LSEG acquires Beyond Ratings

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Green grass us dollar symbol against blue sky © Sergey Nivens / 123RF Stock PhotoesThe London Stock Exchange Group has acquired Beyond Ratings to add to its information services business, including FTSE Russell.

As a provider of environmental, social and governance data for fixed income, Beyond Ratings complements FTSE Russell’s ESG index and data offerings, according to a press release. The purchase is in reaction to the rapidly growing demand from asset owners looking to use ESG considerations, it noted.

“The acquisition of Beyond Ratings will accelerate LSEG’s ability to deliver research-driven multi-asset solutions in sustainable finance investing to our global client base,” said Waqas Samad, group director of information services. “Beyond Ratings has a number of highly regarded ESG data models developed by a strong team of ESG specialists.”

Founded and based in Paris in 2014, the firm’s analytics suite allows managers to incorporate ESG criteria into their credit risk analysis.

“Beyond Ratings is delighted to be joining London Stock Exchange Group and its growing information services business,” Rodolphe Bocquet, chief executive officer and co-founder of Beyond Ratings. “We look forward to working with the group to capitalize on our ESG data, research and modelling capabilities to provide new solutions within sustainable finance on a global scale. We have worked together for some time on potential solutions and products based on client demand and market trends and will build on our strong ESG foundations to deliver valuable investment tools in the near future.”

 

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