FactSet Research Systems Inc. (NYSE:FDS) | (Nasdaq:FDS), a leading provider of integrated financial information and analytical applications to the global investment community, today announced its Fixed Income Portfolio Analysis service will now integrate bank loan data from Markit.
FactSet's global Fixed Income Portfolio Analysis solution is used by investors worldwide for portfolio management and performance analysis. Under the agreement, FactSet will carry Markit's terms and conditions data on bank loans as well as loan market performance data from both of Markit's iBoxx USD Leveraged Loan's Indexes. This will allow clients of both FactSet and Markit to seamlessly handle loans in their portfolios as just another security within the Fixed Income Portfolio Analysis solution, while addressing the unique attributes of bank loans. Markit's loan data cover more than 4,300 leveraged loans from over 2,000 issuers and Markit's loans indexes benchmark total returns in the dollar-denominated loans market.
Chris Ellis, FactSet's Senior Vice President, Director of Development — Analytics Products, said: "Given Markit's reputation as one of the premier sources of information on bank loans, we are pleased to include coverage of this asset class to Fixed Income Portfolio Analysis' already extensive capabilities."
Joe Widner, Managing Director and Global Head of Loan Processing and Portfolio Management at Markit, added: "Markit is committed to helping institutions and investors do business in the loan market. We are pleased to integrate our high quality loan data with FactSet and provide customers a new way to accurately analyze loan portfolios."