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FactSet Research Systems Inc. : RepRisk announces strategic alliance with FactSet to provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) risk data to their terminals

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07/26/2012 | 02:51pm EDT

Leading provider of ESG risk business intelligence RepRisk AG is pleased to announce the signing of a distribution agreement with FactSet Research Systems (NYSE: FDS | NASDAQ: FDS), a world-recognized provider of financial data and analytical software for investment professionals.

The agreement allows FactSet to publish RepRisk's company research on its financial research platform, allowing easy access for equity and fixed-income analysts, portfolio managers, investment bankers, wealth managers, consultants and legal experts.

RepRisk's quantitative reputational risk indicators for individual companies and sectors, including current and historical data covering the past two years, will be available. On FactSet, users will have access to comprehensive overviews of ESG controversies associated with companies and can access news, captured by RepRisk from a wide range of stakeholder sources, including global, regional and local media, NGOs, government agencies, community groups, think-tanks and social media.

In addition, PDF versions of 'Lite' RepRisk Company Reports are available in the Embargoed Research platform. This enables financial professionals, consultants and advisors to track the environmental, social, governance, and reputational risk exposure of companies worldwide, and select the best performing portfolio constituents for their clients, whilst demonstrating compliance to the UN Principles for Responsible Investment and any ethical and internal policies.

Matthew Sakey, Vice President - Head of Global Research Collection, commented: "With the growing demand for environmental, social and governance risk data in global markets, we see great value in integrating RepRisk's global research on thousands of companies and projects on FactSet."

RepRisk CEO, Philipp Aeby commented: "By incorporating RepRisk business intelligence, FactSet is providing clients with the ability to more easily identify ESG risks related to companies of interest and to thus make better informed decisions based on the assessment of such risks. Our information may differ significantly from that published by the companies themselves and therefore helps to complete the picture. Clients can then assess and proactively mitigate factors that could potentially lead to public outcry and cause reputational and ensuing financial damages."

About RepRisk

RepRisk is the leading provider of dynamic business intelligence on Environmental, Social and Governance risks (ESG). Our analysts monitor issues in accordance with established international standards, and identify published negative sentiment from a wide range of stakeholders on an unlimited universe of companies and projects.

RepRisk's business intelligence allows companies and financial institutions to proactively assess ESG issues that may present financial, reputational and compliance risks.

It is used by Boards of Companies, Chief Executive Officers, Chief Risk Officers, Chief Investment Officers, Heads of Legal and Directors of Marketing for strategic risk management. Operationally, it is used by risk managers, investment professionals, financial institutions, public policy communications teams, supply chain managers, and compliance managers to manage and mitigate risk in their daily operations.

The RepRisk application includes a variety of features enabling our clients to monitor risk trends over time, create customized watch lists, tailor alert services, and more.

The RepRisk tool plays an integral role in financial risk management, enterprise reputation risk management and compliance with internal and international standards.

RepRisk covers all major business languages and its database currently includes over
25,000 companies, 6,000 projects, 4,500 NGOs and 3,900 governmental bodies. It is updated continuously and the number of entities is growing daily.

About FactSet

FactSet Research Systems Inc. combines integrated financial information, analytical applications, and client service to enhance the workflow and productivity of the global investment community. The Company, headquartered in Norwalk, Connecticut, was formed in 1978 and now conducts operations along with its affiliates from more than twenty-six locations worldwide, including Boston, New York, Chicago, San Mateo, London, Frankfurt, Paris, Milan, Amsterdam, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Dubai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Manila, and Sydney. FactSet is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ (NYSE: FDS | NASDAQ: FDS). The Company was named the 2012 Best Research Provider at the Inside Market Data and Inside Reference Data Awards and has been included on FORTUNE's Top 100 Best Companies to Work For and the UK's Best Workplaces lists.www.twitter.com/factset.

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