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S&P Global Ratings’ Thought Leadership

Spanning the world’s major markets, S&P Global Ratings’ experienced team of analysts and economists provide timely insights on key issues that matter to investors and other market participants. In the past year, we have delivered compelling research and forward-looking credit-related stories on topics such as the credit cycle, leveraged finance, the U.S.-China trade dispute, Brexit, China, fintech, cybersecurity, and sustainable finance.   

Across 2018, the “When The Cycle Turns” series of research examined the impact that a potential credit-cycle downturn — involving deteriorating economic and credit fundamentals, with rising defaults and scarce liquidity — may have on ratings and market conditions. Our “Global Trade at a Crossroads” series provided periodic updates of our views on the significant risks and opportunities facing investors and issuers from the ongoing trade dispute between the U.S. and China.

With the growth of the green finance market continuing unabated, S&P Global Ratings stepped up its capabilities in the areas of environmental and climate finance research. In 2018, we established a cross-practice Sustainable Finance analytical team to work alongside our new Green Evaluation service to measure climate risk and environmental impact. In 2019, we launched our new ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) Evaluation framework to assess sustainability risks at the corporate level. 

Broad and Deep Analytical Coverage

S&P Global Ratings’ credit ratings are opinions about credit risk; they express our view on the relative likelihood that debt issued by companies and governments will be repaid on time and in full. These ratings reflect in-depth analysis of the issuers and their debt obligations.

Corporate
Ratings
Financial
Institution Ratings
Insurance
Company
Ratings
Government
Security
Ratings
Structured
Finance
Ratings

54,510

58,989

6,562

901,312

36,838

  • Industrials
  • Utilities
  • Project Finance
  • Banks
  • Brokers/Dealers
  • Finance
    Companies
  • Other Financial Institutions
  • Health
  • Life
  • Property/
    Casualty
  • Reinsurance/
    Specialty
  • Bond
  • International Public Finance
  • U.S. Public
    Finance
  • Sovereigns
  • Asset-Backed Commercial Paper
  • Asset-Backed Securities
  • Collateralized Debt Obligations
  • Commercial Mortgage-Backed Securities
  • Residential Mortgage-
    Backed Securities
  • Servicer Evaluations
S&P Global Ratings (NRSRO) S&P Global Ratings locations not issuing credit ratings S&P Global Ratings (NRSRO afliate) CRISIL (not part of NRSRO) Location is not part of the NRSRO CanadaU.S.MexicoColombiaBrazilChileArgentina SwedenU.K.IrelandGermanyFranceSpainPolandItalyIsraelSaudi ArabiaU.A.E.South Africa RussiaJapanSouth KoreaTaiwanChinaHong KongSingaporeAustraliaIndia CanadaU.S.ArgentinaBrazilMexicoFranceItalyU.K.AustraliaHong KongJapanSingaporeUAEIsraelSouth AfricaChileChinaColombiaGermanyPolandRussiaSpainSwedenSaudi ArabiaTurkeySouth Korea n S&P Global Ratings presence n S&P Global Ratings afliate, part of NRSRO n S&P Global Ratings afliate, part of NRSRO, but does not issue credit ratings n S&P Global Ratings afliate, Location not part of NRSRO

Globally, S&P Global Ratings rated more than $3.4 trillion in new debt par-value in 2018
Data as of 12/31/2018

Notes:

Source:  Form NRSRO as filed on 3/28/2019 

S&P Global Ratings is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (“NRSRO”), and does not include CRISIL Limited and certain other ratings-related businesses. Map is for illustrative purposes only.

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