NEW YORK, June 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ, a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics, today announced the launch of its Global Markets Intelligence group. The new advisory business provides risk-based non-discretionary equity, fixed income portfolio strategies, asset allocation, and fund review services to asset managers and currently advises on over $18 billion in total assets.
Global Markets Intelligence operates through S&P Investment Advisory Services in the US, and McGraw Hill Research Europe Limited in the UK and Europe. The group is supported by S&P Capital IQ's broad, proprietary arsenal of data, analytics and research.
"The Global Markets Intelligence business is a great example of how S&P Capital IQ continues to leverage proprietary content, analytics and intellectual property to help our customers drive growth," said Lou Eccleston, President, S&P Capital IQ and S&P Indices.
"The key to the Global Markets Intelligence approach is that our methodologies our built with risk mitigation components as core, not as a separate overlay. This risk-based approach is at the heart of generating superior risk-adjusted returns," said Michael Thompson, Managing Director and Head, Global Markets Intelligence at S&P Capital IQ.
About Global Markets Intelligence, S&P Capital IQ and S&P Indices
Global Markets Intelligence is a completely non-discretionary advisory business that provides risk-based equity, fixed income portfolio strategies, asset allocation, and fund review services to asset managers. GMI does not administrate or custody customer securities, invest, nor engage in securities transactions in any form.
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 Market 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.
S&P Indices, a leading brand of the McGraw-Hill Companies, maintains a wide variety of investable and benchmark indices to meet an array of investor needs. Over $1.45 trillion is directly indexed to our indices, which includes the S&P 500, the world's most followed stock market index, the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices, the leading measure of U.S. home prices, the S&P Global BMI, an index with approximately 11,000 constituents, the S&P GSCI, the industry's most closely watched commodities index, and the S&P National AMT-Free Municipal Bond Index, the premier investable index for U.S. municipal bonds. For more information, please visit: www.standardandpoors.com/indices
SOURCE S&P Capital IQ