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MSCI Expands Analytics Using IHS Markit Pricing and Reference Data

Posted: 2 November 2016  |  Source: MSCI

MSCI Inc. (NYSE: MSCI) today announced it is enhancing its existing syndicated loan risk analytics offering by integrating IHS Markit’s industry-leading bank loan pricing, index and reference data. The expanded offering will provide asset managers and investors who hold syndicated loans in a multiasset class portfolio with an integrated view of risk by incorporating loan-specific risk factors into MSCI’s suite of multi-asset class risk and performance analytics tools.

“We are pleased to add IHS Markit industry-leading loan data as we develop our new syndicated loan risk model.” said Peter Zangari, Global Head of MSCI Analytics “This new capability aims to address clients’ demands for integrating syndicated loan risk analytics into our multi-asset class risk and performance analytics offering.”

IHS Markit is an industry leader in bank loan data covering the $1 trillion loan market. MSCI’s syndicated loan risk analytics will integrate IHS Markit’s current corporate actions, terms and conditions, pricing data, loan indexes and unique loan identifiers, LoanX IDs. The analytics will be delivered through MSCI’s risk management applications and, over time, IHS Markit’s Wall Street Office offering.

Kiet Tran, Managing Director and head of fixed income pricing at IHS Markit said, “Our industry-leading loan data are premium fuel for the risk engine designed by MSCI. Combining IHS Markit’s domain expertise in loans with MSCI’s expertise in analytics gives investors the advanced toolset they need to gain a holistic view of risk in the loan market, respond to changing market conditions and comply with risk-focused regulation.”

Representatives from both firms will be available to discuss the combined data and analytics at the 21st LSTA Annual Conference in New York City beginning November 3rd.

MSCI is a top 5 risk management technology firm according to the 2015 RiskTech100®, a study of risk and compliance technology companies by Chartis and was awarded Best Sell-Side Market Risk Product for RiskManager, its scalable multi-asset class risk management platform, in the 2016 Waters Technology Sell-Side Technology Awards.