Zurich (PRWEB) November 28, 2011
SunGard has added up-to-date environmental, social and governance (ESG) data for publicly listed companies and projects around the world to its MarketMap global market data terminal via an integration with RepRisk AG. The information gives MarketMap users the ability to identify controversial companies across sectors and countries and to compare companies’ ratings with their peers and their sectors.
Reputational risk plays an important role in helping investors and advisors select investment opportunities. MarketMap will now be able to offer daily screening of thousands of newspapers, online news pages, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), Web sites, blogs, and governmental agencies in 13 languages to help firms identify environmental, social and corporate governance controversies related to publicly traded companies. MarketMap has also integrated the RepRisk Index (RRI) into its terminal, which analyzes and quantifies this information to provide an indicator for global reputational and financial risks for individual companies and sectors.
Robert Jeanbart, executive vice president and global head of market data at SunGard, said, “By adding RepRisk data to MarketMap’s existing company information we are helping customers proactively control financial and reputational risks. ESG data is becoming increasingly important for investors to help ensure long-term performance. ”
About RepRisk AG
RepRisk is the leading provider of dynamic business intelligence on environmental social and governance (ESG) risks. Our analysts focus on monitoring issues, meaning that RepRisk’s business intelligence allows for the identification and assessment of ESG issues, which may present financial, reputational, and ethical risks across an unlimited universe of companies and projects. It can be used by invest¬ment professionals, financial institutions, public policy communications teams, supply chain managers, and compliance managers to manage and mitigate risk in their daily operations. The RepRisk application includes a variety of features enabling clients to monitor risk trends over time, create customized watch lists, tailor alert services, and more. RepRisk plays an integral role in financial risk management, enterprise reputation risk management and compliance with internal and international standards. RepRisk covers 13 languages and its database currently includes over 20,000 companies, 4,500 projects, 3,500 NGOs and 3,000 governmental bodies. It is updated continuously and the number of entities is growing daily.
About SunGard’s MarketMap
SunGard’s MarketMap suite of front-to-back global market data solutions help customers support growth opportunities while managing costs associated with market data. MarketMap provides lightweight market data applications, customizable web components and data feeds, and seamless integration with other SunGard solutions. With data delivered through the SunGard Global Network (SGN) and enriched by best of breed third party sources, MarketMap provides the full breadth of decision support needed for trading, research, risk management, portfolio management and advisory functions within financial institutions, while its sophisticated usage reports help monitor and control data costs in real time.
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