Standard & Poor's is shifting the distribution of its fund ratings and research away from hard copy ...
Standard & Poor's is shifting the distribution of its fund ratings and research away from hard copy to electronic PDFs and internet delivery. The ratings agency is to primarily distribute its monthly quantitative research and ratings report updates to all clients electronically, although print versions will still be available if required.
Paul Barnes, markets and strategic development director at Standard & Poor's, said the move to electronic distribution coincides with a renewed online push that has seen the group's website revamped with additional features introduced.
A registration-only website is to be created for intermediaries and value-added search and sort tools added, some of which may be charged for. A second site carrying only one-page summaries of fund rating reports will be available to the general public.
Barnes said: 'We have done a lot of research with our intermediary users and found that there is not much to suggest that people need the big books.'
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