The purpose of S&P Global Ratings is to provide accurate data and information to potential market participants to measure the credit efficacy of enterprises, governments, financial entities, securities, and the overall financial sector.
S&P Global Ratings works with numerous global financial regulators and the financial sector to provide detailed information to help sustain an equitable, transparent, forward-thinking global financial industry.
Standard & Poor's grew out of two companies: Poor's Publishing, a publisher of railroad industry guidebooks officially founded in 1868, and the Standard Statistics Bureau (later Company), founded in 1906, which published financial data on companies.
In 1923, it released its first stock 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
S&P is a major credit risk researcher, covering multiple industries, benchmarks, asset classes, and geographies.
It issues credit ratings, ranging from AAA to D, on public and private company 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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