31 Jul 2017 12:00

Interfax has obtained rights to distribute S&P Global Ratings‘ credit ratings in Russia

Interfax Group, an acknowledged leader in the Russian information market in the B2B segment, and S&P Global Market Intelligence, provider of market data and analytical information, have signed a cooperation agreement granting Interfax the right to distribute ratings assigned by S&P Global Ratings in the Russian market through EFiR terminals and the Ru Data system. As a result, their subscribers will obtain the latest information on 78,000 securities and 9,000 companies that have online S&P Global ratings.

"Our partnership with Interfax will provide to the Russian financial market participants broad access to information about credit ratings issued by S&P Global Ratings for more than 20 years, and offer them a tool that risk managers and financial analysts worldwide use to make a weighted risk assessment," said Maxim Modenov, Deputy Director for Development at S&P Global Market Intelligence.

"For a number of years, Interfax has been developing professional information systems that help companies to operate in the financial and commodity markets, manage risks, and take investment decisions. The cooperation agreement with S&P Global Market Intelligence is another important step in this direction. Thanks to this agreement, our clients will have access to a "complete package" of global credit analytics in line with the rules of rating distribution set by the rights holders," emphasized Sergey Yakovlev, Deputy CEO at Interfax.

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit www.spglobal.com/marketintelligence.

S&P Global Ratings, also a division of S&P Global Inc., is the world‘s leading provider of credit ratings. We have more than 1 million credit ratings on government, corporate, financial sector, and structured finance entities and securities. With more than 150 years‘ experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

Interfax is the largest information group in the CIS, an acknowledged leader of the Russian information market in the B2B sector. It creates professional information systems that help companies work on financial and commodity markets, make investment decisions, manage risks, organize external communications, and meet regulatory requirements. The most popular Interfax services are SPARK (verification of counterparties and risk management), EFiR (analytics terminal and estimation of financial risks), SPARK-MARKETING (analysis of commodity markets, customers, and suppliers), e-Disclosure.ru (center of information disclosure on the stock market), SCAN (mass media analysis and monitoring), ASTRA (analytical solution to meet Russian legal requirements on transfer pricing), and X-Compliance (solution for complex verification of customers in terms of anti-money-laundering and combating the financing of terrorism), alongside other services.