NEW YORK (August 4, 2020) – ISS Market Intelligence (ISS MI), the leading provider of critical data, insights, and research to the global financial community and part of the Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. group of companies, today announced the acquisition of Flowspring, a leading provider of advanced competitive intelligence for asset managers.
Flowspring’s web-based platform is powered by cutting-edge data models that help asset managers better understand their competitors, their investors, and the market for their products. Armed with the platform’s actionable, forward-looking insights, asset managers are able to make timelier data-driven strategic decisions. The Denver-based company was founded by Warren Miller, CFA, who previously led quantitative research teams and asset manager software solutions at Morningstar. Miller will join the ISS MI team and report to Ben Doob, Head of ISS Market Intelligence.
“Combining the quantitative modeling and predictive analytics capabilities of Flowspring with our industry-leading datasets and research solutions will unlock a new level of power for our clients and will help them make more informed decisions in less time,” said Doob. “We look forward to welcoming Flowspring and its clients to the ISS MI family.”
The acquisition is another step in ISS MI’s commitment to building a platform for clients that enables access to a broader set of integrated data while also helping them gain more actionable intelligence with less effort.
“Flowspring and I are delighted to join the ISS Market Intelligence team and look forward to working with them to expand access to Flowspring solutions and pursue our shared goal of delivering next generation intelligence to our clients.” said Miller.
About ISS Market Intelligence
A division of Institutional Shareholder Services, ISS Market Intelligence (MI) provides critical data and insight to global asset managers, insurance companies and distributors to help them make informed, strategic decisions to manage and grow their business. Through its industry-leading combination of proprietary and integrated datasets, in-depth global research and reliable executive engagement, ISS MI delivers solutions for market sizing, competitor benchmarking, product strategy and opportunity identification across a wide range of financial products including funds, annuities, insurance, mortgages, and other instruments. The ISS MI group includes the industry-leading data platforms BrightScope, Financial Clarity, Local Market Share, Mortgage Clarity and Simfund, as well as a full collection of global research and analytic services including 529 & ABLE Solutions, Investor Economics, Market Metrics and Plan For Life. For more information about ISS Market Intelligence, please visit issgovernance.com/market-intelligence.
Subodh Mishra, Managing Director