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La Française AM And S&P Capital IQ Sign A Strategic Partnership

Date 21/06/2012

La Française AM, an asset management firm with both a securities and real estate expertise, has partnered with the Global Markets Intelligence (GMI) team at S&P Capital IQ, a leading provider of research, data and analytics, in order to establish a global credit expertise and expand its investor-driven business development.

For both La Française AM and S&P Capital IQ, this partnership reflects an ambitious strategy for business development and innovation by leveraging the 35 year track record of La Francaise AM in asset management and distribution and the unique data and analytics of GMI (Global Markets Intelligence), a unit of S&P Capital IQ.

“In a world where credit market intelligence is key, who could be better than S&P Capital IQ to team up with and provide us with decision support, credit data analysis and advisory services?” asks Patrick Rivière, Managing Director of La Française AM.

Under this unique agreement and in the context of a soon to be launched global credit Luxembourg fund, La Française AM will leverage S&P Capital IQ’s proprietary Risk-to-Price (R2P) methodology to assist in its asset selection and allocation decision-making. R2P’s unique methodology calculates a relative measure of how well a corporate bond compensates its owner, through yield, for its underlying market and credit risks. Within the partnership, GMI will provide non-discretionary investment advisory services to La Française AM’s fixed income asset management team.

“It is a tremendous opportunity to partner with La Française AM,” said Lou Eccleston, President of S&P Capital IQ & S&P Indices. “In such demanding and changing financial markets, the key to success is in creativity, collaboration and innovation. This complementary partnership brings together two talented teams and establishes a platform for collaboration between leaders in their respective disciplines to create real value for the clients of La Française AM.”

S&P Capital IQ has a rich history in helping to inform investment decision making – providing investors with unique and proprietary credit and risk information that has formed the basis of Standard & Poor’s’ work for the past 150 years.