湯姆森金融公司是一家向全球金融界提供信息及技術解決方案的領先公司。經由全行業範圍最廣的產品和服務，超過70個國家的客戶在湯姆森金融公司幫助之下作出了更好的決策、取得了更高的生產力並獲得了更好的業績。湯姆森金融公司是為商界和專業人員客戶提供綜合信息解決方案的全球領導商湯姆森公司的一部分。湯姆森向超過2000萬用戶提供增值信息、軟體工具以及應用產品，範圍涵蓋法律、稅務、會計、金融服務、高等教育、參考信息、企業電子化學習 (e-learning) 和估價、科研以及衛生保健。憑藉84億美元的營收，湯姆森公司在紐約和多倫多證券交易所上市發行其普通股（紐約證券交易所和多倫多證券交易所代碼：TOC）。
Thomson Financial made significant growth when they acquired another financial information provider Primark on June 6, 2000 for $842 million in an all-cash deal. Primark owned many names familiar in both the U.S. and UK/Europe such as Datastream, ICV, IBES. The acquisition consolidated and combined competing financial information provision, for example the FirstCall and IBES earnings estimate data, under the same company.
Major office locations
Thomson Financial has many offices across the US, Europe, and Asia Pacific regions. The head office is based in New York, with significant presence in Boston, San Francisco, London, Frankfurt, Bangalore, Manila, and many satellite offices in locations such as Sydney, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Zurich, Geneva, just as some examples. The two major data centers, not including smaller points of presence, for Thomson Financial are located in NYC and New Jersey.
In June 2007, Thomson Financial agreed to buy seven Asia-Pacific news bureaus from Xinhua Finance. The bureaus purchased were in Tokyo, Manila, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Sydney and Seoul. Xinhua Finance stated they would retain their operations in Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taipei. Financial terms were not disclosed.
The company has a wide variety of financial products. Thomson ONE is a core product, although legacy branded offerings such as Datastream Advance and Global Topic will probably remain for a few years.
Thomson ONE is a competitor of Bloomberg L.P. and Reuters. Currently known as one of "The Big Three." There are many different packages of Thomson ONE; ie. Thomson ONE for Investment Management, Thomson ONE for Investment Banking, etc.
Due to the acquisition of Primark (Not same as clothing retailer previously linked here) and buyout of ILX Systems, Thomson Financial has seen growth over the last four years and has seen improvement in the core product Thomson ONE.
In June of 2005, they hired management consultants Boston Consulting to revamp their Global Sales and Marketing team after frequent reorganizations. Those changes went in to effect in January of 2006.
Thomson bought out Reuters in the summer of 2007.