Capital IQ Opens New Office in Dubai

Dubai Office Expands Capital IQ EMEA Operations to Meet Growing Client Demand

Jun 23, 2010, 09:00 ET from Capital IQ

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business and a leading provider of comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions, announced today that it is expanding its presence in the EMEA region with the opening of an office in Dubai, UAE.  

The Capital IQ platform is a web and Excel-based research product that combines deep information on companies, markets, and people worldwide.  The platform offers a range of accurate and timely information on the public and private markets, to credit analysts, consultants and advisors, corporations, investment bankers, private capital firms, and research analysts worldwide.

"Our latest EMEA office opening reflects the growing need of Middle Eastern-based companies for our quality financial information services.  Further, it signifies our ongoing commitment to all of our clients to provide them with a local service, offering them the data and analytical tools they need to perform at the highest level" said Eugene Souther, senior vice president at Capital IQ.  

The new office, located at DIFC, Currency House - Level 2, Dubai, will increase Capital IQ's ability to provide local sales and technical support for companies that need fundamental research, information, and analytical services. Dubai becomes Capital IQ's fifth EMEA operation, it joins Capital IQ's network of 20 offices around the globe, including London, Paris, Frankfurt and Milan.

"We are excited to expand our operations into the Middle East. This move allows us to bring Capital IQ products and solutions to a growing client base," said Randall Winn, executive managing director at Capital IQ.

About Capital IQ and Standard & Poor's

Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business, delivers comprehensive fundamental and quantitative research and analysis solutions to over 4,200 investment management firms, investment banks, private equity funds, advisory firms, corporations, and universities worldwide. Its solutions are based on the Capital IQ Platform, Compustat, ClariFI, and SystematIQ products, and offer an array of powerful applications for desktop research, screening, real-time market data, backtesting, portfolio management, financial modeling, and quantitative analysis. For more information, please visit Capital IQ's web site at

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