About this Database

Platform used to analyze financial data from global equity and fixed income markets. Coverage includes data and information on ownership and private equity and venture capital investments. It also includes SharkWatch (formerly SharkRepellent) and Mergerstat data.

To access FactSet:

  • Request an individual FactSet account using an HBS or HU email address (you will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours).
    • HBS MBA students - the default version is FactSet web access, but if you need the FactSet Workstation (with excel capabilities) reply to the account confirmation and request this access specifically. 
    • Masters/undergraduate students - must use FactSet web access. Select "Launch" under FactSet Connect.
    • PhDs/faculty/staff - may use FactSet web access OR FactSet Workstation desktop client. Select "Download" under Workstation to download the client software.
  • Once you receive your confirmation email
    • For Factset Web Access
      • Open a web browser and navigate to https://my.factset.com
      • Click on Register on the right and type in your factset.net ID. You will be emailed a one-time passcode which you will need to set your permanent password.
      • Once logged in, the application will launch directly in your web browser.
    • For FactSet Workstation login at https://launch.factset.com

FactSet Ownership databases (including LionShares) containing global equity ownership data is available via WRDS.

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