S&P and RIMES provide credit ratings data to investors

Standard & Poor’s, a leading provider of financial market intelligence, announced it will provide its premier credit ratings data to RIMES Technologies and its customers, highlighting the financial services industry’s increasing demand for credit ratings information.

RIMES Technologies, a leading integrator of financial data for the international investment community, has expanded its portfolio of data with Standard & Poor’s Issue & Issuer Credit Ratings covering the universe of Global Issuers, Structured Finance, and Public Finance sectors. RIMES clients will be able to access Standard & Poor’s credit ratings via the RIMES Desktop, either through RIMES Online, which provides browser-based access to pre- formatted reports, or through RIMES RTXLNET, which turns Excel into a data and analytics browser. Standard & Poor’s credit ratings will also be available via RIMES SmartFiles(C), a custom file service which feeds data directly into any applicable system, in any file format.

“Investment professionals continually insist on having more information at their fingertips no matter what the platform or interface they use,” said Charles Warburton, Director of Product Management for S&P. “Through our RatingsXpress data feed delivery, Standard & Poor’s can provide precise insight with our credit ratings to RIMES clients through the variety of accessible tools that RIMES offers.”

Christian Fauvelais, Chief Executive Officer and Co-President of RIMES Technologies, said, “RIMES recognizes the need for our clients to have access to the very best data available to support their investment decisions. In particular, we believe that Standard & Poor’s credit ratings provide exceptional insight through its objectivity and intellectual rigour.”

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