S&P Global Ratings

Ratings is one of the largest agencies in the world and a subsidiary of , which is best known for being the creator of the index.

The purpose of Ratings is to provide accurate and information to potential market participants to measure the credit efficacy of enterprises, governments, entities, , and the overall sector.

Ratings works with numerous regulators and the sector to provide detailed information to help sustain an equitable, transparent, forward-thinking .

Standard & Poor's grew out of two companies: Poor's Publishing, a publisher of guidebooks officially founded in 1868, and the Standard Statistics Bureau (later ), founded in 1906, which published on companies.

In 1923, it released its first market indicator, which contained 233 companies. Poor's Publishing, meanwhile, issued its first rating in 1916.

The two firms merged in 1941, to create Standard & Poor's.1

The McGraw-Hill Cos. purchased in 1966. In 2012, Standard & Poor's combined its index operations with Dow Jones Indices (which McGraw-Hill owned) to become the leader in market indexes.

In 2016, McGraw Hill rebranded itself as . divisions include Ratings, Market Intelligence, Dow Jones Indices, and Platts.

The has more than 1,500 credit analysts, and more than 1 million credit ratings have been issued on governments, corporations, the sector, and .

 is a major credit risk researcher, covering multiple industries, benchmarks, asset classes, and geographies.

It issues credit ratings, ranging from AAA to D, on and private debt, as well as governments. It also offers ratings on short-term debt and provides outlook ratings that range from six months to two years.

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