Bloomberg is a company with limited partnership that deals in a number of services including financial services, media and technology. When it comes to financial services, the company offers a variety of financial tools like equity trading, financial analytics, news to various financial organizations and data services. It is also involved in various other fields like digital websites, radio stations, television networks, wire services, newsletters and magazines. This is a private company with the founder Michael Bloomberg holding the position of the CEO and Peter Grauer as the chairman.
In the year 1981, Michael Bloomberg, who was the partner of a firm named Salomon Brothers was given $10 millions as settlement when the company was acquired. Since Michael had enough experience in designing computerized financial system, he used this money to establish his own company. His aim was to provide financial data to companies in the Wall Street. The company was named Innovative Market Systems. The company was later renamed Bloomberg L.P in 1986. The company gained a lot of popularity by installing close to 5000 financial systems in various offices. It also launched other services like Bloomberg Messaging Service, Bloomberg Tradebook and Bloomberg Newswire. In 1993, the company also launched its web portal called Bloomberg.com. The main aim of the portal was to provide financial news and services to the global clients.