Standard & Poor's Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS) has launched a valuation and risk strategies group.
FIRMS, a research unit of S&P that is separate from the ratings group, formed the group to provide investors with a cross-market approach to assessing risk and value in portfolios, the company says.
The group's core competencies include securities evaluations; valuation scenario services; and market, credit and risk strategies.
FIRMS says the securities evaluations provide independent, market-derived price evaluations on approximately 3 million fixed-income and structured finance securities daily. The valuation scenario services, launched last year, offer assessments of structured finance portfolios under a range of different assumptions and economic scenarios.
Available to S&P's customers globally through the S&P Global Credit Portal, the valuation and risk strategies group resources incorporate a range of research, data and analytics, and offerings will address
securities throughout the U.S., EMEA and Asia-Pacific regions, the company says.
SOURCE: Standard & Poor's