SNL Securities shares
database with U.Va.
SNL Securities, a high-tech
research and publishing company that specializes in the financial
services industry, will grant three years of access to its online
database, Data Source, to U.Va. business and engineering students,
in a gift valued at more than $1 million.
Source, a data bank of information on banks, thrifts, insurance
companies and real estate investment trusts, is relied upon by
many of the country's top financial analysts and institutional
investors who need up-to-the-minute information to manage multi-billion-dollar
data will be used for both research and teaching. Engineering
students will be able to study data mining, database management
and related subjects, as will business students, who also will
conduct related studies in finance and economics. Computer servers
will relay data from the company's central database to the Engineering
and Commerce schools,
which in turn will make the material available to students at
the Darden School.
currently employs about 250 people, one-third of them U.Va. alumni.
"We hope this gift will serve as an effective research and
teaching tool and demonstrate our commitment to the University,"
said Reid Nagle, SNL founder and president.