Standard & Poorâs, the leading provider of financial market intelligence, and ICAP plc, the worldâs premier interdealer broker, today announced an agreement to offer ICAPâs global market data to Standard & Poorâs clients. Standard & Poorâs Securities Evaluations will provide the ICAP data through MasterFeed, its consolidated securities reference data and end-of-day pricing feed service.
Standard & Poorâs is enriching its evaluations with ICAP data in response to growing demands from clients who deal with complex global, multi-asset class instruments, including Asian and European credit derivatives, Asian government bonds and other fixed income products. Access to ICAPâs comprehensive and authoritative pricing data can help Standard & Poorâs clients improve overall portfolio management and risk assessment.
âThis agreement gives our clients a single delivery source of market pricing from ICAP, a market leader in interest rate, credit, and derivatives products,â says J.R. Rieger, Vice President of Global Evaluations for Standard & Poorâs. âAs a result of this enhancement, clients can leverage both Standard & Poorâs and ICAPâs data to meet increased internal and external demand for comprehensive, transparent market coverage and consistent pricing.â
ICAP, the worldâs premier interdealer broker, sets the standard for global market information and commentary for professionals in the international financial markets. Derived from ICAPâs global daily average transaction volumes in excess of $1 trillion, ICAPâs unique data represents pricing across a wide range of asset classes, time zones and financial instruments.
âIn todayâs global business environment, independent sources of data are key to making effective choices and developing successful solutions for evolving regulatory requirements,â says John Nixon, Director of Global Market Data Services for ICAP. âWe are pleased to provide Standard & Poorâs customers with consistent pricing across all over-the-counter instruments to help support their complex evaluations and investment activities.â
The ICAP end-of-day pricing available in MasterFeed includes: Asian Interest Rate Derivatives, Credit Derivatives, and Money Markets; European Credit Derivatives, Money Markets, Fixed Income, Interest Rate Derivatives; Japanese Government Bonds; Global Foreign Exchange; and U.S. Money Markets, Credit Derivatives, and Interest Rate Derivatives.
A market leader in pricing fixed-income and illiquid securities, Standard & Poorâs has provided independent multi-asset class pricing for more than 35 years. With extended coverage of high yield bonds and complex structured products, such as CDs, interest rate swaps, credit default swaps, CDOs, CLOs and European structured finance bonds, Standard & Poorâs supports customersâ diverse pricing and evaluation needs.