October 30, 1997
Online Services for Researchers
Michael Aitken
Financial Services, Big Data, Software

Detailed Description


SIRCA is an independent and leading provider of online services to support finance and other data-intensive research in universities, companies and Government research agencies and regulators world-wide. SIRCA was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit company to host and manage share price data from the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) for a small group of collaborating Australian universities. Since then SIRCA has grown to serve over 50 leading international universities including 32 member universities in Australia and New Zealand and over 20 from North America, Europe and Asia.

Today SIRCA provides commercial-grade technology platforms to capture, filter, store, access, analyse and support the world’s largest integrated source of global financial market data and related news information.

The data SIRCA manages originates from over 100 stock markets, futures exchanges, commodities exchanges and other trading venues from around the world and comprises comprehensive histories of trading data and related news.

SIRCA technology is used extensively in the financial services industry worldwide by over 400 leading commercial banks, central banks and regulators. SIRCA technology underpins the world’s leading algorithmic back-testing solution – Thomson Reuters Tick History. SIRCA technology, in partnership with Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) also powers the leading research database of historic financial markets data in Australia: AusEquities.

Past Team (1)


Offices/Locations (1)

  • World Headquarters

    Level 9

    80 Clarence Street

    Sydney, 2000