S&P Capital IQ® Receives “Best Performance Measurement and Attribution System Provider” Award in Waters Annual Industry Rankings for 2015

S&P Capital IQ’s Portfolio Risk recognized by customers in Waters Rankings 2015 for innovation in risk analytics for financial professionals dealing with multi-asset portfolios

Jul 17, 2015 / 10:00 AM
New York, NY

New York, NY – July 17, 2015 – S&P Capital IQ, a leading provider of research, data and analytics, was named “Best Performance Measurement and Attribution System Provider” at yesterday’s 13th annual Waters Rankings reception and luncheon in New York. The Waters Rankings are a widely respected industry awards program based on a polling of qualified readers of Waters Technology, a financial IT publication from Incisive Media, with a circulation of over 10,000 monthly readers. ­­

This year, the Waters Rankings features 30 individual categories, split into five sections: Trading Services; Trading Tools; Data Management; Compliance, Risk management and the Back Office; and Infrastructure and Connectivity. S&P Capital IQ was named for its Portfolio Risk solution within the Trading Tools category. This award is especially meaningful now as it affirms S&P Capital IQ’s investment in a solution that addresses challenges faced by portfolio and risk professionals in managing and analyzing multi-asset class portfolios.

“Enabling portfolio managers to make investment decisions based on a complete view of their fund’s performance and risk has become more challenging as funds increase the diversity of assets they hold. Our primary objective is to help our clients meet this challenge and compete effectively as market complexity increases,” said Dan Rosen, Managing Director, Risk & Analytics, S&P Capital IQ. “Our vision is to build an integrated platform that effectively delivers risk and performance analytics for multi-asset class portfolios, supporting intraday investment decisions, as well as the middle office. This Waters Rankings award confirms that we are on the right path.”

S&P Capital IQ’s Portfolio Risk solution supports real-time decision making across the front and middle office. Portfolio managers, risk managers, and traders can collaborate to price, hedge, and manage multi-asset class portfolios, enhancing and streamlining workflows with broad asset class coverage and a fully-integrated pricing engine.

This year’s award comes on the heels of other recent industry recognition S&P Capital IQ has received for its powerful analytics that bring together credit ratings and research, market research, and global financial information.  The firm has been named “Best Analytics Provider” for six years in a row at Inside Market Data’s Awards, and “Best Analytics Provider” last year at Waters Rankings 2014.   


S&P Capital IQ, a business unit of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Securities Evaluations and Global Data Solutions; and research offerings including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Valuation & Risk Strategies and S&P Equity Research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need.


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