MELBOURNE, Australia (HedgeWorld.com)-- Standard & Poor's has combined its fund ratings team with that of recently acquired ASSIRT as it organizing a rating group by sector for Australia.
The merging of the ratings teams follows S&P's acquisition of ASSIRT from St. George Bank in February.
Sector heads will be assigned among five areas of coverage: boutiques and small caps; multi-managers and multi-sectors; international equities; alternative assets and structured products; and fixed income and fund credit ratings and Australian equities.
"We have combined the best of the Standard & Poor's and ASSIRT research teams, with analysts averaging 10 years of financial market experience," said S&P Head of Fund Ratings Mark Hoven in a statement. "We are confident that organizing the team along sector lines will ensure high-quality and consistent client services delivery."firstname.lastname@example.org.