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S&P Capital IQ Opens New Offices in Russia and South Africa, Increases Presence in the Netherlands

Thursday, January 31, 2013

S&P Capital IQ Opens New Offices in Russia and South Africa, Increases Presence in the Netherlands10:01 EST Thursday, January 31, 2013LONDON, Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- To better support expanding business is Europe, the Middle East and Africa, S&P Capital IQ, a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics, has announced the establishment of offices in Moscow, Russia, and Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as increased presence in the Netherlands.  S&P Capital IQ's investment decision was based on the recognition of the region's growing capital market needs for local and cross-border financing solutions, in-depth company and security valuations, and risk analysis. "This announcement demonstrates our commitment to serve both local and global investors," said Damian Burleigh, EMEA Managing Director at S&P Capital IQ. "Today's financial professionals face complex choices affected by market, price and counterparty risk, as well as regulation and economic challenges. Our unique suite of products can provide them with the tools to mitigate risk, achieve alpha, enhance models and deliver high quality data solutions for analytics," he commented.The increased presence will increase S&P Capital IQ's ability to provide local sales and technical support for companies that need fundamental research, information, and analytical services.About S&P Capital IQS&P Capital IQ, a business line of The McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, and identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as the S&P Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Capital IQ Valuations, and Compustat; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Markets Intelligence, and company and funds research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need. For more information visit: www.spcapitaliq.com.   © 2012 McGraw-Hill Financial, 20 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5LH Tel: +44 (0)20-7176 3800. All rights reserved. SOURCE S&P Capital IQFor further information: Eleanor Childs, S&P Capital IQ, +44 (0)20 7176 6754, eleanor_childs@spcapitaliq.com