S&P Capital IQ's Leveraged Commentary and Data (LCD) business Raises Focus on High Yield Bonds New Free Website, HighYieldBond.com, Provides News and Analysis on Rapidly Expanding Asset Class

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognizing the expanding interest in the high yield bond asset class across a wide spectrum of investors and traders, including institutions, hedge funds, insurance companies, pension funds, and individuals, S&P Capital IQ Leveraged Commentary & Data (LDC), the premier source of leveraged finance market news and analysis, today launched HighYieldBond.com, a free website featuring high yield bond market news, analysis, and data. The new site offers an online version of LCD's definitive High Yield Bond Market Primer, which details how high yield bonds are structured and sold to the investor market, and features a search section for identifying leveraged finance job opportunities worldwide. In addition, HighYieldBond.com offers regular insights from LCD's Marty Fridson, one of the leading authorities on the high yield bond and leveraged finance markets. For more information go to www.HighYieldBond.com.

"More than ever, having current, in-depth information and analysis about bonds and bond markets is essential to be successful in the leveraged finance market; that's why we've developed HighYieldBond.com," says Steve Miller, Managing Director, S&P Capital IQ, and head of LCD.  "High yield is having its strongest year ever, with issuance through September 24 running at $240 billion. That is on pace to exceed 2010's record total of $287 billion. We've developed HighYieldBond.com as a site where finance pros, those interested in the market and the general public alike can follow, analyze and learn about the market."

Like its sister site,LeveragedLoan.com,HighYieldBond.com was designed to provide users with a broad but detailed overview of current market conditions and opportunities.   It includes news reporting and analysis of key market trends, as well as a robust assortment of market statistics, from new-issue volume to high yield bond yields to index levels. Each of the site's many components has been enabled for social sharing, making it easy to tweet about an individual news story or to email job postings or market stats to others.

About S&P Capital IQ Leveraged Commentary and Data (LCD)

A business of S&P Capital IQ, LCD is the global market leader in leveraged finance news, analysis and data. It offers real-time coverage of the US/European leveraged loan and high-yield bond markets, from deal inception through the secondary markets. In addition, it produces distressed market news, trend analysis, analytical highlights and guest commentary from leading leveraged finance players. LCD's research arm enables reporting on pricing, trends, secondary levels/analysis, credit stats, default analysis, and both US and European Loan Indexes. For more information, follow LCD on Twitter @lcdnews.

About S&P Capital IQ

S&P Capital IQ, a business line of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations, and Compustat; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need. For more information visit: www.spcapitaliq.com.

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