GlobalCapital again recognizes IHS Markit for global leadership in
derivatives pricing, valuation and indices
LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), a world leader in critical information,
analytics and solutions, today announced that it was named Risk
Management, Pricing & Valuations Provider of the Year and Index
Administration & Benchmark Services Provider of the Year at the 2018 GlobalCapital
Global Derivatives Awards.
“In its work in index administration, IHS Markit is taking a lead in
preparing the industry for some of the important but less recognized
flashpoints of benchmark reform. Its investment and ambition in the risk
management, pricing and valuation of derivatives has made it a worthy
winner in that category as well,” said the editors at GlobalCapital.
In 2018, IHS Markit made several significant investments to expand its
global derivatives pricing, valuations and index services businesses.
The firm acquired Paris-based DeriveXperts, expanding its capabilities
in valuing equity derivatives, FX derivatives, interest rate swaps and
structured notes. It also launched a service for calculating initial
margin required for non-cleared derivatives and now offers a complete
collateral management solution for automating and streamlining the
“We are honored that GlobalCapital again recognizes us for the
leading services we provide to global derivatives markets,” said Ed
Chidsey, global head of pricing, valuations and reference data at IHS
Markit. “We’ve invested heavily to deliver comprehensive derivatives
data and valuations solutions that help the industry manage complex
processes, such as initial margin, efficiently.”
Also in 2018, IHS Markit gained the Financial Conduct Authority’s
approval as an authorized
benchmark administrator. This enables EU and non-EU market
participants to continue referencing a broad range of financial and
commodity indices from IHS Markit in compliance with the European
Benchmark Regulation (BMR).
“Our transparent, rules-based indices for derivatives, bonds, equities
and other assets serve as leading benchmarks around the world,” said
Sophia Dancygier, global head of indices at IHS Markit. “Being an early
mover in earning FCA authorization under BMR was a natural step for our
index administration service, and our broader franchise.”
IHS Markit also won awards for risk management and index services at GlobalCapital’s
Americas Derivatives Awards program earlier
For more than 30 years, GlobalCapital has been a leading news,
opinion and data service for international capital markets.
About IHS Markit (www.ihsmarkit.com)
IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO) is a world leader in critical information,
analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive
economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information,
analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and
government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep
insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has
more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent
of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial
institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to
sustainable, profitable growth.
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