RIMES, the award-winning provider of managed data services for the buy-side, today announced the addition of several new real estate-focused indices to the RIMES Reference Data Service (RIMES RDS). The addition follows the expansion of RIMES’ private equity index roster earlier this year as part of the provider’s ongoing roll-out of new alternative asset data sources (e.g. real estate, private equity, strategy indices) in response to the buy-side’s growing data demands.
With investment in alternative assets growing at a rapid rate, particularly in recent years, this type of data is increasingly important to the buy-side. It often has to be sourced directly from investment banks or brokers, property advisors, private equity firms and hedge funds. RIMES RDS addresses the management of these direct data sources.
According to Lucia Gamez, Vice President, Head of Content Management-Americas, RIMES, “As the buy-side introduces more complex and alternative strategies in the ongoing pursuit of investment returns, firms require data that is accurate, complete and appropriate. As displayed by the new data sources introduced this year, RIMES continues to evolve to meet growing buy-side demand as firms further explore alternative investments in real estate, private equity and other opportunities.”
The latest additions come from these RIMES data partners: ANREV Indices, INREV Indices, Investment Property Databank, National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries Indices and Thomson Reuters/GPR Real Estate Indices. In total, RIMES now offers 18 real estate–focused data sources from 11 different data partners and four private equity-focused sources from Cambridge Associates, LPX, PREQIN and S&P Dow Jones Indices.
These data sources are available via RIMES RDS which offer immediate access to a universe of reference data including 800 data sources and 200 data partners, covering alternatives and all others asset classes. RIMES delivers a data management structure that empowers firms with a fully manageable service to quickly and easily add new data. In addition, RIMES also combines this service with RIMES Data Governance Service (RIMES DGS) to ensure best practice and improve workflows.
Al Ferrari, SVP, Global Marketing for RIMES, explains, “With demand for alternative asset data sources growing rapidly, the RIMES team is proud to continue to deliver data that is unparalleled in terms of coverage and quality to buy-side firms.”