S&P’s Information Services Group Is Refocused and Renamed

ORGANIZATION AND STRATEGY

NEW YORK--Standard and Poor’s Information Services group, which offers financial commentary, investment advice and real-time market data, is putting more emphasis on investment managers than on retail brokerage firms, its traditional focus. S&P plans to effect this shift through product development and acquisitions and has renamed the group Investment Services to reflect its new focus.

The strategy behind the transformation, which began in the fourth quarter of 2001, responds to three factors

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