# Bloomberg Alternative for Quant Fund

Is there an alternative to Bloomberg for someone who only needs historical data (stocks, futures, indices) as well as what Bloomberg calls 'reference data' - i.e. what is the multiplier of ESU4, what is the ticker of the 3rd VIX future, what is the cost of a given ETF, etc.

Most providers I have found only supply historical price data and not much else.

• If you have a colleague you could download these (static) reference data once. In terms of the contract table of the futures (Bloomberg: CT) you could program an "algorithmus" that estimates the upcoming contracts. – Markus Feb 26 '14 at 21:00