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OWL Analytics wisely joins the IOWArocks global data marketplace to deliver ESG data sets to the financial services community

– Rapid growth area driven by the need for sustainable investing

– Solutions to address new EU regulatory demands  

OWL Analytics wisely joins the IOWArocks global data marketplace to deliver ESG data sets

Thursday 6th May 2021 – London, New York, Hong Kong. IOWArocks, the global marketplace for data, tech, and services, today adds OWL Analytics to their rapidly expanding data marketplace. OWL Analytics is an alternative data company that focuses on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research. They help investors integrate ESG data into their investment solutions with the goal of delivering enhanced investment results and positive social impact compared to benchmarks.

OWL ESG aggregates hundreds of sources of ESG data and research to create company scores and rankings based on a stronger foundation of data, optimized to increase objectivity. They cover over 25,000 public companies across the world, publishing metrics monthly rather than yearly, providing more actionable data that can be integrated into real world portfolios. OWL ESG scores and ranks companies against their peers across thirty core metrics, including twelve key performance indicators that quantify company behaviour important to society. OWL ESG provides detailed company specific data on numerous ESG issues, controversial revenue screens, countries of concern, and UN Global Compact compliance.

Ben Webster, OWL Analytics, commented, “Across the world there is a huge focus on sustainability, and rightly so, but more specifically both financial firms and corporates are now faced with facilitating the impending SFDR enforcement. The new SFDR regulation requires financial market participants and financial advisers to provide clients and investors with certain ESG-related information in relation to the provision of their services. It also includes the marketing of certain financial products, using the mandatory disclosure templates (where applicable). This in hand with the EU Taxonomy, is aimed at helping investors understand whether an economic activity is environmentally sustainable, is driving massively increased demand for reliable and regular ESG data. For us to meet demand we fully recognise the need to partner with like-minded firms In the Industry. IOWArocks presents an exciting new channel to market and unlike some of the other data marketplaces they are built on a strong foundation of proven technology solutions. This bodes well for us and we are looking forward to what’s next!”

Paul Watmough, IOWArocks CEO & Co-Founder, commented, “I am delighted to welcome OWL Analytics to our growing community. Their focus on ESG is very relevant right now and I can only see this space growing in the future. I am looking forward to opening our data consumer audience to these new and exciting datasets. A wise move for everyone involved!”

About IOWArocks­­

Designed for the financial services community and beyond, IOWArocks is the definitive global marketplace designed for data providers and data consumers everywhere. It provides simple, highly cost-effective access to a growing variety of market data, alternative data and reference data from providers such as; Alqami, BMLL Technologies, Clinical Cube, CubeLogic, EDI, FactEntry, ICE Data Services, Marex Spectron, NewChangeFX, and Numerco, to name a few. Our marketplace is supported by IOWAtech (formerly MDXT) Connect, the industry-leading data distribution platform. Proven and in use within some of the world’s largest financial institutions, such as; 360T, CIMD, LITASCO, Marex Spectron, MarketAxess, Portfinance, SoftSolutions, TP ICAP and TrailStone, to name a few. IOWArocks is based in London and has a well-established global support network.

About OWL Analytics

OWL Analytics is a data and analytics provider that offers environmental, social, and governance (ESG) and socially responsible investing (SRI) metrics on global equities, corporate bonds, mutual funds, and ETFs. Founded in 2012, our clients are some of the largest global banks, asset managers, asset owners, and indexing companies in the world. They turn to OWL for a diverse range of ESG products and customized solutions, helping them meet their sustainability mandates as they continue to expand and evolve. For more information, visit www.owlanalytics.net.

 

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