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January 28, 2014

Standard & Poor's Opens New Office In Poland As Hub For Its Central And Eastern Europe Operations

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P) announced the expansion of its European network with the opening of a new office in Warsaw, Poland, and the appointment of Marcin Petrykowski as Regional Head for Central and Eastern Europe and Managing Director of the Poland office.

November 25, 2013

McGraw Hill Financial Appoints Neeraj Sahai as President, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI) today announced that Neeraj Sahai, 56, has been appointed President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, effective January 6, 2014.

October 09, 2013

Standard & Poor’s Acquires Additional Stake in RAM Holdings Berhad

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (Standard & Poor’s), one of the world's leading providers of credit ratings, today announced that it has acquired an additional 2.1% stake in RAM Holdings Berhad (RAM). This acquisition increases Standard & Poor’s shareholding in RAM to 8.2%. Standard & Poor’s acquired an initial 4.9% stake in RAM in November 2011 and another 1.2% stake in August 2013. The further expansion of its minority stake in RAM demonstrates Standard & Poor’s ongoing commitment to ASEAN capital markets, including Malaysia.

August 16, 2013

Standard & Poor’s Acquires Additional Stake in RAM Holdings Berhad

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services (Standard & Poor’s), one of the world's leading provider of credit ratings, today announced that it has acquired an additional 1.2% stake in RAM Holdings Berhad (RAM). This acquisition increases Standard & Poor’s shareholding in RAM to 6.1%. Standard & Poor’s acquired an initial 4.9% stake in RAM in November 2011. The further expansion of its minority stake in RAM demonstrates Standard & Poor’s ongoing commitment to ASEAN capital markets, including Malaysia.

August 16, 2013

Standard & Poor’s Names Beth Ann Bovino U.S. Chief Economist

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services today announced that Beth Ann Bovino has been named U.S. Chief Economist for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services.

May 04, 2013

The Global Economy Should Expand But Will Face Complex Cross-Currents

Global economic expansion may gain a firmer footing through 2014 as the recovery in the U.S. strengthens and the Eurozone resumes modest growth, but formidable challenges remain, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Global Chief Economist Paul Sheard said today.

March 22, 2013

Standard & Poor's Names Paul Gruenwald Chief Economist
For Asia-Pacific

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced today the appointment of Paul Gruenwald as Chief Economist for the Asia-Pacific region.

March 20, 2013

Global Aging 2013: Rising To The Challenge

Since October 2010, when Standard & Poor's Ratings Services published our last update on the implications of population aging on sovereign credit ratings, the continuing economic and financial difficulties, especially in Europe, have accelerated efforts to improve the sustainability of public finances

March 12, 2013

Standard & Poor's Appoints Two Senior Risk Management Executives

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services announced the appointments of Demetrios Lefakis as Chief Quality Officer and Michael Walloga as Managing Director, Model Validation. Both executives will report to Donald R. Howard, Chief Risk Officer, and serve on the Global Risk Management Leadership team.

February 05, 2013

S&P's Response To The DOJ's Meritless Lawsuit

The U.S. Dept. of Justice and some states have filed meritless civil lawsuits against S&P challenging some of our 2007 CDO ratings and the underlying RMBS models. Their allegations are simply untrue. Our ratings were issued in good faith.

June 04, 2012

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Names Paul Sheard Chief Global Economist And Head Of Global Economic And Research

Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services announced that Paul Sheard has been named Chief Global Economist and Head of Global Economics and Research, effective today. Based in New York , Mr. Sheard will report to Douglas Peterson, President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, and serve on the firm’s Executive Committee.

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