Sept. 12, 2003 — A new application on separately managed accounts will be rolled out on Standard & Poor’s Advisor Insight product suite in the first quarter of 2004.

Through a new agreement with Prima Capital, an investment research and technology company, Standard & Poor’s will now offer informational research and rankings on separate account managers in the U.S.

Standard & Poor’s separately managed account application will classify, evaluate and rank over 250 hand-selected money mangers running over 400 products in the U.S.

In addition, the new product will offer in-depth managed account reports, screening tools, monitoring mechanisms, product comparisons, and customization to meet client expectations and needs.