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IHS Markit Named Best Alternative Data Provider for Hedge Funds

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IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO), a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions, was named Best Alternative Data Provider at the HFM US Services Awards. Presented by HFM Week magazine, the awards recognize firms delivering exceptional innovation and value to the hedge fund sector.

IHS Markit is unique for its interconnected, focused approach to solving complex data and analytics challenges. The firm produces more than 2,500 datasets or information products. These span all major industries, including aerospace/defense, agriculture, automotive, capitals markets, chemicals, energy, healthcare, maritime and trade and technology. Virtually all can be considered alternative data for the equity investor.

“Our ability to help firms access alternative data spanning the industrial economy and the capital markets makes IHS Markit a unique partner for our customers,” said Adam Kansler, president of Financial Services at IHS Markit. “Not only are we unmatched in the scope of information we offer, but we have experts to help asset managers be effective in bringing alternative data into the investment process through consultation about data sources, methodologies and analytics for a growing number of alternative data factors.”

Over 500 asset managers, including more than 300 hedge funds, source data and data services from IHS Markit. Depending on the preference of the asset manager, alternative data are delivered in raw form, tagged and structured or through prepackaged analytics covering 400 global stock selection and strategy signals supported by research and back testing.

About IHS Markit (

IHS Markit (NYSE: INFO) is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. The company delivers next-generation information, analytics and solutions to customers in business, finance and government, improving their operational efficiency and providing deep insights that lead to well-informed, confident decisions. IHS Markit has more than 50,000 business and government customers, including 80 percent of the Fortune Global 500 and the world’s leading financial institutions. Headquartered in London, IHS Markit is committed to sustainable, profitable growth.

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