Deutsche Börse Adds Fitch Ratings to AlphaFlash Feed

Ian Rothery, global head of third-party distribution and strategic partnerships, Fitch Solutions

Deutsche Börse is to integrate sovereign debt ratings upgrade, downgrade and revision announcements from ratings agency Fitch into the exchange’s AlphaFlash feed of machine-readable economic news, to enable trading algorithms to incorporate and respond to rating changes, and take advantage of their market impact while more effectively managing risk, in response to greater awareness of creditworthiness in the wake of the Euro debt crisis.

Fitch is providing the ratings content to Deutsche Börse v