Best Credit Data (BCD) is a Boston based data company, laser focused on fixed income evaluated pricing for US Municipal and US Corporate bonds. We started BCD to focus first on the Municipal bond space because after talking with clients and studying the landscape of competitors, we saw a big opportunity to create a high value product that competes on quality, coverage, customer service and price. Within Municipal bonds specifically, there are over 1.3 million securities that need to be priced every night, of which only about 12,000 trade on any given day. This means over 99% of these securities don’t trade today. This creates a real challenge for mutual funds that hold these securities.
Mutual funds and other firms are looking for an evaluated pricing source that is robust in coverage, accurate in their pricing, and responsive with great customer service. Pricing coverage is the most important aspect of selecting a pricing provider and BCD has complete coverage of over 1.25 million municipal bonds that customers might hold or trade. By embracing today’s latest technology and using cloud based computing and our proprietary algorithms, we believe we have created the most robust and highest quality Municipal bond evaluated pricing product in the market today.
Your access to independent, third party municipal bond pricing is critical to your investment accounting consideration, particularly given regulatory trends and growing adoption of general evaluations best practices. With Best Credit Data’s Municipal Bond Pricing Service, you can benefit from an independent, high-quality pricing, detailed analysis and evaluations.
Backed by more than 8 years of historical daily pricing data, Best Credit Data is pioneering a new wave of municipal bond pricing products, setting the standard for coverage, quality and reliable delivery. By employing the most powerful computing power and big-data models, BCD is running regressions and analytics today that were simply not achievable five years ago, and consequently calculating the best possible bond price.
The company's independent evaluations represent its good faith opinion as to what a buyer in the marketplace would pay for a security in a current sale. In addition to bid-side evaluations, BCD also offers mid/mean and ask-side evaluations. BCD is not affiliated with or owned by a securities broker, dealer or underwriter, nor is it actively involved in the business of investment management or securities trading. The company does not advise clients on whether they should buy, sell or hold securities. All of this ensures you get the best, unbiased analysis.
Best Credit Data delivers daily evaluations (prices) representing approximately 1.25 million municipal bond products in the US market, including investment grade, high yield, derivatives, single and multi-family housing, and taxable municipals (BAB, Student Loan, Public Improvement).
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