S&P Capital IQ Expands Latin American Research on Desktop Platform as Part of Continued Focus on Region

Banco Santander Now Available Along With Other Top Ranked Sell Side Research

May 19, 2014, 11:30 ET from S&P Capital IQ

NEW YORK, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), today announced the addition of Banco Santander's Latin America Research to its already extensive Aftermarket Research collection and capabilities. Banco Santander joins seven other well-known institutions in S&P Capital IQ's Aftermarket Research collection that were named by Institutional Investor as the Top Ten Latin American Research Providers for 2013. 

The Aftermarket Research Collection is available via a subscription to S&P Capital IQ's proprietary desktop platform and is used by capital market firms around the globe to perform financial analysis and idea generation on investments, mergers & acquisitions, risk management, or buy out and funding opportunities in various industries or for specific companies.

Keith Ackerman, Managing Director, S&P Capital IQ, stated: "The addition of Banco Santander Latin America Research to our Global Research Network and, especially our Aftermarket Research collection, enables S&P Capital IQ desktop clients to utilize Santander's highly ranked industry and company research in their analysis." He added, "This important addition to our offering is a further example of S&P Capital IQ's on-going commitment to provide our desktop and feeds customers with deep and fast access to research & earnings estimates coverage produced by leading sell side research firms across the globe. It also underscores our intention, following  the opening of a Mexico City office in 2013, to being the leading provider of Latin American market information for financial market participants." 

In 2013, Institutional Investor ranked Banco Santander number 7 in Latin America Research and number 5 in Brazil Research. The Banco Santander Latin America research team has thirty analysts producing research on 240 companies, and is recognized for its coverage in the Construction, Energy, Financial, Food & Beverage, Metals and Retail industries. 

The S&P Capital IQ Aftermarket Research Collection features more than 15 million research reports from over 1,400 third party research firms located in over 120 countries. Among other highly ranked research providers on Institutional Investors' 2013 Top 10 Institutional Investor Latin America list available in S&P Capital IQ's extensive Aftermarket Research collection are Itau BBA, BTG Pactual,  JP Morgan, HSBC, and Deutsche Bank research.

Additionally, subscribers of the S&P Capital IQ desktop can also access earnings estimates on over 18,000 companies across the globe, including many of those companies listed on Latin American stock exchanges.

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ABOUT BANCO SANTANDER Banco Santander (SAN.MC, STD.N, BNC.LN) is a retail and commercial bank, based in Spain, with a presence in 10 main markets. Santander is the largest bank in the euro zone by market capitalization. Founded in 1857, Santander had EUR 1.24 trillion in managed funds, 103 million customers, 13,927 branches – more than any other international bank – and 182,958 employees at the close of 2013. It is the largest financial group in Spain and Latin America. It also has significant positions in the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, Poland and the northeast United States. Santander registered EUR 4.37 billion in attributable profit in 2013, an increase of 90% from the previous year.