NEW YORK, June 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Capital IQ, a Standard & Poor's business and a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and solutions, was recently named "Best Analytics Provider" at the 8th annual Inside Market Data Awards ceremony held on May 26, 2010, in New York. Hosted by Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data, the awards recognize industry excellence in market data, research, and analytics technology. This is the second time Capital IQ's Compustat has received the award, having previously won in 2007. Voting took place online by financial professionals in a number of different industries. Performance was then rated across twenty two different categories, and finalists in each vendor category were determined by a majority vote.
Capital IQ's Compustat provides best-of-class fundamental and market data trusted by leading financial institutions and investment professionals around the world. Covering 98% of the world's market capitalization with data on over 91,000 global securities, Compustat provides the data needed to develop alpha generating investment opportunities, complex portfolio trading models, and in-depth analysis of investment theories. Quantitative Analysts can broaden their data analysis with unmatched company history and key restated and un-restated data, gain perspective by seeing true company value, and easily identify buy/sell opportunities.
"It is a great honor for Capital IQ to win this Inside Market Data award," said Randall Winn, executive managing director of Capital IQ. "We are pleased to be recognized as a leader in data and analytics, and for the innovative solutions we provide to our clients worldwide."
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 www.capitaliq.com.
Standard & Poor's, a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP), is the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. With offices in 23 countries and markets, Standard & Poor's is an essential part of the world's financial infrastructure and has played a leading role for 150 years in providing investors with the independent benchmarks they need to feel more confident about their investment and financial decisions. For more information, visit www.standardandpoors.com
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