Standard & Poor's Ratings Service
With over 1,400 credit analysts in 23 countries, and more than 150 years of experience assessing credit risk, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P), a part of McGraw Hill Financial, is a leading global provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. S&P publishes more than a million credit ratings on debt issued by government, corporate and financial entities. The company's research and opinions about relative credit risk help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide. Revenue in 2013 was $2.27 billion.