New Service Helps Investors Determine Intrinsic Value of Complex Securities

New York, NY – January 14, 2008 – Standard & Poor’s, the leading provider of financial market intelligence, has announced the launch of Valuation Scenario Services for Structured Asset Portfolios, a new service to help investors evaluate the intrinsic value of structured assets and complex securities. The new service is provided by Standard & Poor’s Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS) business, which offers a range of analytics that give investors greater context around asset pricing and the detailed relationships between counterparties and obligors. FIRMS is already working with a number of central banks, regulatory and industry bodies, as well as investors, to help them value complex and illiquid securities.

The Valuation Scenario Services launch announcement was made at a conference in New York to unveil Standard & Poor’s new Ratings Direct credit portal. Source: Standard & Poor’s

BIIA Newsletter January – 2009 Issue