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Lucie Clayton School was once the place where debutants and well heeled girls went for classes in shorthand and typing alongside lesson in dinner-party planning and invitation etiquette. But after an extensive three-year restoration and refurbishment, its former grand South Kensington home at 4 Cornwall Gardens now hosts a new generation of equally refined residents.

The man responsible for developing the building, Mickey Arora, paid £2.5million for the house but has increased the building’s value more than three fold. The six one and two-bedroom apartments, let within weeks of the launch, cost from £1,200 to £2,000 a week.

“For these prices, you could rent a house but they appeal to certain individuals where style is the issue, not money” says Karen Kaldezar, Director of Faron Sutaria Lettings, 020 7590 0333

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Oil money is once again flowing through the arteries of Central London. This week it was revealed that a Middle Eastern buyer had bought a £28 million flat at One Hyde Park in Knightsbridge, setting a new global record for this year of £6,000 per sq ft.

Middle Eastern billionaires are snapping up swish properties as sales of lavish homes lift off
Lucie Clayton’s former house at Cornwall Gardens, Kensington
Lucy Alexander and Claire Carponen

Recent market fluctuations have made Central London a very attractive prospect for wealthy international buyers . “The currency swings and fallen prices last year effectively created 50 per cent discounts for overseas purchasers,” says Stephan Miles-Brown, of Knight Frank, who adds that the price of “super-prime” London property has risen 20 per cent in a year. Dominic Grace, of Savills, says that super-prime sales in the first three months of 2010 have already exceeded the sales total for the whole of 2009.

But even oil billionaires don’t like to be fleeced. There must be better deals out there than £6,000 per sq ft. Try £3,600 per sq ft at Montpelier Hall, six new flats on Montpelier Street behind an 1896 red-brick gabled façade. It is closer to Harrods than One Hyde Park and the developer, Finchatton, has capitalised on the trend for modern interiors behind a period exterior so beloved by rich buyers.

Three “lateral” (on one floor — popular with buyers from spacious countries unused to vertiginous London houses) furnished flats, each about 3,850 sq ft, are for sale from £13.95 million to £14.5 million. The price scale relates to how much of the Brompton Oratory you can see from your 80ft living room and how much your neighbours can see of you on your terrace (a good deal, on the lowest floor).

Inside it resembles an expensive business hotel, with a good deal of plump upholstery. Bedrooms are extravagantly padded and mirrored, bathrooms are entombed in swirling marble and kitchens are minimalist to the point of surgical.

“This is for low-key people who don’t want to shout about their wealth,” says the agent, Philip Woolf (020-7935 8181, montpelierhall.co.uk). “There are no gold ceilings. The car lift is big enough for a Bentley but there’s no iris identification or electronic curtains. We had one guy look round who needed two parking spaces for his Lamborghinis. There was also a daughter of the ruling family of Dubai, who loved the idea of only having to carry her Harrods bags 100m from the store.”

For those prepared to strike out farther into SW7 and who don’t mind a front door on the busy Gloucester Road, a 9,000 sq ft house backing on to Cornwall Gardens is for sale at £16 million (£1,777 per sq ft). This building, divided into six smart flats, was once Lucie Clayton House, a sort of debutante factory where young ladies such as Joanna Lumley and Sandra Howard would go to be “finished”.

Farleys (020-7589 1234), the selling agent, believes that the house is likely to sell to a Middle Eastern buyer with an extended family and staff.

Lucie Clayton’s family sold the house in 2004 to Mickey Arora, a former director of Dow Jones newswires, who lives on the ground floor and lets the other flats (the weekly income if all six flats were let would be about £12,000). His tenants, all foreign, include “a CEO of a bank, a daughter of an oil baron and the son of a Saudi general”.

The building has many period features, good views from the roof terrace and a gate leading on to Cornwall Gardens. A buyer would want to get rid of a brown concrete bath akin to the penguin enclosure at London Zoo and an au pair’s room that Arora admits “is a bit of a dungeon”.

Oil barons prepared to slum it in East London can buy a luxury “suite” for as little as £1,200 per sq ft. Two of the eight penthouses at the Sugar House building on Leman Street (just outside the City’s Square Mile) have been bought by a Nigerian and a Hong Kong businessman. These Berkeley Homes flats lie behind an impressive Victorian façade of red brick, granite and Portland stone.

The best and biggest penthouse at the former headquarters of the Co-operative Wholesale Society is the Provenance suite. This three-bedroom duplex, on sale for £2.25 million, is 1,853 sq ft and has fine views. The white leather sofas, multi-room audio system and Italian kitchen are slick and modern, but it is the ornate ceiling plasterwork and domed roof light of the upstairs living/dining/kitchen area (formerly the old boardroom) that gives the penthouse its lavish look.

For international buyers, though, it might be the 20-minute walk to Liverpool Street station, the secure underground parking, 24-hour concierge and the video and phone entry system that they covet more.

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It has to be a sign of the times – Lucie Clayton’s ladies etiquette school has been transformed into bachelor pads and dinky flats (dual income, no kids yet). Fine young ladies (Joanna Lumley was one of them) learnt the arts of flower-arranging, make-up, and catwalk modelling within the walls of 4 Cornwall Gardens in South Kensington, now six decadent furnished apartments. Debutantes were groomed for society in the gracious, sash-windowed rooms, attending lessons in deportment, dinner-party planning and invitation etiquette. These days, courses in multi-room audiovisual systems and remote-controlled Lutron lighting would need to be added to the curriculum – no expense has been spared in the renovation of the property. And since the apartments cost up to £2,000 a week to rent out, the residents will no longer aspire to marry a banker but will probably already be one.

 

Lucie Clayton has been leaning more towards management than manners for a while. In the 1970s the school began to offer typing courses, although even those training to be secretaries had to learn some deportment (equivalent to half a term). Eventually Microsoft Office became more important to learn than modelling, and in 2003 Lucie Clayton School amalgamated with two secretarial colleges to form Quest Business Training, and moved to nearby Wetherby Gardens.

“The school has changed with society,” says Judith Kark, head of development at Quest, whose husband’s family owned and ran Lucie Clayton. Make-up is the only original Lucie Clayton subject to be taught today, forming part of the “interview technique” syllabus.

Lucie Clayton House – or 4 Cornwall Gardens – has also moved on but in many respects it has moved back. “It looks as it always should have done,” says Kark, admiring the property for the first time since Lucie Clayton closed its doors.

“It was always fighting to be an elegant set of rooms but at the time it had to be practical.” The ballroom, with three long sash windows, where Lucie Clayton girls once learned to work the catwalk and manoeuvre themselves out of a car with grace, is now the drawing room of a one-bedroom flat. “It was where traditional Lucie Clayton grooming used to take place,” says Kark.

The kitchen, through a wide archway, is composed of simple block units and stone surfaces with pop-up sockets, in keeping with the minimalist design chosen by new owner Mickey Arora. “I’ve gone for classic, modern design because it’s timeless. The tap is the only thing that sticks out – I just couldn’t help that,” he says.

Meanwhile, at vast expense, he has restored the detailed cornicing, fireplace and arched doors. This attention to architectural details has been applied to the original cornicing, balustrades and front door to each apartment, and on the central staircase. The turning handrail winds up seven storeys and the banisters have been painted silver (there is also a funky aquamarine and chrome lift).

 

Joanna Lumley was a pupil at Lucie Clayton's; lesson in posture

“Although it looks very minimalist, the traditional features are all still there, telling you how the house was built and how it was meant to be,” says Kark. Maintaining the building’s natural sense of space and proportion has been Arora’s main priority. “We haven’t thought about finance all the time like developers; we’ve thought about what looks smart and stylish,” he says.

Interior designer Debbie Hatchwell used a warm paint palette, to contrast with the huge windows and neutral coloured furniture. The 6ft beds get swallowed up in vast bedrooms, with high ceilings – formerly typing or make-up classrooms.

“The girls had to walk into a big room when practising interview techniques to make it seem more daunting,” says Kark.

There is one apartment on each floor, and they are all slightly different. A raised kitchen with brushed aluminium units on the second floor gives maximum space to the sitting room, while in the top-floor flat a staircase from the entrance hall leads to a summer kitchen and decked roof terrace, with 360-degree views across the Albert Memorial in Hyde Park and the Epsom Downs. The second-floor apartment also has a large terrace: “The girls weren’t usually allowed out there,” says Kark. “It was used for fire practices.”

The bathrooms have large, deep baths, triple-sized showers and LCD widescreen televisions. There are mirrors backed with silver leaf and bespoke sofas and carpets. The heated floors are made from double-layer acoustic boards and the electrical cables are hidden out of sight. This must be a good thing, as presumably there are quite a lot of wires accompanying the electric curtains, CCTV and audio-visual system with music server and iPod screens in each room. “I designed the audio-visual system myself – often they are too complicated and not suitable for apartments,” says Arora.

The impressive bedroom in the show flat

Lucie Clayton House has taught Arora some important lessons about development. “I had difficulty finding good-quality workers – I had to have some jobs done three times. A lot of developers think it is good enough to use minimum specifications and charge maximum prices, so long as they install a gym,” he says.

“For me, it is a hobby – I love spending money on white elephants. I was very pedantic about restoring old features and hiding the electrics.” The conversion has taken exactly three years – 18 months behind schedule but potential tenants are already circling, so Arora hopes it will prove a viable commercial investment.

On each landing are pictures of Lucie Clayton pupils arranging flowers, or learning how to type, a poignant reminder of the building’s past.

“As practical rather than social skills became more important, we moved with the times,” says Kark. Lucie Clayton House has also moved on: it is a debutante of a new school of residential investment, with rental apartments as poised and elegant as Lucie Clayton’s top pupil. Arora is planning to use his newfound knowledge “on a bigger and better scale” somewhere else. Meanwhile, Lucie Clayton House can certainly teach other developers some manners, etiquette and presentation.

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Founded in 1974, MMS is one of the leading providers of real time market commentary and analysis for the global fixed income and foreign exchange markets, with more than 20,000 subscribers worldwide. The MMS product suite includes Credit Derivatives Market Insight, Emerging Markets Insight, Global Fixed Income Insight and Currency Market Insight, all of which are screen-based and distributed via third-party vendors (including Reuters and Bloomberg) and through the MMS website, globalmarkets.com.

Customers are predominantly investment banks and brokerages, but also include central banks and corporate treasuries. Market coverage is maintained from offices in London, New York, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, San Francisco, Tokyo, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto, and by a staff of approximately 190 professionals.

For the four months ended 31 December 2002 MMS reported a pre tax profit of $138,000 and an operating profit of $1,434,000 on turnover of $11,023,000. Net assets as at 31 December 2002 were $1,485,000. The unaudited results for the six month period to 30 June 2003 show an operating profit of $942,000 on turnover of $16,809,000.

Impact On The Group

MMS provides similar products to MCM, a wholly owned subsidiary of Informa. By combining the best of the existing MCM and MMS products and providing users with additional offerings and options, the integration of MCM and MMS is expected to enable us create one of the world’s foremost authorities for market commentary and analysis covering the capital markets. In addition, Informa believes that there will be opportunities to realise significant savings as the businesses are integrated.

Implementation of the integration plan is estimated to take 4-6 months at a cost of up to $10m. We estimate that annualised cost savings equivalent to this additional investment will be achieved within two years from the completion of the integration by the end of the first quarter of 2004.

The Acquisition is expected to be earnings enhancing in the year ending 31 December 2004. MMS is currently owned 68% by the funds comprising the Alchemy Plan which are advised by Alchemy Partners LLP and managed by Alchemy Partners (Guernsey) Limited (“Alchemy”), with the remaining 32% being held by individuals (the “Individual Shareholders”).

It is intended that the consideration for the Acquisition will be funded in part from the proceeds of the cash and vendor placings (together, the “Placing”) also being announced today, details of which are set out below. In the event that the placing does not proceed, Informa will fund the Acquisition wholly through its existing debt facilities. The Acquisition is expected to complete on 11 September 2003.

Details Of The Placing

Under the Placing Informa is raising up to approximately £26 million in relation to the funding of the Acquisition, related fees and the integration plan. The shares issued pursuant to the Placing (the “New Shares”) will, when issued, rank pari passu in all respects with the existing issued shares of Informa. In connection with the Placing, Informa has today entered into a placing agreement (“the Placing Agreement”) with UBS Limited (“UBS” or “UBS Investment Bank”), pursuant to which UBS has conditionally agreed to use its reasonable endeavours to procure subscribers for the New Shares. The Placing will be conducted through a bookbuilding process and is not underwritten. Details of the number of New Shares to be issued and the price at which they are offered are expected to be determined and announced as soon as practicable after the Placing closes. Application has been made to the UK Listing Authority and to the London Stock Exchange for the New Shares to be admitted to listing on the Official List and to trading on the London Stock Exchange’s market for listed securities respectively (together “Admission”). It is expected that Admission will become effective and dealings will commence in the New Shares at 8.00 am on 11 September 2003. The Placing is conditional, inter alia, upon Admission becoming effective by 8.00 am on 11 September 2003 (or such later time and/or date as UBS may agree) and on no force majeure event or material adverse change having occurred before Admission becomes effective. The Placing is also conditional on the completion of the Acquisition. Informa is being advised by UBS Investment Bank in connection with the Placing.

Peter Rigby, Chairman of Informa, commented: “I am delighted that we have had the opportunity to acquire MMS as this is a business which we have long wished to combine with MCM. The business is in one of our core markets, providing value added, must have information and analysis to business customers on a subscription basis. As a leading provider of information in the fixed income and foreign exchange markets, the addition of MMS is expected to enable us to create one of the world’s foremost authorities for market commentary and analysis regarding the capital markets. The acquisition is in line with our strategy of acquiring value-added subscription services. Subscription businesses currently account for 33% of Group revenues and around 43% of Group operating profit (pre goodwill amortisation and exceptional costs). We see considerable growth opportunities both organically and through acquisition in this area, with subscription revenues becoming the dominant revenue stream for the business as we go forward.”

Contacts:

Peter Rigby Chairman
David Gilbertson Chief Executive
Jim Wilkinson Finance Director
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Alchemy Partners
Dominic Slade 020 7240 9596
Richard Oldworth, Buchanan Communications 020 7466 5000

Statements made in this release with respect to the Company’s current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs and other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements about the future performance of the Company. These statements are based on management’s assumptions and beliefs in light of the information currently available to it. The Company cautions you that a number of important risks and uncertainties could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements, and therefore you should not place undue reliance on them. The Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward looking statements discussed in this announcement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. This announcement does not constitute an offer of securities for sale in the United States. The Placing Shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the Securities Act. Any public offering of securities in the United States will be made by means of a prospectus that will contain detailed information about the Company and the management, as well as financial statements. Such prospectus may be obtained from the Company. UBS is acting for Informa in connection with the Placing and no one else and will not be responsible to anyone other than Informa for providing the protections offered to clients of UBS nor for providing advice in relation to the Placing. Nothing in this press announcement should be construed as or be interpreted to mean that the earnings per share of Informa for the current or future years will necessarily match or exceed the historical or published earnings of Informa.

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The service delivers real-time commentary and analysis on the performance, sentiment and dynamics of both credit and derivative markets, and offers actionable trading opportunities and dynamic hedging strategies. In addition CDI supplies information about rumoured issuance through to official mandates, first pricing, reception, secondary trading, rating changes, relative value/cash switch ideas and CDS basis reports.

For derivatives traders, CDI provides volatility and swaption analysis as well as detailed flow commentary and independent fundamental analysis of all major interest rate swap markets.

MMS International also supplies fixed income and foreign exchange commentary and analysis. Mickey Arora, chief executive officer of MMS Group, says the company has been working towards launching the service since acquiring MMS from Standard & Poor’s last year.

He adds that the service opens up a whole new market for the firm, which will continue to develop CDI.

CDI is available via market data distribution vendors such as Bloomberg, Reuters and MoneyLine Telerate, as well over MMS’ own desktop Internet service.

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Credit & Derivatives Insight (CDI) offers fundamental and quantitative analysis on Eurobonds, swaps, swaptions and credit default swaps with an emphasis on providing executable trading ideas. The platform also provides detailed reports on market activity as measured by intra-day changes to yield curve gradients, single swap/benchmark spreads and direction.

As well as analytical commentary on rumoured, announced and recently priced Eurobond issues in euros, dollars, sterling and Scandinavian currencies, CDI is set to cover US dollar agencies, asset-backed securities and domestic bonds.

In the secondary market, CDI comments on relative value opportunities for euro- and sterling-denominated bonds with a minimum outstanding of €500 million. And credit indices are also reported on, with analysis of the effects of rating drift, curve developments and equity market direction on credit appetite.

CDI claims to be the first complete package for the credit and derivatives market, combining in-depth flow coverage, trade recommendations and benchmark surveys for all instruments. CDI’s European product manager, Frank Claus, says: “We developed Credit & Derivatives Insight with the objective of a comprehensive one-stop shop for credit market professionals.”

MMS International’s president and CEO, Mickey Arora, says: “This is an exciting opportunity for MMS to provide market participants with a better understanding of the dynamics, colour and interaction of the credit and derivatives markets, and will add yet another string to our bow in terms of overall product offerings.”

A division of rating agency Standard & Poor’s until its sale in September 2002, MMS International provides global fixed-income, forex and emerging markets analysis, working in 11 financial centres around the world. MMS also provides 24 hour coverage of local markets in 55 economies. www.globalmarkets.com

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Sources close to the company tell Inside Market Data that Philippe Savajols, Sebastien Parsini and Zenja Randjelovic, who constituted MMS’ European sales team, were all laid off.

Mickey Arora, president and chief executive of MMS, declines to comment on the three employees for legal reasons, although he confirms their departures. But he says he is looking to hire a sales manager and between five and nine account managers to take over the sales duties that they previously carried out.

Also leaving MMS is Chris Elvin, the company’s financial controller. Philip Lindsell, the company’s chief financial officer, will take over Elvin’s duties. Arora says Elvin is leaving for personal reasons.

But Arora denies reports that MMS has been laying off key staff since last October and has downsized its Paris office in a bid to lower operating costs for the firm. “There is no cost cutting. We are a financially healthy company,” he says. Since October, a number of executives have left the company, including senior manager Alan Parmenter and Ada Li, who was sales director for Asia Pacific (IMD, Nov. 18, 2002).

Arora says Parmenter left because there was no global position available for him while Li resigned for personal reasons.

He also says he is looking to build up the company and is continuing to hire.

There are a number of openings at the company in Europe, including Continental Europe sales manager; between two and four account manager positions for France and the Benelux countries; and one account manager position for each of three regions: Switzerland and Austria; Germany; and Spain, Portugal, Greece and Turkey. The company is looking for one or two account managers for Italy also.

The new hires will be based in the Paris and London offices, Arora says.

Standard & Poor’s sold MMS to a newly formed company led by Arora and funded by Alchemy Partners, the Halifax Bank of Scotland and senior MMS managers last year(IMD, Sept. 23, 2002).

Arora previously worked at Dow Jones Newswires as the business and marketing director for EMEA.

 

Kirsten Hyde

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The investors who use the Global Forex Trading dealing platform, DealBookFX, will now have even more up-to-date, reliable, expert commentary and analysis thanks to the company’s newly established partnership with MMS International. MMS International is a source for independent investment information, commentary and analysis to the global financial markets. The company has received recognition and awards for being the best providers of FX analysis and commentary by the FX Week publications. MMS has over 110 analysts, strategists and market experts, who are continually interpreting global market information, providing profitable trading strategies.

Global Forex Trading is offering key aspects of the MMS commentary at no charge to the investors who use DealBookFX, Global Forex Trading’s proprietary dealing platform. Traders who log on as usual will have access to slices of MMS’s award winning commentary and analysis services.

“We are very enthusiastic about partnering with MMS International,” Gary Tilkin, president and CEO of Global Forex Trading, said. “Our GFT investors will benefit tremendously from this valuable information and it will enable them to make more informed and up-to-date trading decisions. And, now through this partnership, the smaller investor can now access the same information that larger financial institutions around the world have long enjoyed.”

Mickey Arora, president and CEO of MMS International, is pleased to establish this new partnership.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Global Forex Trading, and provide their customers with key slices of MMS content to enable them to trade more profitably”, Arora said.

About Global Forex Trading

Global Forex Trading trades in over 40 currency pairs, offers a 24-hour live trading desk and the benefit of Market Mentor™ and powerful timing tools to help traders spot the best times to trade. Through its global network of referring parties, Global Forex Trading makes its services available worldwide.

MMS International was founded in 1974 and is a leading provider of award-winning, independent market analysis and commentary on global sovereign fixed income, credit markets, forex and emerging markets. Headquartered in London, MMS International has over 110 economists, strategists and technical analysts, working in 11 financial centres around the world. MMS International provides authoritative in-depth local market analysis covering 55 economies, 24 hours a day. Its independent analysis and viewpoints provide clients with innovative and profitable trading strategies. For further information, visit www.GLOBALMARKETS.com. CONTACT: Kelly Smallegan North Star Public Relations (616)235-9581 (ksmallegan@northstar-pr.com)

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“Standard & Poor’s strategy is to direct resources to those businesses where we have significant market presence and hence greater opportunities for financial growth. We are proud of our affiliation with MMS over the past 13 years and we are pleased that the people and the business will continue their outstanding contribution to the financial marketplace under new ownership,” said Leo O’Neill, president of Standard & Poor’s.

With offices in the world’s major financial centers, MMS has built a strong client base and reputation. “Under the new framework we will be in a better position to grow our real time market commentary and analysis franchise,” said Mickey Arora, President and CEO of MMS Group Ltd.. “With the wealth of experience the new owners bring in similar ventures, we will be able to explore other opportunities in the market.”

MMS Group Ltd. has been formed by a combination of institutional funds advised by Alchemy Partners LLP, the Halifax Bank of Scotland, plus senior MMS managers, led by Mickey Arora. Mr. Arora has extensive experience in this market, most recently with Dow Jones Newswires, as the Business and Marketing Director for Europe Middle East and Africa.

“MMS Group Ltd. looks forward to supporting employee initiatives and efforts designed to build our business. These will include increasing the breadth and depth of market coverage and the development of new delivery channels to better serve the growing demand for independent commentary and analysis in the financial markets,” said Mr. Arora.

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“Standard & Poor’s strategy is to direct resources to those businesses where we have significant market presence and hence greater opportunities for financial growth. We are proud of our affiliation with MMS over the past 13 years and we are pleased that the people and the business will continue their outstanding contribution to the financial marketplace under new ownership,” said Leo O’Neill, president of Standard & Poor’s.

With offices in the world’s major financial centers, MMS has built a strong client base and reputation. “Under the new framework we will be in a better position to grow our real time market commentary and analysis franchise,” said Mickey Arora, President and CEO of MMS Group Ltd. “With the wealth of experience the new owners bring in similar ventures, we will be able to explore other opportunities in the market.”

MMS Group Ltd. has been formed by a combination of institutional funds advised by Alchemy Partners LLP, the Halifax Bank of Scotland, plus senior MMS managers, led by Mickey Arora. Mr. Arora has extensive experience in this market, most recently with Dow Jones Newswires, as the Business and Marketing Director for Europe Middle East and Africa.

“MMS Group Ltd. looks forward to supporting employee initiatives and efforts designed to build our business. These will include increasing the breadth and depth of market coverage and the development of new delivery channels to better serve the growing demand for independent commentary and analysis in the financial markets,” said Mr. Arora.

Standard & Poor’s is a leader in providing widely recognized financial data, analytical research and investment and credit opinions to the global capital markets. With more than 5,000 employees located in 18 countries, Standard & Poor’s is an integral part of the global financial infrastructure. Additional information is available at http://www.standardandpoors.com

Founded in 1888, The McGraw-Hill Companies is a global information services provider meeting worldwide needs in the financial services, education and business information markets through leading brands such as Standard & Poor’s, BusinessWeek and McGraw-Hill Education. The Corporation has more than 350 offices in 33 countries. Sales in 2001 were $4.6 billion. Additional information is available at http://www.mcgraw-hill.com.

Founded in 1974, MMS International is a leading provider of award-winning, independent in-depth market analysis and commentary of the global fixed income, forex & emerging markets. Headquartered in London, MMS International has over 110 economists, strategists and technical analysts, working in 11 financial centres around the world. MMS International provides authoritative local market insight for more than 55 national markets, 24 hours a day. Its independent analysis, viewpoints and trading strategies provide clients with innovative ideas, unbiased opinion and a clear representation of all pertinent facts.

MMS International supplies analysis to over 2000 financial institutions globally. Its products continually receive acclaim including being voted ‘Best Screen based FX analysis service’ for six consecutive years (1995-2001) by readers of FX Week, described as ‘Best of the Web’ by Forbes Magazine, ‘one of the world’s best web portals for financial information’ by the Financial Times and consistently voted #1 in the Reuters Foreign Exchange Poll.

Analysis is delivered through a number of channels including direct delivery to company internet and intranet sites and via others platforms including Bloomberg, Moneyline Telerate, Radianz, Reuters and Standard & Poor’s ComStock.