S&P Beefs Up DataManager Offering

April 15, 2009 (PLANSPONSOR.com) - Standard & Poor's has announced what the firm described as a "substantial" enhancement of its Standard & Poor's Securities DataManager product.

According to the announcement, the enhancement will provide users with global terms and conditions data on more than 200,000 non-US fixed income securities. Securities DataManager serves as an integrated fixed income data source that includes more than 2 million US Municipal and US Corporate securities, according to S&P.  

The service replaces manual entry with an automated process and delivers extensive descriptive data. Securities DataManager provides updated securities’ data within 15 minutes of release to address the industry’s need for timely reporting of fixed income securities, according to the firm.

Standard & Poor’s has worked closely with Exchange Data International in developing the non-US data offering. EDI is a provider of back office securities data and administrative data, specializing in the aggregation of Reference and Corporate Actions data, covering more than 200,000 issues from more than 90 countries. This effort leverages Standard & Poor’s knowledge of fixed income securities and EDI’s global data collection skills, resulting in a “comprehensive and dynamic” offering, according to the firm.

For more information about Standard & Poor’s Securities DataManager you can contact Theresa Werner, Director, Product Management, Standard & Poor’s Securities Evaluations, Inc. at 212.438.4570 or by emailTheresa_werner@standardandpoors.com.