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Here for a year... global commercial loan data via Thomson Reuters DealScan

Published by Mark Bodnar

I'm very pleased to announce that SFU researchers have access to the Thomson Reuters DealScan datatset via WRDS for one year!

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DealScan provides data on deals in the global commercial loan market, with detailed coverage of loan terms & conditions back to 1988, and selected coverage to 1981.

In addition to loans data , DealScan also provides contract information for high yield bonds, private placements and hybrid financial structures. DealScan data is compiled from SEC filings and public documents (10Ks, 10Qs, 8Ks and registration statements), loan syndicators, and other sources. See the manuals within WRDS for more details.

A short-term subscription to this resource was made available with support in part from a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada research grant held by Prof. Karel Hrazdil of SFU's Beedie School of Business. 

If you use this data for your research, I'd appreciate hearing about it! Send me a note to let me know that sharing grant-funded resources has benefited your work.

To get a sense of how DealScan has been used in previous research, check out this rough search of Business Source Complete as well as this search of IDEAS/RePEc and this broad search of SSRN

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Access to this resource expires on March 31, 2021.

As this is a grant-funded resource with no funds clearly identified for a renewal when the current subscription expires, we strongly encourage all SFU researchers to make use of this data while it is available!

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For those who are new to the WRDS financial data interface, all SFU faculty and graduate students are eligible for WRDS Accounts. SFU undergraduate students also have access to the same datasets via the WRDS General Access portal -- just enter your SFU email address when prompted to get a Day Pass for WRDS.

Questions? I'm just an email away...

-- Mark
Mark Bodnar
Business & Economics Librarian

P.S.: A note about names... This dataset is referred to in the literature as DealScan, LPC DealScan, Reuters DealScan, Thomson Reuters DealScan... We've chosen the latter in this case because when accessing it within WRDS you need to click on the Thomson Reuters section of the list of our WRDS subscriptions.

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