Examining How XBRL Tagging Affects the Buy Side

Darren Peterson, vice president of product management, Edgar Online

Something that has flown under the radar is the June 15 implementation deadline of the Extensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL) data-tagging standard. If you subscribe to BST’s sibling publication Inside Reference Data, then you know all about XBRL, but its importance is not as talked-about on the buy side. It should be.

According to Darren Peterson, vice president of product management at Edgar Online, the XBRL change means that investment managers will have more data to play with, which m

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