings (eg. time-zone) can be selected.
  • Go to this S&P link
  • Enter the EUI mail address
  • Enter the password created at registration.


Example of European banking data download

  • Click the Apps drop-down menu at top left of the S&P Capital IQ Pro homepage
  • Click Screener in the left column of the Apps menu
  • The Screening and Analytics screen will open
  • Click (eg.) Company data in the grey top menu
  • Select (eg.) Companies(classic) in left menu
  • Make selections. This example is for European banking sector data:

  - Company - leave blank (unless searching for single or multiple companies)
  - Geography - eg: ‘Europe’
  - Industry - eg: ‘Banking’
  - Operating status - ‘Operating companies’ and/or ‘Acquired/defunct companies’
  - Ownership status - ‘Listed’ and/or ‘Non-Listed'
  - Coverage depth - ‘Full’ and/or ‘Summary'
  - Consolidation status - ‘Consolidated’ and/or ‘Unconsolidated'
  - Click RUN SCREEN.

  • Place the cursor in the Add Criteria field. The BROWSE ALL link appears
  • Click BROWSE ALL
  • Select the variables required
  • eg.: Financials > Liquidity > Liquidity Assets/Liabilities
  • Select parameters in the right column (Period Type; Period; Reporting Basis)
  • Click Apply
  • Click Export at upper right, selecting (eg.) 'Results as Table Function.'


Excel 'short-cut' to S&P Global Market Intelligence

S&P Capital IQ Pro can also be accessed directly from the Excel ribbon on researcher desktops at Villa La Fonte. (Other EUI members should write to [email protected] to request local installation of the S&P Excel add-in.)

S&P Office is an Excel add-in that allows users to download data directly from S&P Capital IQ Pro into MS Excel workbooks.

  • Open Excel from Start > Programmes on an EUI desktop computer
  • Click on the 'SNL' tab at the upper right of the top menu.


Managing news alerts

The S&P Capital IQ Pro platform generates daily news alerts. To update - or discontinue - news alerts:

  • Go to News in the top-bar of the S&P homepage
  • Click My News
  • Click Create Alert at the right side of the 'My News' page.
  • Make selections and save.

Non-EUI members to do not have access to S&P Global Market Intelligence.


Related EUI Library resources

Amadeus (Moody's Analytics/Bureau van Dijk) is a database of comparable financial and business information on Europe's largest 560,000 public and private companies by total assets. 43 countries are covered.

Compustat (S&P) provides financial information on over 28,000 U.S. and Canadian publicly-held companies from the 1950s to present. The database includes a wide range of income, balance sheet, flow of funds and supplemental data, across 340 annual and 120 quarterly items, with point-in-time snapshots from 1987 to present.

Datastream (Refinitiv/LSEG) is a global financial and macroeconomic time-series database, providing data on equities, stock market indices, currencies, company fundamentals, fixed income securities and key economic indicators for 175 countries and 60 markets. Equity data from IPO to present is updated daily. Macroeconomic time series are monthly, quarterly and annual, with up to 60 years of coverage. Datastream is published by Refinitiv, a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange Group plc.

Global Financial Data (GFD Inc.) provides long-range historical financial data on stocks, bonds, bills and other instruments, covering approximately 200 countries from the early modern period to the present.


Data homepage

Contact: Thomas Bourke at [email protected]



Page last updated on 13 September 2022

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