Enhancements Include Expansion of Security Coverage to Global Structured Securities and U.S. Municipal Bonds
Interactive Data Corporation, a leading provider of independent evaluated pricing and valuation services, today announced the Version 2.0 launch of VantageSM, an innovative Web application that provides transparency into the fixed income market and the Company’s evaluated prices. Vantage improves operational efficiency by combining in-depth market information and sophisticated workflow tools.
In addition to the global corporate and sovereign bonds data already available, Vantage now provides coverage for global structured securities and U.S. municipal bonds. Version 2.0 also delivers dozens of site enhancements that reflect client feedback from asset managers, mutual funds, insurance companies and accounting firms.
By providing clients with seamless access to information, including comprehensive market data context from FINRA/MSRB trades and trade summaries, dealer quotes, and other content, Vantage allows users to perform robust analysis on fixed income securities. Complementing this information is a workflow tool that provides a standardized, controlled environment for price tolerance research, validation and reporting.
Highlights of the Vantage Version 2.0 launch include:
- Expansion of instrument coverage to include more than 2.8 million daily security evaluations
- A Market Depth Indicator: includes a summary view of quotes and trade information available at the time of evaluation, which can provide clients with confidence in the level of market color associated with each evaluation
- An innovative Events panel: provides a convenient source of non-trade and quote information that can impact fixed income pricing
“As the market leader and ‘gold standard’ in evaluated pricing services, Interactive Data is uniquely positioned to offer this intuitive web application that unifies in-depth market information and sophisticated workflow tools, providing our clients with greater transparency into our evaluations,” said Liz Duggan, managing director, Global Evaluations for Interactive Data. “We have extensive insight into market activity and a thorough grasp of our clients’ valuation and compliance workflows. This enables us to help our clients to work faster and smarter, as well as to understand our evaluated prices within the context of a broad mosaic of relevant market information.”
To date, more than 100 financial institutions have participated in the Vantage test program, including leading investment managers, processors, and insurance companies in the U.S., U.K., and Asia- Pacific regions. For more information about Vantage and to request a trial, please visit https://vantage.interactivedata.com/
Interactive Data will continue to expand the transparency, portfolio, and workflow tools available through Vantage. Capabilities to be added in future releases will support a broad range of risk management, trade reconciliation and pre-trade functions.