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Harold McGraw III to Become Chairman Emeritus of McGraw Hill Financial

The Board of Directors of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) today announced that Harold (“Terry”) McGraw III informed the Board of his decision not to stand for re-election as a director at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to take place on April 29, 2015.  In recognition of Mr. McGraw’s many significant contributions to McGraw Hill Financial, the Board of Directors will confer upon ... Read More »

McGraw Hill Financial Q3 2014 Revenue Up 10%

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. reported third quarter 2014 results with revenue of $1.26 billion, an increase of 10% compared to the same period last year. Net income and diluted earnings per share from continuing operations were $188 million and $0.68, respectively. Adjusted net income from continuing operations increased 31% to $281 million and adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing ... Read More »

Crisil India Launches First Index for Inflation-Linked Government Bonds

The Indian unit of Standard & Poor’s, Crisil Research, will launch Inflation-Indexed Government Securities Index (CRISIL IIGS Index), a first for the Indian bond market. CRISIL IIGS Index will track a portfolio of inflation-linked securities issued by India. The researchhouse said the index will provide market participants with an appropriate and easily accessible benchmark to measure and analyze the performance of such securities. Source: International Business Times Read More »

S&P Dow Jones Indices and the Lima Stock Exchange Announce Indexing Agreement

Agreement Includes Global Index Licensing, Marketing, Distribution, and Management of all BVL Indices All BVL Indices to be Co-Branded “S&P” including a new version of the flagship IGBVL index and a new blue chip index soon to be launched. S&P DJI Continues its Expansion in Latin America S&P Dow Jones Indices (“S&P DJI”) announced that, as part of its strategic ... Read More »

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Invests in Weiss Residential Research LLC

KBRA Analytics, Inc. announced a recent investment in Weiss Residential Research LLC (WRR).  The partnership will provide end users with an abundant, credit worthy amount of information. Weiss Residential Research’s proprietary technology optimizes housing market decisions. Weiss’ technology has calculated property specific price indexes for over 45 million homes, far more than alternative index databases. The increased resolution of the ... Read More »

McGraw Hill Financial Reports Q2 2014 Revenues Up by 8%

McGraw Hill Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MHFI) reported second quarter 2014 results with revenue of $1.35 billion, an increase of 8% compared to the same period last year.  Taking into consideration the sale of Aviation Week as well as the sale of Financial Communications and the shutdown of several small products within S&P Capital IQ, organic revenue increased 9%. Net income ... Read More »

Thomson Reuters Acquires UBS Convertible Indices

Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of the UBS Convertible Indices – a widely used benchmark in the convertible bond market. The UBS Convertible Indices will be renamed the Thomson Reuters Convertible Indices and integrated with existing Thomson Reuters products and services for the convertible ... Read More »

S&P Dow Jones Indices Expands its Factor Index Family by Launching Low Beta and Intrinsic Value Weighted Indices

Launch broadens existing Factor-Based Index family S&P Dow Jones Indices (SPDJI) announced the launch of two comprehensive global factor index families:  S&P Low Beta indices and S&P Intrinsic Value Weighted indices. These new index families are designed to serve as benchmarks or investable solutions that seek to reflect the respective factor strategy. Factor indices are strategy indices that seek to ... Read More »

Australian Political Risk Index Launched

The index was released on Wednesday for the first time and reveals that the political and policy environment has been highly volatile since the election of the Abbott Government in September 2013 and is likely to remain that way into the foreseeable future. The Political Monitor Australian Political Risk Index is a proprietary index that tracks political and policy uncertainty on a daily basis ... Read More »

S&P Capital IQ Extends Real Time Solutions to Hong Kong

S&P Capital IQ Real-Time Solutions is extending its QuantFEED and QuantLINK solutions through Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing’s (HKEx) Orion programme. The new service provides participants with faster access to both trading platform and market data services.  Source:  Theasset.com Chief Executive Officer Alex Matturri stated in a recent interview that S&P Dow Jones Indices is seeking cooperation with Asian and Latin American ... Read More »

NASDAQ, S&P on Prowl for Index Acquisitions

Nasdaq OMX Group (NDAQ) and S&P Dow Jones Indices are shopping for acquisitions to bolster their index offerings in what could be a sign of an imminent wave of consolidation for indexing space. Executives from both companies “told Reuters in recent interviews that they would be interested in looking at bidding on index businesses that come to market. Nasdaq now ... Read More »