10Investing in Technology to Bring New Insights to Market Faster
S&P Global selected a number of innovative technology companies for investment, acquisition, and partnership in order to take advantage of emerging technologies and stay abreast of changes in our key markets. These activities reinforce the Company’s ongoing belief that artificial intelligence, big data, and automation are core capabilities required to succeed in information services for the capital and commodity markets.
S&P Global acquired Kensho in early 2018 after an initial stake in 2016. Kensho’s experience has enabled an enterprise-wide evolution that embeds new analytical capabilities in our products and improves user experiences through natural-language processing, visualization, and advanced search.
Embedding New Analytical Capabilities
Recent investments align the Company’s commitment to surface new, actionable insights quickly using leading-edge technology.
Quickly ingest and link alternative and unstructured data sets with traditional data
Natural-Language Processing (NLP)
Convert text to machine-readable format across thousands of documents. Leverage smart tagging to enhance a customer’s analysis with newly made digital connections
Advanced Topic Search
Improve customers’ search results in S&P Global’s products to be more “Google-like” by using natural-language queries to surface data and pages of content
Selected Investments and Collaborations
|Xpansiv (Environmental Commodity and Distributed-Ledger Technology)|
|A global marketplace for origination, transacting, and portfolio management of ESG-inclusive digital commodity products|
|Measurabl (Commercial Real Estate ESG Data Management)|
|Connects the real estate industry from “meter to market” by making it fast, easy, and affordable to collect and share asset-level ESG data|
|BigOne Lab (Alternative Data)|
|Alternative data intelligence that enables investment and business decisions in China|
|Maestro (Private Markets)|
|A SaaS platform for managing operating data and performance KPIs in private-equity owned firms|
|Quantifind (Know-Your-Customer and Credit Risk)|
|Provides a machine-learning-driven enterprise SaaS solution for compliance and financial risks|
|Lukka (Digital Assets Pricing)|
|Provides institutional-grade digital assets pricing and reference data and software that powers global indices and enables middle- and back-office workflow|
|Tealbook (Supply-Chain Diversity)|
|Offers a supplier intelligence platform that offers buyers data they need to make critical decisions, resulting in empowered and transformative procurement strategies|
See page 69 for Acquisitions & Divestitures
Fintech: Making Investments Relevant to Our Future
S&P Global is investing in fintech venture capital funds to get exposure and access to emerging technologies, talent, and business models.
|Green Visor Capital (U.S.)|
|Arbor Ventures (Singapore)|
|The House Fund (U.S.)|
|LingFeng Capital (China)|
|Middlegame Ventures (Luxembourg)|