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The Wharton School and S&P Capital IQ Partner to Provide Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Credit Ratings via WRDS
|By Business Wire
|June 24, 2014 09:33 AM EDT
Research Data Services (WRDS), the leading comprehensive,
internet-based data research service, announces the addition of the Standard
& Poor’s Ratings Services Credit Ratings to its data offerings.
WRDS, a part of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania,
provides 30,000 users in 33 countries instant access to over 200
terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting,
Banking, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Marketing and Statistics.
WRDS is pleased to be the first institutional partner to bring Standard
& Poor’s Ratings Services’ renowned credit ratings to the research
community. WRDS subscribers can now access global ratings content
through WRDS’ flexible delivery options including web queries, the WRDS
cloud and WRDS client server using PC SAS, Matlab, Stata, Python and R.
This new partnership allows WRDS subscribers to link and pull data from
a variety of content sets including CompanyID, GVKEY, CUSIP, ISIN, CIK,
and Ticker, with results for current and historic periods.
“WRDS is very excited to be able to offer our users S&P Ratings Services
Credit Ratings. The depth and breadth of this data is a terrific
addition to our offerings,” said Robert Zarazowski, Senior Director of
WRDS continues to expand its data offerings and capacities to fully
serve the growing and increasingly complex financial data sectors.
Through Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services Credit Ratings, subscribers
can access approximately 9,000 global issuers, 600 sovereign,
international public finance and government entities, and 11,000
structured finance transactions back to 1922.
“With Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services renowned credit ratings
available through WRDS, the research community can now gather their
research in one place,” said Andy Halula, Vice President – Client
Development, S&P Capital IQ. “S&P Capital IQ has opened one of the
industry’s largest databases of current and historical credit ratings
where users can access extensive descriptive information including, but
not limited to, regulatory information, credit watch and outlook.”
About S&P Capital IQ
Capital IQ, a business line of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE:MHFI), is
a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and
analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks,
investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities
around the world. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to
help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and
investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies.
Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global
Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions
such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations; and research offerings, including
Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company
and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into
the wisdom today’s investors need. For more information visit: www.spcapitaliq.com
Research Data Services (WRDS) is the leading data research platform
and business intelligence tool for over 30,000 corporate, academic,
government and nonprofit clients at over 350 institutions in 33
countries. WRDS provides the user with one location to access over 200
terabytes of data across multiple disciplines including Accounting,
Banking, Economics, Finance, Insurance, Marketing, and Statistics.
Flexible data delivery options include a powerful web query method that
reduces research time, the WRDS Cloud for executing research and
strategy development, and the WRDS client server using PCSAS, Matlab,
Python and R. Our Analytics team, doctoral-level support and rigorous
data review and validation give clients the confidence to tailor
research within complex databases and create a wide range of reliable
From partnerships with data vendors, to our own tools including the WRDS
SEC Analytics Suite, to develop custom-tailored datasets from all
SEC filings, parsing millions of regulatory reports, WRDS
Quant Alpha, a powerful tool to discover and test unknown stock
anomalies, and the Wharton School’s OTIS,
an online trading and investment simulator — WRDS is the global gold
standard in data management and research, all backed by the credibility
and leadership of the Wharton School.
About the Wharton School
Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school, the Wharton
School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized globally for
intellectual leadership and ongoing innovation across every major
discipline of business education. With a broad global community and one
of the most published business school faculties, Wharton creates
economic and social value around the world. The School has 5,000 undergraduate,
MBA, and doctoral
students; more than 9,000 participants in executive
education programs annually and a powerful alumni
network of 92,000 graduates.
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