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Moody’s Q2 Results 2012 Buoyed by Analytics

Moody’s reported revenue of $640.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2012, up 6% from $605.2 million for the second quarter of 2011.  Operating income grew only by 3%. Global revenue for Moody’s Investors Service (MIS) for the second quarter of 2012 was $441.2 million, about flat to the prior-year period. Global revenue for Moody’s Analytics (MA) for ... Read More »

McGraw-Hill Companies Q2 Revenues Decreased by 1% – EPS Increased by 11% Driven by Cost Reduction

The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) reported revenue of $1,547 million in the second quarter, a decrease of 1% compared to the same period last year, as a result of a 5% increase at McGraw-Hill Financial and a 12% decline at McGraw-Hill Education. Net income from continuing operations increased 2% to $216 million and diluted earnings per share increased 11% to ... Read More »

Experian Reports Solid Growth in Q1 driven by US and Latin America – For BIIA Members Only

Experian reported their Q1 results for the period April 01 2012 to 30th June 2012 on 13th July, showing strong growth at constant exchange rates across all regions*. The appreciation of the Brazilian Real against the US dollar in particular however dragged the headline growth down to 7%. In North America, growth in Credit Services (9%) and Decision Analytics (18%) ... Read More »

Connotate on the Growth Path – Opens office in the UK

A Leading Provider of Data Monitoring and Collection Solutions Initiates Strategic Expansion Connotate, Inc. announced record growth in second quarter 2012 revenues, with bookings increasing by more than 40 percent compared to the first quarter 2012. This marks the second consecutive quarter of record growth for the company.  As a privately-held, venture-backed software firm, Connotate does not release specific revenue ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Launches First Commercial Credit Risk Model

The model increases accuracy in predicting which firms most/least likely to come under financial distress Thomson Reuters, announced that it has introduced the first commercial credit risk model to measure corporate financial health by quantitatively analyzing text. The StarMine Text Mining Credit Risk Model (TMCR) assesses the credit risk of publicly traded companies by analyzing the text in various documents. ... Read More »

FICO Decision Optimizer 6.3 Reduces Time To Create Customer Strategies For Mitigating Risk And Increasing Profitability

FICO (NYSE: FICO), announced the availability of FICO Decision Optimizer 6.3. This proven decision management tool applies advanced analytics to individual customer-level decisions to achieve the best tradeoff among competing portfolio goals, such as risk and profitability. Version 6.3 delivers breakthrough capabilities for rapidly and flexibly creating deployable business strategies in the form of decision trees, decision graphs or decision ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Announces Acquisition of Credit Market Analysis Limited from CME Group

S&P Capital IQ boldly states in its announcement: “Together with Recent Acquisitions of Risk Analytics Leader R2 Financial Technologies and Low-Latency Data Provider QuantHouse, Purchase Solidifies S&P Capital IQ’s Leadership Role Among Providers Of Financial Information Solutions.” S&P Capital IQ, a business line of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE: MHP) offering global multi-asset class data solutions, market research and portfolio risk analytics to ... Read More »

FICO and Adacom Partner to Deliver Advanced Solutions for Insurance Companies in Latin America

Partnership combines leading-edge rules engine with IT and market knowledge FICO (NYSE:FICO), announced a partnership agreement with Chilean company Adacom, aimed at delivering advanced decision management solutions to insurance companies in Latin America. Starting immediately, Adacom will work with FICO to implement FICO™ Blaze Advisor™ business rules management system for insurance companies in Chile and Peru, with a planned expansion ... Read More »

Experian Launches New Telecommunications Customer Management Service

Experian launched a comprehensive suite of customer management services for telecommunications operators at its International Telecommunications Forum in Rome. Experian’s latest innovation for the telecommunications sector brings together data, software and analytics from across the business to help operators successfully tackle the major challenges they face, from improving acquisition to reducing churn. It is available throughout Europe, the Middle East ... Read More »

Verisk Analytics to Acquire Aspect Loss Prevention to Enhance Retail Loss Prevention

Verisk Analytics, Inc. announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Minneapolis-based Aspect Loss Prevention, a leading provider of loss prevention software and analytic solutions to the retail, entertainment, and food industries. Throughout the United States and parts of Europe and Asia, Aspect has saved customers significant amounts of money attributed to internal theft through its state-of-the-art exception-based reporting and ... Read More »

L2C Secures Strategic Investment from Core Innovation Capital

Funding from Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI) Partner to Accelerate Growth in 2012 L2C, Inc., a consumer scoring and analytics company offering standard and customized analytical solutions for the consumer credit industry, announced today the closing of a strategic investment by Core Innovation Capital, the investment partner of the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI). The financing will be ... Read More »

Coalition Development Ltd Acquired by CRISIL

CRISIL is world’s largest provider of equity and fixed income research services. CRISIL is a subsidiary of Standard & Poor’s Coalition is a leading analytics and business intelligence provider to the global financial services industry Coalition Development Ltd, a privately-held London head- quartered analytics company, announces today that it has reached an agreement to be acquired by CRISIL, a subsidiary ... Read More »

S&P’s CRISIL To Acquire Coalition, UK-Based Analytics Firm

The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. announced that CRISIL, a division of Standard & Poor’s and a leading provider of ratings, research and risk services, has signed an agreement to acquire Coalition Development Ltd. (Coalition), a privately-held U.K. analytics company, and its subsidiaries.  Coalition provides high-end analytics to leading global investment banks and other financial services firms.  Coalition will be part of ... Read More »

The Case for Continuous and Systematic Monitoring of Business Relationships

As business relationships continue to expand globally and in complexity, monitoring and analyzing business partners and clients takes on added importance. Portfolios are increasingly diverse and comprised of partners from all corners of the globe, each of whom, can have a direct impact on credit default risk. The business environment is mandating cost reductions interestingly at a time when proactive ... Read More »