to build for long-term and sustainable growth by providing
high-quality data, analytics, and insight.


Founded in 1985, Institutional Shareholder Services group of companies (ISS) empowers investors and companies to build for long-term and sustainable growth by providing high-quality data, analytics and insight. ISS, which is majority owned by Deutsche Börse Group, along with ISS management, is a leading provider of corporate governance and responsible investment solutions, market intelligence, fund services, and events and editorial content for institutional investors and corporations, globally. ISS’ 3,200 employees operate worldwide across 25 global locations in 15 countries. Its approximately 4,200 clients include many of the world’s leading institutional investors who rely on ISS’ objective and impartial offerings, as well as public companies focused on ESG and governance risk mitigation as a shareholder value enhancing measure. Clients rely on ISS’ expertise to help them make informed investment decisions.

ISS comprises the following businesses:


Founded in 1985 as Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) Inc., ISS Governance is a global provider of independent and objective shareholder meeting research and recommendations, providing multiple voting policy choices as well as end-to-end workflow solutions for institutional investors. More than 2,000 clients worldwide utilize ISS Governance’s actionable expertise to help them make informed investment stewardship decisions, and to help them manage their voting responsibilities. Covering over 50,000 meetings annually, ISS Governance leverages its extensive global footprint, deep experience, high quality data and analysis, unified client support, and technology infrastructure to continuously evolve and extend its innovative suite of solutions to meet clients’ evolving portfolio, fiduciary, and stewardship requirements.


ESG solutions enable investors to develop and integrate responsible investing policies and practices, engage on responsible investment issues, and monitor portfolio company practices through screening solutions. It also provides climate data, analytics, and advisory services to help financial market participants understand, measure, and act on climate-related risks across all asset classes. In addition, ESG solutions cover corporate and country ESG research and ratings enabling its clients to identify material social and environmental risks and opportunities.


ISS ESG provides institutions with an established standard in measuring, analyzing, projecting, valuing, and discounting a firm’s underlying economic profit through the provision of Economic Value Added (EVA®).


ISS Market Intelligence (MI) is a leading provider of data, insights, and market engagement solutions to the global financial services industry. ISS MI empowers asset and wealth management firms, insurance companies, distributors, service providers, and technology firms to assess their target markets, identify and analyze the best opportunities within those markets, and execute on comprehensive go-to-market initiatives to grow their business. Clients benefit from our increasingly connected global platform that leverages a combination of proprietary data, powerful analytics, timely and relevant insights, in-depth research, as well as an extensive suite of industry-leading media brands that deliver unmatched market connectivity through news and editorial content, events, training, ratings, and awards.


Media comprises a highly regarded set of publications, digital assets, and research known for their editorial integrity, objectivity, and leadership within the industry as well as a conference business in the retirement segment. PLANADVISER is the trusted information and solutions resource for America’s retirement benefits decision-makers while PLANSPONSOR is dedicated to helping employers navigate the complex world of retirement plan design and strategy. Chief Investment Officer, meanwhile, delivers insight to institutional chief investment officers and other key investment decision makers at the worlds’ largest public and corporate pensions, sovereign wealth funds, endowments and foundations, insurance funds, health care organizations, family offices, and defined contribution plans.


Fund Services is comprised of FWW®, the leading German fund data disseminator and fund data distributor. Through the operation and licensing of data from its investment fund database, FWW helps investment fund advisors and investors make thoughtful investment decisions through the provision of transparent, up-to-date, and correct fund information across 1,500 data records on more than 33,000 investment fund share classes.


ISS-Corporate helps companies design and manage their governance, compensation, sustainability, and cyber risk programs to align with company goals, reduce risk, and manage the needs of diverse stakeholders by delivering expert advisory, data, and software solutions.


Clients can access turnkey securities class-action claims management that is provided by Securities Class Action Services, LLC. With close to three decades of experience, SCAS provides a complete end-to-end global offering with offices around the world and research & claims filing coverage on all countries supporting securities class actions and antitrust cases. Its proprietary online database, RecoverMax, is updated daily and offers comprehensive class action data from all global markets.


LiquidMetrix provides a wide range of offerings, including TCA, execution quality, market abuse and pre-trade analysis services across every public order and trade executed on European venues. Clients include sell sides, buy sides, exchanges and regulators that require actionable analysis, reports, compliance tools, and global coverage.




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