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Wednesday 3 July 2024


by Mbangiseni Eric Mchunu

What is an IRESS?

IRESS is a technology company that provides financial market data, trading platforms, and wealth management software to clients in the financial services industry (Matemane & Graca, 2023). Its flagship product, IRESS Viewpoint, is a comprehensive platform that offers real-time market data, news, research, and analysis tools to help investors make informed decisions IRESS also provides trading and execution tools, including order management systems, market data feeds, and connectivity to multiple exchanges (Mabandla & Makoni, 2019). In addition, IRESS offers wealth management software that helps financial advisors manage client portfolios and provide financial planning services. Overall, IRESS is a leading provider of financial technology solutions that help clients stay ahead in a rapidly evolving financial landscape.

Does the UKZN Library have IRESS as one of its databases?

Yes, the UKZN Library does have access to IRESS. The library provides access to the IRESS viewpoint platform, which offers real-time market data, news, and analysis for multiple asset classes, including equities, derivatives, and fixed income. To access IRESS Viewpoint, users must log in to the library's website using their UKZN login credentials and navigate to the databases section. From there, they can select IRESS Viewpoint and start using the platform. The library also provides training and support for users needing assistance using IRESS Viewpoint. Overall, the availability of IRESS Viewpoint at the UKZN Library is a valuable resource for students, faculty, and researchers in the finance and economics fields.

To access IRESS at UKZN library


Then select alphabet I for IRESS

How is the IRESS important in retrieving financial information?

IRESS is an essential tool for retrieving financial information. It provides real-time market data and statistics, which can be used to make informed investment decisions. IRESS also offers a range of analytical tools and charting capabilities, enabling users to conduct technical analysis and identify trading opportunities. Additionally, IRESS allows users to access news and research from various sources, providing valuable insights into market trends and developments. According to Mabandla & Makoni (2019) IRESS is a robust platform that can help investors stay informed and make better decisions.



Mabandla, N. Z., & Makoni, P. L. (2019). Working capital management and financial performance: evidence from listed food and beverage companies in South Africa. Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal, 23(2), 1-10.

Matemane, R., & Graca, N. (2023). The Relationship Between Climate Risk Disclosure and Performance on Mining Companies: Evidence From A Developing Economy. International Journal of Environmental, Sustainability, and Social Science, 4(5), 1576-1594. 

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