ISS QuickScore 2.0



ISS QuickScore 2.0

Know the Score: Search for a company's ISS Governance QuickScore, indicating potential governance risk


ISS Governance QuickScore 2.0


ISS Governance QuickScore 2.0 is a scoring and screening solution designed to help institutional investors identify risk within portfolio companies. QuickScore 2.0 provides investors with the tools and insight they need to assess governance attributes categorized under four pillars: Board Structure, Shareholder Rights, Compensation/Remuneration, and Audit. As these governance factors play a heightened role in investment decision-making, investors are increasingly using data and analytics to support their analysis. The need for data-driven tools to complement qualitative research has emerged as an important trend.

QuickScore 2.0 provides expanded global coverage and includes enhancements to the original factor methodology. The addition of new factors and improved scoring of questions and pillars enables investors to better differentiate companies and allows for better alignment with company performance, quantitative modeling results, and ISS voting policy. 


Uses for ISS Governance QuickScore:


Investment & Decision Making

Screen on management quality to generate a list of buy candidates, or filter out companies

Analyze potential success of a proposed M&A

Screen for companies that may be potential target of a takeover, change in control, or activist campaign

Highlight compensation and pay for performance issues that may be symptoms of a larger problem

Integrate scores and data into financial models, scoring tools, and into internal dashboards or reporting



Governance and Compliance

Target portfolio companies with poor governance practices

Monitor portfolio for quick views of where risk lies, to identify areas of focus

Incorporate unique compensation, board, shareholder responsiveness data into your management


Prepare for engagements with company executives and directors around governance issues

Comply with the UK Stewardship Code, UN PRI and other fiduciary mandates


Covers 4,100+ companies in 25 markets and provides an overall company score, along with drill-down pillar scores for:




ISS QuickScore Product Information

Product Tear Sheet

Technical Document (Updated 7 March 2014)



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