Standard & Poor’s has announced the launch of its Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS) business to deliver solutions that help investors perform greater due diligence on the financial instruments in their portfolios. The move combines several previously separate business and product lines under a unified mandate to provide enhanced analytics and greater context around asset pricing and the inter-related linkages between counterparties and obligors. “For both investors and regulators, transparency has come to mean not just more data, but also greater analytics and insight around the financial instruments in exceedingly complex portfolios,” said Lou Eccleston, executive managing director, fixed income risk management services, Standard & Poor’s. “The mission of FIRMS is to bring greater commercial analytics capabilities to the marketplace, not just in response to market demand, but also to support the many methodological and transparency enhancements we’ve been making on a company-wide basis to advance the understanding and use of credit research.”
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