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’ 3,000 employees operate worldwide across 25 global locations in 15 countries. Its approximately 3,400 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:


Governance Governance offerings include objective governance research and recommendations, and end-to-end proxy voting solutions. Institutional clients have long turned to ISS to apply their corporate governance views, identify environmental, social and governance risk, and manage their complete proxy voting needs on a global basis. ISS covers approximately 48,000 shareholder meetings in 115 markets, delivering proxy research and vote recommendations while working closely with clients to execute more than 12.8million ballots representing 5.4 trillion shares.


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.


Market Intelligence (MI) provides critical data and insight to global asset managers, insurance companies and distributors to help them make informed, strategic decisions to manage and grow their business. Through its combination of proprietary and integrated datasets, in-depth global research and trusted executive engagement, ISS MI delivers solutions for market sizing, competitor benchmarking, product strategy and opportunity identification across a wide range of financial products including funds, annuities, insurance, mortgages, and other instruments. The ISS MI solutions include the industry-leading data platforms Simfund, BrightScope, Local Market Share, and Financial Clarity, as well a full collection of global research and analytics services including Investor Economics, Market Metrics, and Plan for Life.


Transaction Cost Analysis (TCA) provides through its LiquidMetrix unit 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.


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.


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.


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.


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).


Corporate solutions help companies design and manage their corporate governance, executive compensation, and sustainability programs to align with company goals, reduce risk, and manage the needs of a diverse shareholder base by delivering best-in-class data, tools, and advisory services. Its market-leading expertise empowers companies to meet the growing demands of incorporating governance and sustainability principles across the enterprise.




Diversified data that together form a more inclusive and comprehensive story of Governance, Environmental & Social risk & performance.



Actionable content that responds to Governance, Environmental & Social issues of real world impact.



A network of global support experts, committed to your success, every step of the way.



Industry leading platforms, scalable to support integration, and continued enhancements.



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