17S&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.
Data as of 12/31/2018
Source: Form NRSRO as filed on 3/28/2019
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