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RatingsDirect® Launches New Data Visualization Feature

Collaboration with Plot.ly provides visually intuitive ways for end users to receive data and information

Aug 01, 2017 / 09:00 AM
New York

S&P Global Market Intelligence announced today the latest enhancement to its RatingsDirect® (RD) platform. A new page called Monitor will feature visually interactive and intuitive ways for end users to receive information that is relevant to the companies in their investment and counterparty portfolios. Clients can calibrate their watchlist along four multi-dimensional attributes to gauge credit risk against market value. Users can click on corporate issuers, shown in spherical graphical format, to find relevant news, ratings, research, and financial and market data. To build this feature, S&P Global Market Intelligence partnered with Plot.ly, a technical computing company that specializes in data visualization.

“Monitor allows end-users to boost surveillance capabilities with easy access to valuable content from S&P Global Market Intelligence and S&P Global Ratings,” said Paul Hsi, Managing Director and Head of Credit Solutions at S&P Global Market Intelligence. “This innovative data visualization upgrade is essential for our customers to stay on top of company developments and evolving credit risk, and to make more informed and actionable decisions to meet their needs. We partnered with Plot.ly, a leader in this space, to pioneer a visual format that lets clients see in an instant what used to take multiple steps, and time, to pinpoint.”

Monitor offers RD users dynamically visual means to view credit ratings and market data across the spectrum of corporate issuers. Relevant market content is immediately posted to names in the Monitor so clients can more easily meet their portfolio monitoring needs for public and rated corporate issuers across the globe. Additional features and client benefits include:

  • Seamless synchronization to user’s portfolio watch List
  • S&P Global Market Intelligence and S&P Global Ratings content on one screen for rated publicly-traded companies
  • Dynamic bubble charts for risk/return and relative analysis across user-selected attributes
  • Push notifications for surveillance on ratings actions, research updates, news, market price movements and financial estimates
  • Monitoring of equity and credit market signals

To learn more about Monitor on RatingsDirect on the Capital IQ platform, please click here

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