S&P Valuation and Risk Strategies today announced the launch of powerful new analytics and data capabilities for investors in publicly-financed securities.  Financial Statement Data and S&P Indices® join RatingsDirect® Public Finance on S&P’s Global Credit Portal® investor analytics platform.  Together, these credit analysis tools allow market participants to gain in-depth insight into the creditworthiness of debt securities issued by state and local governments, government-owned facilities, public authorities and agencies.   Source:  Standard & Poor’s