Founded in 1994, EMIS (formerly known as ISI Emerging Markets) was acquired by Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC in 1999. EMIS delivers electronic information products, by subscription, to institutional customers through its global network of offices. EMIS provides hard-to-get information covering more than 100 emerging markets. Its flagship products are EMIS Intelligence and EMIS Professional.

EMIS clients include top investment banks, corporations, law firms, consultants, investment and insurance companies, universities and libraries, multilateral organisations, and others.



The company was renamed from ISI Emerging Markets to EMIS. This was a brand name change only. There was no change to its products, services, management or ownership.

Guy Dunn was appointed as the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) replacing Brian De Lacy who retired in January.

The company’s headquarters were relocated to London.


Announced the launch of EMIS Professional in November.


EMIS and CEIC Data began operating as separate entities, both of which still form an integral part of the Euromoney Institutional Investor Group.

Acquired BPR Benchmark in Colombia. BPR Benchmark is now a part of the product EMIS Professional delivering detailed financial statements, ratios and industry analytics.


Launched new product DealWatch, which covers Mergers & Acquisitions information. DealWatch is now part of EMIS Professional.

Launched Compliance, a research product providing blacklist and PEP monitoring, company and executive profiles, as well as local media monitoring and analysis.


Launched two new country products: Nigeria and Kenya.

Acquired all of the assets of RussiaDeal, LLC's online financial deal database focusing on the Russian, CIS and Eastern European markets.

Clinched "BEST BUSINESS INFORMATION PRODUCT" at the International Online Industry Awards.


Added coverage of Africa in January.

Acquired CEIC Holdings Limited and its related companies ("CEIC Data") in March, one of the leading providers of time-series macroeconomic data covering Asia.


Launched IFIS, the Islamic Finance Information Service. Designed to meet the unique requirements of Sharia compliant finance industry participants.

Expanded its coverage in May to seven additional countries: Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Moldova, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.'s ‘Best of the Web’ selected EMIS as a "Forbes Favorite" for emerging market information.

Acquired the Business Intelligence division of Liquid Africa in South Africa in October, to help accelerate the development of its Africa-oriented products.

Added Caribbean and Central America coverage. The countries include Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Middle East, and Asia.


EMIS Intelligence was named the "Best Information Source" in the annual International Competia Awards.

Added 8 additional countries to its service. New coverage includes: Southeast Europe (Albania, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Macedonia), the Middle East (Lebanon, Saudi Arabia) and Latin America (Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay).


Relocated its headquarters to New York City.

In October, founder Gary Mueller stepped down as Chief Executive Officer. He was replaced by Brian de Lacy.

2001's ‘Best of the Web’ selected EMIS as a "Forbes Favorite" for emerging market information.


Acquired the Kadiev News Service, a Bulgarian news provider. Consequently, launched IntelliNews, its editorial arm producing daily and weekly economic and financial news coverage as well as sector and country reports for Central and Eastern Europe.

Acquired InfoLatina, Mexico's first Internet-delivered subscription-based information database.


In January, Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC acquired 80% of ISI Emerging Markets (now called EMIS).

Added Slovakia to its coverage.


Throughout the year, added Brazil, Mexico, Argentina and Central Asia to its product offering.


Entered the Latin American market and launched Andean Region and Chilean coverage. The Andean Region product included Colombia, Peru, Venezuela and Ecuador.

Added Bulgaria and Romania to its European coverage.


In October, the company relocated its headquarters to Boston.

Throughout the year, added coverage of Turkey, Ukraine, India and China to its flagship service.


Launched the EMIS Intelligence in June. Poland was the first country covered.


Upon graduating from Harvard Business School, Gary Mueller started ISI Emerging Markets (now called EMIS).

Inspired by the lack of information available to him while researching first as a Fulbright Fellow and later as a KPMG analyst in Eastern Europe, Gary started the company with the express purpose of providing easy access to critical business information and research on emerging markets.

The other co-founders include Gary's younger brother George Mueller, at that time a research instructor at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute and Jae Chang, a computer science student also at CMU.