Nelson Info Plans Research Network A La First Call

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Nelson Information, best known as publisher of hard-copy fundamental research for trading and investment professionals, will launch its Nelson's Research Exchange broker research-distribution system in September. NRE, Nelson's first foray into direct electronic research dissemination, will bring the company into competition with Thomson Financial Services' First Call and with Multex Systems.

As with existing research-distribution systems, the idea is to provide a facility for sell-side instit