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How to Access Capital IQ S&P Key Developments Feed

The Capital IQ S&P Key Developments Feed can only be accessed through the WRDS platform. Please visit the WRDS page to learn how to create an account and use the service.

In WRDS, click on Compustat – Capital IQ and then on Key Developments under Capital IQ.

Capital IQ S&P Key Developments


What is Capital IQ S&P Key Developments Feed?

Key Developments provide structured summaries of material news and events that may affect the market value of securities. It monitors over 100 Key Development types including executive changes, M&A rumors, changes in corporate guidance, delayed filings, SEC inquiries, and many more. Each Key Development item includes announced date, entered date, modified date, headline, situation summary, type, company role, and other identifiers. History depends on the specific event but generally back to the early 2000s.