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IHS Markit Brings its Award Winning Bond and CDS Pricing Data to FactSet
March 6, 2017
LONDON (March 6, 2017) – IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, today announced that its award winning pricing data for bonds, credit default swaps (CDS) and structured products are available on FactSet, a global provider of integrated financial information, analytical applications and industry-leading service.
FactSet clients now have access to data on more than two million fixed income securities priced by IHS Markit, including corporate bonds, sovereign bonds, agency bonds, CDS, European ABS and securitized products in the US spanning agency pass through, non-agency RMBS, consumer ABS, CLOs and CDOs.
Data on the Markit CDX and Markit iTraxx CDS indexes will follow in the second quarter of this year. CDS pricing from IHS Markit will become the primary CDS dataset on FactSet by the end of the year.
Robert Robie, Senior Vice President, Global Director of Analytics, FactSet, said: “Financial institutions are looking for choice, quality and value in today’s changing landscape for bond pricing. We are delighted to expand our fixed income coverage with IHS Markit’s pricing data. As well as providing market insight for all our customers, prices from IHS Markit will also feed our Fixed Income Portfolio Analytics module (FIPA) to offer performance attribution and risk calculations to subscribers.”
Adam Kansler, Executive Vice President and head of Financial Markets at IHS Markit, said: “We’re excited to be a premium data provider for FactSet customers, furthering the use of our industry leading datasets among a large, diverse group of financial institutions. There has never been greater need for independent, high quality pricing data on fixed income markets. Our pricing services offer unparalleled ability to access and process observable market data as well as the judgment and experience of our large global team of expert evaluators.”
IHS Markit and FactSet have a long-standing relationship and the Markit iBoxx indexes, Markit PMI and Markit Securities Finance datasets are widely available via FactSet.
IHS Markit’s fixed income pricing service provides independent pricing and liquidity data for fixed income instruments to support risk management, price verification, compliance and trading workflows. The firm’s team of over 100 fixed income expert evaluators aggregates robust transaction data to offer a best in class pricing solution covering over 2.5 million corporate and sovereign bonds, municipal bonds, securitized products, bank loans and CDS.
About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com) IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 key business and government customers, including 85 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.
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