S&P Global, Inc. engages in the provision of transparent and independent ratings, benchmarks, analytics and data to the capital and commodity markets worldwide. It operates through the following segments: Ratings, Market and Commodities Intelligence, and Indices. The Ratings segment offers credit ratings, research, and analytics to investors, issuers, and other market participants. The Market and Commodities Intelligence segment serves investment managers, investment banks, private equity firms, insurance companies, and commercial banks. The Indices segment covers investment vehicles, exchange traded derivatives, index-related licensing fees, and data and customized index subscription fees. The company was founded by James H. McGraw and John A. Hill in 1917 and is headquartered in New York, NY.