RiskMetrics Adds Japan Credit Data

September 3, 2002 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - The RiskMetrics Group has added data on Japanese firms to its Credit Grades product.

The company said it decided to broaden its Japan offerings after receiving a significant amount of Internet traffic on its Web site ( www.creditgrades.com ) from that country.

RickMetrics announced in a press release it planned to add more Asian data this fall and extensions to North American and European coverage by YE 2002.

The product is used in determining credit quality of public companies based on observable market quantities such as equity price history and balance sheet information and a standard set of model assumptions.