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Fitch Boosts Information Business With Fitch Connect

Fitch Solutions announces Fitch Connect , a powerful integrated information platform, delivering Fitch Ratings and Research along with Fundamental Financials, economic data and analytics. Fitch Connect enables credit professionals to make risk management decisions with efficiency and ease.

‘Fitch is committed to providing credit professionals with transparent, timely and insightful information,’ said Paul Taylor, President and CEO, Fitch Group. ‘We are strengthening our information business with Fitch Connect, which delivers high quality research and data through a sophisticated and flexible platform.’

Analysis conducted by financial professionals receives more scrutiny today than ever before. Demands from new regulations and internal and external compliance audits are adding pressure on risk managers and IT departments to do more with less. The Fitch Connect platform offers a suite of capabilities such as a web interface, data feed, API and Microsoft Excel add-in which are designed to make it easier for users to access, consume and integrate information into their workflows.

‘We work with credit professionals and bankers every day and have developed a strong understanding of what content and capabilities they need most,’ said Brian Filanowski, Global Head of Product, Fitch Solutions. ‘The Fitch Connect Platform is built using next-generation technology which provides us the ability to quickly respond to our clients’ needs.’

Powered by the same proprietary data used by many of the Fitch Ratings analysts, the Fitch Connect platform offers a robust set of interlinked data and content including:

  • Fundamental Financials – the industry’s most comprehensive and high quality data source for bank fundamental financial content in the industry today. The data set covers 30,000+ public and private banks, 11,600 insurance firms, and economic and forecasting data for the majority of the world’s sovereigns.
  • Fitch Credit Ratings – 9,000 rated entities plus the entire Fitch universe of 1.34 million current and historical credit ratings, including four levels of market sector indexing, and 25 rating types.
  • Fitch Research – independent credit research and market commentary from industry and regional specialists who assess the health of issuers across the world’s capital markets covering 31 countries, 24 sectors and 140,000+ research reports.

All financial data is subject to rigorous quality assurance processes, which provides credit risk managers with the timely and reliable data they need to assess risk. Formerly available from third parties for the last 15 years, Fitch’s Fundamental Financials will now only be offered through Fitch Connect.

About Fitch Solutions

Fitch Solutions is a world-leading provider of credit intelligence and the primary distributor of Fitch Ratings content. Today, 90% of the world’s leading financial institutions, multinational companies, governmental bodies, and consulting firms based in more than 118 countries depend on Fitch content to inform their business decisions. Fitch Solutions is part of Fitch Group. For more information, please see www.fitchsolutions.com .

About Fitch Group

Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings , a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions , a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; BMI Research , an independent provider of country risk and industry analysis specializing in emerging and frontier markets; and Fitch Learning , a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is majority owned by Hearst .

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Fitch Solutions
Media Relations
Hannah James, + 1 646-582-4947 (New York)
hannah.james@fitchratings.com
Athos Larkou, +44 203 530 1549 (London)
athos.larkou@fitchratings.com

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