LONDON--()--Deutsche Borse has announced an exclusive agreement with Fitch Solutions to deliver low-latency credit rating announcements via its algo news feed, known as AlphaFlash.
The AlphaFlash feed will initially roll out Fitch Ratings' sovereign debt rating announcements, including upgrades and downgrades and Rating Outlook revisions.
'The Euro debt crisis has brought creditworthiness to the forefront of everyone's attention. By adding Fitch data, we are enabling AlphaFlash clients to instantly react to rating changes, which can have a huge market impact,' said Georg Gross, Head of Front Office Data & Analytics at Deutsche Borse.
'Fitch Solutions is pleased to offer AlphaFlash clients additional sovereign credit insight with Fitch ratings in real-time,' said Ian Rothery, global head of Third-party Distribution and Strategic Partnerships at Fitch Solutions. 'These rating announcements can easily integrate into internal systems, and help clients to more effectively manage risk.'
Other types of credit ratings will be added in the coming months, including those of supranationals, corporates, financial institutions and structured finance.
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