NEW YORK (December 5, 2022) – ISS Market Intelligence (ISS MI), a unit of Institutional Shareholder Services and leading global provider of data, analytics, insights, media, and events solutions to the global financial services industry, today announced the launch of Simfund Total Market, a significant enhancement to ISS MI’s Simfund Platform which provides a consolidated view of institutional and retail assets. The Simfund Platform, which enables asset managers, investment banks, private equity, and other firms to find growth opportunities through market sizing and customized analyses, now covers over 120,000 financial products and more than $100 trillion in AUM, nearly doubling the coverage compared to retail products alone.
“Simfund Total Market addresses a critical gap in asset management industry reporting by delivering access to a broader set of data across vehicles and asset classes consolidated in one platform,” said Ben Doob, Managing Director and Head of ISS MI. “We’ve invested heavily to integrate this expanded data set into Simfund’s powerful engine, which provides flexible analysis, reporting, dashboards, research insights, and unrivalled user experience.”
With the integration of institutional and retail market data, Simfund Total Market offers the most comprehensive tool to conduct industry-wide market and strategic analysis across a broad set of vehicle types, while maintaining a longstanding commitment to data quality and accuracy.
Simfund Total Market provides users the ability to:
- Size the market and evaluate trends across vehicle types and asset classes.
- Identify and understand competitor profiles and market share.
- Conduct peer benchmarking for strategies across institutional and retail segments.
- Analyze strategies across vehicle types and asset classes, including alternatives and other more opaque institutional data, using a comprehensive and consistent proprietary product category classification to find opportunities in both institutional and retail segments.
“We want to be the partner of choice for our clients, helping them answer their most critical strategic and financial questions by providing comprehensive data, expert insights, and engaging content,” said Doob. “With the launch of Simfund Total Market, we’re more uniquely positioned than ever to be that partner, and to help our clients make better decisions in their pursuit of profitable growth.”
About ISS Market Intelligence
ISS Market Intelligence (MI) is a leading global provider of data, analytics, insights, media, and events solutions to the global financial services industry. ISS MI empowers global asset and wealth management firms, insurance companies, distributors, service providers, and technology firms by providing cutting-edge market-engagement platforms and the actionable intelligence necessary to fully assess their target markets, identify and analyze the best opportunities within those markets, and execute on comprehensive go-to-market initiatives to grow their business. ISS MI clients benefit from our increasingly connected global ecosystem that leverages a combination of proprietary data, powerful software and analytics, timely and relevant insights, in-depth research, as well as an extensive suite of industry leading media brands that deliver unmatched market connectivity through news and editorial content, events, training, ratings, and awards. ISS MI data and analytics solutions include intelligence from BrightScope, Discovery Data, Financial Clarity, Flowspring, FWW, Investor Economics, MISight, Mortgage Clarity, Plan for Life, RainmakerLive, and Simfund, and ISS MI media brands and market-engagement platforms include Chief Investment Officer, PlanAdvisor, PlanSponsor, Financial Standard, FS Sustainability, Money, and Industry Moves.
Founded in 1985, the Institutional Shareholder Services group of companies (ISS) empowers investors and companies to build for long-term and sustainable growth by providing high-quality data, analytics and insight. ISS, which is majority owned by Deutsche Börse Group, along with Genstar Capital and ISS management, is a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, market intelligence, fund services, and events and editorial content for institutional investors and corporations, globally. ISS operates on an arm’s-length basis and has adopted policies designed to protect the independence and integrity of ISS’ research offerings. ISS’ 2,600 employees operate worldwide across 29 global offices in 15 countries. Its approximately 3,400 clients include many of the world’s leading institutional investors who rely on ISS’ objective and impartial ESG and governance research, market intelligence and fund services and data and analytics, as well as public companies focused on ESG and governance risk mitigation as a shareholder value enhancing measure. Clients rely on ISS’ expertise to help them make informed investment decisions.
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