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Moody’s Analytics Acquires Barrie & Hibbert Ltd UK

Moody’s Corporation announced today that it has acquired Barrie & Hibbert Limited,  a leading provider of risk management modeling tools for insurance companies worldwide.  The acquisition was valued at GBP 50 million (USD $77.6 million), and was funded from cash on hand. The acquisition broadens Moody’s Analytics suite of software solutions for the insurance and pension sectors.  With more than ... Read More »

FactSet Fiscal 2012 First Quarter Revenues up 13%

FactSet reported revenue increase of 13% to $196.4 million, compared to the prior year. Operating income for the first quarter rose to $66.8 million from $59.4 million in the same period of fiscal 2011.  Net income advanced to $45.5 million as compared to $41.6 million a year ago. Diluted earnings per share increased to $0.99, up from $0.88 in the ... Read More »

Analytics and Cloud Computing: Businesses Need Solutions to a Specific Business Challenge

BIIA finds the recent FICO Banking Analytics Blog written by James Taylor, CEO of Decision Management Solutions of particular interest:   “Individually, predictive analytics and cloud computing are hot topics in business today. But what’s the potential for the intersection of these two exciting technologies? Based on new research and a recent survey of over 200 professionals, cloud-based predictive analytics are ... Read More »

Moody’s Analytics Acquires Majority Stake in Copal Partners India

Moody’s Corporation announced that it has acquired a majority stake in the companies of Copal Partners. Copal’s companies are among the world’s leading providers of outsourced research and analytical services to institutional customers. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acquisitions complement the broad array of research, data, software and education services offered by Moody’s Analytics, and Copal’s ... Read More »

Big Data: The next Frontier for Innovation, Competition and Productivity

In the past few years all of the pre-conditions for the data revolution have seemingly assembled themselves.  We are getting more skilled in adding value to text through mark up.  Sophisticated taxonomies working in conjunction with refined inference rules add ontologies and create further layers of value.  Big Data is identified as a critical factor in strategic thinking in our ... Read More »

Credit Information Services Revenues Rebound. Indices and Analytical Services Show Strong Double Digit Growth Rates, While Rating Services Declined In Q3.

What a difference three months make.   Moody’s ratings services in Q2 were up over 30%, now they are down 2% y-o-y in Q3.  Standard & Poor’s rating services were up 18% in Q2, now down 1% y-o-y basis in Q3. The double digit growth of indices and analytical services indicates an increasing value in benchmarking services and powerful analytics.   These ... Read More »

McGraw-Hill: Rating Services and Education Services Dent McGraw-Hill’s Q3 Revenue Growth

What a difference three months make!  Analytics, Information and Media lead with strong revenue growth.   Rating Services declined. “Overall, the business performed well despite challenging market conditions in global credit markets and historically low funding levels in the U.S. elementary-high school market. We are still on track for another year of growth in 2011, but we remain cautious over the ... Read More »

IBM to Acquire ALGORITHMICS from Fitch Group

IBM is after Algorithmics in a deal valued US$387 million, that is to bolster its risk management offerings in light of increasing regulation in the financial markets. Algorithmics, founded in 1989, is owned by the Paris-based holding company Fimalac and is a member of the Fitch Group, the company said.  It provides analytics software and advisory services to 25 of ... Read More »

Avalon Named MarkLogic’s Partner of the Year

The Boeing Company, Dods Parliamentary Services, Kaplan Publishing, LexisNexis, and Avalon Consulting, LLC Receive Prestigious Award at 2011 MarkLogic User Conference MarkLogic® Corporation, the company revolutionizing the way organizations leverage unstructured information, today announced the recipients of the 2011 MarkLogic Excellence Awards, the 2011 Lindblad Award, and the 2011 Partner of the Year. The awards were presented this morning at ... Read More »