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Business & Management (RSM)

This guide gives an overview of recommended sources for business and management research


Financial data

Access the EDSC financial databases and tutorials through the links below: 

The Datateam provides individual support and will answer your financial data enquiries via 

Finance Topical Research

Company and industry data

Industry and company reports 

Equity research reports

Equity research reports provide investors with detailed financial analysis and recommendations on whether to buy, hold, or sell a particular stock. Usually published by an investment bank (Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, UBS, Citi, Goldman Sachs, etc.), they are used by investors to make informed decisions in the stock market. 

Types of equity research reports: 

  • Company reports- they focus on a company’s financial performance, but might also mention trends or strategic events affecting a company. 
  • Industry reports - detailed analysis of an industry, market size, shares, trends, and what technologies might disrupting it. 
  • Initiation reports - first report by an analyst on a specific company. Very comprehensive and incredibly useful when researching a company.  

Below is a list of databases for current and historical equity research reports:  

Regulatory Landscape 

  • The 'Bank Regulatory Database' via WRDS provides accounting data for bank holding companies, commercial banks, savings banks, and savings and loans institutions.  
  • For banking news, regulatory developments and white papers, you can access 

ESG scores / Sustainability data

Country sustainability reports and statistics 

Relevant Websites: 


European Environment Agency 
The EEA indicators are designed to answer key policy questions and to support all phases of environmental policy making. 

Bankruptcy from a legal perspective, including case-law:  

Bankruptcy News: 

This section contains links to reputable and free statistical sources as well as subscription databases.