S&P will provide fund reports, news and other market research. The platform includes the ability for investors to search through S&Ps listing of funds by various criteria.
In addition, S&P is providing E*Trade with its All-Star Funds List. Like Morningstars Star Rating and Lippers Lipper Leaders, S&Ps All-Star list identifies top funds across five sectors large-cap equity, small-cap equity, international equity, taxable investment-grade bonds and tax-exempt investment-grade bonds not only by their performance but also by consistency and managerial expertise.
"By providing Standard & Poors objective data and independent information to our customers, we enhance their experience on the Web site and help them to manage their financial future in any market," said Jarrett Lilien, chief brokerage officer and president of E*Trade Securities.