S&P Global Ratings

S&P Global Ratings (previously Standard & Poor's and informally known as S&P) is an American credit rating agency (CRA) and a division of S&P Global that publishes financial research and analysis on stocks, bonds, and commodities. S&P is considered the largest of the Big Three credit-rating agencies, which also include Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings.[2] Its head office is located on 55 Water Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City.[3]

S&P Global Ratings
TypeSubsidiary
IndustryFinancial services
Predecessor
  • Poor's Publishing
  • Standard Statistics
Founded1860; 161 years ago (1860)
1941; 80 years ago (1941) (present corporation status)
FounderHenry Varnum Poor
Headquarters,
U.S.
Key people
John Berisford
RevenueUS$2.61 billion (2009)[1]
Number of employees
10,000+
ParentS&P Global
Websitewww.spglobal.com/ratings/