MarketScope Advisor Launches on Pershing Platform

Pershing's NetX360 customers gain direct access to S&P's latest multi-asset class research

Oct 21, 2010, 09:56 ET from Standard & Poor's

NEW YORK, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's Equity Research Services announced today that Pershing LLC, a BNY Mellon company, has fully integrated S&P's MarketScope Advisor (MSA) into its NetX360 platform, providing more than 99,000 investment professionals with immediate and direct access to the latest multi-asset class research from S&P.

Research available through MSA includes equity analysis, bond research and laddering tools, options strategies, research reports, news, and proprietary "Trends & Ideas" pieces covering stocks, mutual funds and Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs). All this content is delivered on a robust platform that's time-saving and easy to use.

Pershing's NetX360 platform is designed to give investment professionals a wide range of tools and resources needed to manage clients' accounts. Users will be able to add an S&P portlet to their dashboard, giving them immediate access to S&P research notes and more. For access to the entirety of the MSA site, users will be able to register for a complimentary all-access trial and can then select from various packages that S&P has created for Pershing.

"Pershing is dedicated to providing our customers with access to best-of-breed solutions that help them grow and seamlessly manage their businesses," said Suresh Kumar, chief information officer of Pershing LLC. "The addition of S&P's MarketScope Advisor to our NetX360 platform reinforces this commitment by delivering industry-leading financial research and analysis to our customers as a tool to help them seek to achieve their clients' financial goals."

"In the past year, we have made a number of significant enhancements to MSA, including the launch of our new mutual fund and Exchange-Traded Fund research methodologies, new bond laddering tools, and much more," said Rob Calichman, Vice President of Product Development at S&P. "We are delighted by the reception we've seen from the marketplace and are very excited to add Pershing's investment professionals to our growing family of MSA users."

About MarketScope Advisor

MarketScope Advisor is an innovative, browser-based platform that provides financial professionals with access to extensive market commentary, independent investment analysis, and state-of-the-art analysis tools. Its broad asset class coverage includes: stocks, mutual funds, bonds, ETFs, variable annuities, and options. Featuring multi-asset class rankings that are based on a mix of proprietary qualitative and quantitative factors, MarketScope Advisor delivers higher-quality analysis to financial professionals who need to advise their clients about the market.

About Standard & Poor's

Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, a wholly-owned 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 http://www.standardandpoors.com.  

About Pershing

Pershing LLC (member FINRA/NYSE/SIPC) is a leading global provider of financial business solutions to more than 1,150 institutional and retail financial organizations and independent registered investment advisors who collectively represent approximately five million active investors. Located in 21 offices worldwide, Pershing and its affiliates are committed to delivering dependable operational support, robust trading services, flexible technology, an expansive array of investment solutions, practice management support and service excellence. Pershing is a member of every major U.S. securities exchange and its international affiliates are members of the Deutsche Borse, the Irish Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange.  Pershing LLC is a BNY Mellon company. Additional information is available at www.pershing.com.

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