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Investing in Technology to Bring New Insights to Market Faster

S&P Global selected a number of innovative technology companies for investment, acquisition, and partnership 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.

Machine-Learning 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

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 (San Francisco)
Arbor Ventures (Hong Kong and Tel Aviv)
The House Fund (Berkeley)
LingFeng Capital (China)
Middlegame Ventures (Luxembourg)

Selected Investments and Collaborations

BigOne Lab (Alternative Data)
Alternative data intelligence that enables investment and business decisions in China
FiscalNote (Natural-Language Processing)
Provides regulatory analysis and legislative tracking for state, federal, and international issues using natural-language processing
Measurabl (Commercial Real Estate ESG Data Management)
Connects the real estate industry from “meter to market” by making it efficient to collect and share ESG data
Q4 (Investor Relations)
A pure-play investor relations technology and services provider in North America
SCRIPTS Asia (Natural-Language Processing)
The leading provider of investor event coverage for Asia-Pacific markets
Ursa (Alternative Data)
Aggregates and analyzes satellite data to provide alternative sources of market intelligence
XCHG (Alternative Data and Distributed-Ledger Technology
Commodity-intelligence platform transforming energy-production information into DLT-powered format to track vital source data

See page 69 for Acquisitions & Divestitures