Beyond Ratings now part of London Stock Exchange Group

In June 2019 London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) acquired ownership of Beyond Ratings. Beyond Ratings is a highly regarded provider of smart data and analytics that enable Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) integration into fixed income, complementing traditional credit analysis.

Client demand for research-driven cross-asset solutions to integrate sustainability considerations into investment strategies, risk management, and stewardship approaches continues to grow. Leveraging Beyond Ratings’ innovative research and sustainable investment (SI) expertise, we believe that this acquisition will help us to deliver additional choice, greater innovation and added value for our clients.

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Our combined FTSE Russell and Beyond Ratings capabilities, incorporating FTSE Russell’s leading global equity SI solutions, position us well with an enhanced ability to provide clients with:   

  • A leading fixed income sustainable investment data set and analytics;
  • A new sustainable fixed income index offering, based on established benchmarks that are trusted and widely-followed by the investment community; 
  • A deeper set of sustainability data, smart risk and climate metrics, as well the underlying models;
  • A broader choice of ESG integration solutions across both equity and fixed income.

With this acquisition, Beyond Ratings becomes part of a leading markets investments infrastructure group with a global presence and strong international client base. Beyond Ratings sits within LSEG’s Information Services Division (ISD), which also includes FTSE Russell, and operates as a contained business within the ISD.



The climate is right for fixed income sustainability

Combining FTSE Russell’s indexing capabilities with Beyond Ratings’ innovative climate risk assessments


Accounting for climate risk in sovereign bond portfolios

Combining FTSE Russell’s indexing capabilities with Beyond Ratings’ innovative climate risk assessments

Further information
We are excited about the new opportunities that this acquisition brings to help us service our clients with an expanded set of SI solutions across asset classes, and we look forward to sharing more news with you over the coming months. If you have any questions or would like to speak to a customer service representative, please don’t hesitate to contact us on the numbers below and we will be happy to assist.

North America +1 866 551 0617
EMEA + 44 (0) 20 7866 1810
Asia- Pacific  
Hong Kong +852 2164 3333
Tokyo +81 3 4563 6346
Sydney +61 (0)2 8823 3521

About Beyond Ratings
Beyond Ratings’ highly respected analytics platform offers customers the ability to systematically and transparently incorporate ESG criteria into their credit risk analysis. Founded in 2014 and based in Paris, France, Beyond Ratings provides innovative services to assist the financial sector in the transition towards a sustainable economy. Beyond Ratings delivers standard research and tailored services, leveraging in-house expertise, advanced quantitative analytics and risk scoring for over 175 countries and 10,000 companies.

About FTSE Russell
FTSE Russell is a leading global provider of benchmarks, analytics, and data solutions. With a broad range of investment solutions to meet client needs across asset classes, styles and strategies, FTSE Russell’s expertise and products are used extensively by institutional and retail investors globally. For over 30 years, asset owners, asset managers, ETF providers and investment banks have chosen FTSE Russell indexes to benchmark their investment performance and create investment funds, ETFs, structured products and index-based derivatives. FTSE Russell indexes also provide clients with tools for asset allocation, investment strategy analysis, and risk management. FTSE Russell is wholly owned by London Stock Exchange Group.