NEW YORK, March 13, 2009—NYSE Euronext (NYX) and Eurasia Group, a leading global research and consulting firm on political risk, today announced an agreement to offer global political risk assessments, analytical information and publications to New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)-listed companies.
Eurasia Group’s team of analysts lead by Ian Bremmer, Eurasia Group’s president, will host regular, interactive webcasts, via the Digital Exchange, the NYSE’s webcast series. Exclusive to NYSE-listed issuers, these forums will evaluate global political drivers, analyze worldwide trends, and highlight risk trigger points, which are critical to senior executives leading domestic and international businesses. In addition, Eurasia Group will publish reports exploring the countries and topics covered during each forum.
“As the global financial crisis prompts governments to be increasingly involved in economic decision making, corporate leaders need to fully understand the impact of politics and policies on markets and business operations in particular countries or regions,” said Joseph Mecane, EVP and Chief Administrative Officer, U.S. Markets for NYSE Euronext. “Eurasia Group’s political analysis —when incorporated into a firm’s overall risk management strategy—enables corporate leaders to develop strategies with increased confidence. Also, the Eurasia Group partnership further underscores our commitment to provide world-class, value-added services to our listed companies.”
"Listed issuers are increasingly aware of and affected by political decisions,” said Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group. "We provide our clients with in-depth analysis of major policy issues, educated forecasts, and unique insights from our global network. In addition to macroeconomic policy, there is consistently strong demand for our services as it relates to emerging markets, energy, regulatory, and country-specific coverage.”
To commemorate the new NYSE Euronext–Eurasia Group partnership, Eurasia Group President Ian Bremmer will ring the NYSE opening bell on March 18, 2009 while highlighting his new book: “The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing,” which is co-authored with Preston Keat, Eurasia Group’s director of research.
About Eurasia Group
Eurasia Group is the world's leading global political risk research and consulting firm. Since 1998, it has helped clients make informed business decisions in countries where understanding the political landscape is critical. The firm’s research analysts are trained social scientists with post-graduate degrees, extensive professional experience, and a diverse range of language capabilities. Headquartered in New York, it also has offices in Washington and London, as well as a network of experts around the world. For more information, please visit www.eurasiagroup.net.
About NYSE Euronext
NYSE Euronext (NYX) is the world’s most diverse exchange group, offering a broad and growing array of financial products and services in Europe and the United States that include cash equities, futures, options, exchange-traded products, bonds, market data, and commercial technology solutions. With over 8,000 listed issues globally, NYSE Euronext's equities markets -- the New York Stock Exchange, Euronext, NYSE Arca, and NYSE Amex -- represent nearly 40% of the world's cash equities trading volume, the most liquidity of any global exchange group. NYSE Euronext also operates NYSE Liffe, the leading European derivatives business and the world’s second largest derivatives business by value of trading. NYSE Euronext offers comprehensive global commercial technology, connectivity, and market data products and services through its innovative trading solutions unit, NYSE Technologies. NYSE Euronext is part of the S&P 500 index and the only exchange operator in the S&P 100 index. For more information, please visit: www.nyx.com.
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