WRDS Announces Addition of 2iQ – Bringing Power of Insider Transaction Data to Financial Research

PHILADELPHIA--()--Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS), the award-winning data research platform and business intelligence tool, is pleased to announce the addition of 2iQ to its data offerings. A part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, WRDS provides global corporations, universities and government agencies the thought leadership, data access and insights needed to enable impactful research.

2iQ offers academic researchers, hedge fund managers, quantitative portfolio managers, private equity firms, and others access to insider transaction data on over 45,000 global stocks. 2iQ provides added value fields like transaction labels, trade significance, validated insider roles and levels, which enables the user to effectively make use of the predictive power of the data.

“We’re really pleased to announce the addition of 2iQ data to WRDS,” said Robert Zarazowski, Managing Director of WRDS. “We’re constantly expanding to give our researchers new ways to get the knowledge they need to excel, and the inside knowledge that 2iQ provides will be valuable for our community – whether they work in academic research or financial management.”

2iQ Quick Stats

  • Real time data on over 45,000 stocks globally
  • 50+ countries; full historical data
  • Insider transaction data for countries in North America (USA and Canada), Europe (20+ countries), Asia-Pacific (10+ countries) and rest of the world (incl. Egypt, South Africa, Brazil, Israel, etc.)
  • Coverage from 2000

“We are very excited to work with WRDS,” said Patrick Hable, Managing Partner and co-founder of 2iQ Research. “WRDS is the gold standard for financial research, especially in the academic world. We are very happy to provide our global insider transaction data with unmatched quality and accuracy and looking forward to assist research projects.”

Recent research using 2iQ

Insider Trading and Analyst Forecast Revisions: Global Evidence, W. Jin (Quantitative Management Associates), J. Livnat (New York University, Quantitative Management Associates), Y. Zhang (University of Texas at Dallas)

Are Directors' Dealings Informative? Evidence from European Stock Markets, K. Dardas (European Business School), A. Güttler (European Business School)

Insider Trading Returns: Does Country-level Governance Matter?, Juha-Pekka KALLUNKI (University of Oulu), Jyri KINNUNEN (Hanken School of Economics), Minna MARTIKAINEN (Hanken School of Economics)


Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is the award-winning research platform and business intelligence tool for over 40,000 corporate, academic, government and nonprofit users at 400+ institutions in 30+ countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200 terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting, Banking, Economics, ESG, Finance, Healthcare, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics. Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable data models.

From partnerships with data vendors to our own tools, including the WRDS SEC Analytics Suite and Event Study by WRDS, Wharton Research Data Services is the global gold standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility and leadership of the Wharton School.


Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates economic and social value around the world. The Wharton School has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students; more than 9,000 participants in executive education programs annually and a powerful alumni network of 95,000 graduates.


2iQ is the leading Insider Transaction data provider with a global coverage of 45,000+ stocks. 2iQ's clients include top Hedge Funds, quantitative Portfolio Managers and Asset Managers. 2iQ has developed award winning financial applications. Our offering includes data feed, API, customized services and advisory.

2iQ Research was founded in 2002 by Patrick and Robert Hable at Frankfurt University business incubator. The company is a cloud based data and analytics provider, specialized in smart and efficient capturing and processing company filings/data leveraging our proprietary technology including machine learning and smart scraping as well as an international team of expert data analyst.


Wharton Research Data Services
Robin Nussbaum Gold, 877-438-9737

Release Summary

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) Announces the Addition of 2iQ – Bringing Power of Insider Transaction Data to Financial Research.


Wharton Research Data Services
Robin Nussbaum Gold, 877-438-9737