SOURCE: Interactive Data Corporation

Interactive Data Corporation

February 21, 2012 05:00 ET

Interactive Data Enhances Primeterminal With ESG Content

Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance Data Now Available Through Strategic Alliance With RepRisk

ZURICH, SWITZERLAND--(Marketwire - Feb 21, 2012) - Interactive Data Corporation (www.interactivedata.com), a leading provider of financial market data, analytics and related solutions, has announced that its Managed Solutions business has contracted with RepRisk AG, the leading provider of Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) business intelligence, to expand the content available via PrimeTerminal Professional. PrimeTerminal is Interactive Data's flexible real-time financial market data terminal which supports financial advisors and wealth managers and is used by numerous major European private and retail banks.

RepRisk's quantitative reputational risk indicators for individual companies and sectors, including current and historical data for the past two years, are now available via PrimeTerminal. This information can be displayed in comprehensive overviews, which can be opened by context-sensitive navigation from a stock quote.

Users will also be able to access ESG positions and views published by a wide range of sources, including global, regional and local media, NGOs, government agencies, community groups, academics, think-tanks and social media. This enables financial professionals to better track the environmental, social, governance, and reputational risk exposure of companies worldwide and facilitate assessment of ESG information when recommending portfolio constituents for their clients, whilst supporting compliance to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment (UNPRi) and any ethical internal policies.

"Investors are increasingly sensitive regarding the reputation of companies within their portfolios in terms of their environmental and social responsibility," says Dr. Matthias Paul, Global Managing Director, Interactive Data Managed Solutions. "By adding RepRisk information to our data range, we support our customers, such as Swiss Bank Sarasin, who focus on sustainability in their private banking investments. Advisors are now able to more effectively and consistently monitor ESG and related reputational risk issues for their clients to help them adjust their decision-making processes accordingly."

"Interactive Data has taken an important step in providing its users with powerful tools that can be used to identify and monitor environmental, social and governance risks that could potentially lead to outcry from stakeholders, cause reputational damage, and have negative financial impacts," says Dr. Philipp Aeby, RepRisk CEO. "The incorporation of RepRisk business intelligence will help keep clients abreast of ESG issues. Since the information available from RepRisk may significantly differ from the information and views published by the companies in question, critical balance and perspective is added to the ESG risk assessment process, which will help them to make better informed decisions related to their investments and business relationships."

PrimeTerminal will offer users the flexibility to directly access the RepRisk content and tailor it to meet their individual application, needs and interest areas. Users will have the ability to integrate the current RepRisk company indicator content with any watch list or portfolio view, sort by RepRisk indicator, and compare Rep Risk proprietary ESG risk scores across peer groups. This may be used, for example, to identify a company with low reputational risk exposure in a specific sector. Additionally, full reports can be obtained on individual companies, which contain the information collected and analyzed by RepRisk over the course of the past five years.

About Interactive Data Corporation
Interactive Data Corporation is a trusted leader in financial information. Thousands of financial institutions and active traders, as well as hundreds of software and service providers, subscribe to our fixed income evaluations, reference data, real-time market data, trading infrastructure services, fixed income analytics, desktop solutions and web-based solutions. Interactive Data's offerings support clients around the world with mission-critical functions, including portfolio valuation, regulatory compliance, risk management, electronic trading and wealth management. Interactive Data is headquartered in Bedford, Massachusetts and has over 2,500 employees in offices worldwide.

For more information about Interactive Data please visit: www.interactivedata.com

About RepRisk:
RepRisk is a leading provider of dynamic business intelligence on environmental, social and governance risks. RepRisk's business intelligence facilitates identification and assessment of environmental, social and governance issues that may present financial, reputational, and ethical risks across a wide range of companies and projects.

It can be used by Boards of Companies, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Investment Officers, Heads of Legal and Directors of Marketing for strategic risk management. Tactically, it can be used by investment professionals, financial institutions, public policy communications teams, supply chain managers, and compliance managers to manage and mitigate risk in their daily operations. The RepRisk application includes a variety of features enabling clients to monitor risk trends over time, create customized watch lists, tailor alert services, and more. The RepRisk tool plays an integral role in financial risk management, enterprise reputation risk management and compliance with internal and international standards.

RepRisk covers all major business languages and its database currently includes over 21,000 companies, and almost 5,000 projects, 4,000 NGOs and 3,500 governmental bodies. It is updated continuously and the number of entities is growing daily.

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