S&P Capital IQ’s Money Market Directories Increase Coverage of Asian-Pacific Institutional Funds

Hong Kong and New York - 20 August 2012

Newly expanded database includes over 10,000 contacts in Asia, Oceania and the Middle East

S&P Capital IQ’s Money Market Directories (MMD), a leading source of financial research and data on the institutional investor market, announced the expansion of data on Asian-Pacific institutional funds to its online application, MMD WebAccess (www.mmdwebaccess.com). This expanded coverage allows capital-raising professionals and others to directly access information about Asia’s growing and active investment community.

The Asian-Pacific database is offered as either a stand alone product or as part of MMD International, a comprehensive database of institutional funds located in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and South America. This new, regionally-focused reference tool is the latest addition to S&P Capital IQ’s Money Market Directories’ powerhouse of international products, including Global Family Offices, a global database of the ultra high-net worth community of single and multi-family offices and their service providers; and MMD Institutional Consultants, a global database of consulting firms servicing the institutional industry.

“Global and intra-regional investment have increased significantly as Asian and other investors accelerate their search for good opportunities worldwide, comments Jay Zachter, managing director at S&P Capital IQ. “The expansion of our Asia/Pacific coverage is just one of many steps S&P Capital IQ has taken to raise awareness of these opportunities and foster relationships between institutional managers and investors internationally.”

S&P Capital IQ’s MMD WebAccess is an online tool that offers clients access to data on global institutional investors, such as pension plan sponsors, endowments, foundations, family offices, sovereign wealth funds and their investment managers and service providers. Users have the ability to run customized searches by selecting from categories that include asset size, type of institution, key contacts, external relationships with investment managers, consultants and custodians, asset allocations by plan type and more. The global S&P Capital IQ MMD database is maintained by a dedicated research staff and contains over 86,000 pension plans, endowments and foundations from over 100 countries around the world. In addition, it includes 2,000 investment consultant branches, 27,000 investment management and advisory firms, 4,800 global family offices and their service providers.

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