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S&P Global Launches Marketplace for Discovering Data Solutions

Looking for a data platform that offers the opportunity to explore, discover, and evaluate new datasets in a seamless and intuitive way? The newly launched S&P Global Marketplace may be a good option for you.

S&P Global is a provider of credit ratings, benchmarks, and analytics in the global capital and commodity markets, offering ESG solutions, deep data, and insights on critical business factors. In a modern digital experience, its Marketplace grants access to a robust catalog of datasets from across all four S&P Global divisions (Ratings, Market Intelligence, Dow Jones Indices, and Platts) and select third-party alternative data.

Marketplace features an array of proprietary S&P Global data, including the recently launched ESG Scores, Machine Readable Filings, and Platts Market Data. At launch, the platform offers 85 data and solution options for clients.

A suite of solutions from Kensho Technologies ― a provider of next-generation analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and data visualization systems, acquired by S&P Global in 2018 ― will also be available to clients via Marketplace to help manage big data challenges such as linking and transcription.

"[The] Marketplace brings to bear the best of S&P Global, Kensho ,and select third-party data for our clients," said Martina Cheung, President of S&P Global Market Intelligence.

"This cross-divisional effort demonstrates S&P Global's ongoing commitment to provide actionable insights to the market, and coupled with the strength of our data, research, and capabilities, gives clients the essential intelligence needed to make decisions with conviction," said Cheung.

Marketplace features the following new and/or enhanced solutions and datasets:

  • Proprietary and curated third-party alternative datasets that have been selected by the company and are structured and linked to create seamless data packages; they can be readily ingested into a market participant's workflow, investment models, and visualization tools.

  • Solutions such as Kensho Link, which enables users to combine and organize disparate company datasets, and Kensho Scribe, an end-to-end speech recognition solution specifically optimized for the finance and business community.

  • Streamlined access to enhanced data management solutions and research, including sample data, data dictionaries, code libraries, data visualizations, and proprietary research.

"The launch of Marketplace builds on S&P Global Market Intelligence's expertise in creating and delivering differentiated data to the market," said Warren Breakstone, Chief Product Officer for Data Management Solutions, S&P Global Market Intelligence.

"As our clients continue to navigate through uncharted waters in unprecedented times, Marketplace provides seamless access to high-quality datasets that are pre-linked and structured, enriched with research and data dictionaries, further enhanced with Kensho solutions, all available through the distribution channel of choice. Clients now have the ability to quickly begin their analysis, save time on data prep, while gaining more insight to make informed decisions," said Breakstone.

With the launch of Marketplace, the company aims to make its data more discoverable and easier to explore and evaluate. New and recently introduced S&P Global datasets available on the platform include the following:

  • Trucost environmental data which includes the carbon and water footprints of 15,000 companies

  • Panjiva supply chain intelligence with coverage spanning over one billion shipment records from 16 countries and 13 million company-to-company relationships

  • SNL sector coverage of proprietary sector and asset level data that is traditionally available on the Market Intelligence Platform including Financial Institutions Group (FIG), Metals & Mining, Energy ,and Real Estate datasets

  • S&P Global ESG Scores, which provide sustainability scores of over 7,000 companies with full history dating back to 2013, based on the globally recognized SAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment (CSA)

  • Alpha Factor Library with access to more than 500 stock selection and industry specific signals spanning seminal academic literature and the latest practitioner expertise

  • Textual Data Analytics comprised of 39+ sentiment and behavioral metrics based on earnings call transcripts derived from Natural Language Processing for over 11,000 active companies

Third-party alternative data is available and combined with proprietary data, including:

  • Real Estate Foot Traffic data via collaboration with AirSage

  • Alternative Asset Fund Performance data via collaboration with Preqin

  • Asia-Pacific investor event coverage via collaboration with SCRIPTS Asia

  • Machine Readable Filings via collaboration with Social Market Analytics

In addition, the platform includes access to Global Market Intelligence's flagship datasets such as S&P Capital IQ Fundamentals, GICS, Compustat, Global Ratings, and Capital IQ Estimates. The company said new datasets and solutions will be added regularly.

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