Global Rating have announced the opening of its new European HQ based in Dublin. The opening ceremony took place yesterday (14/02/2019) the event was attended by senior leaders of the company and Martin Shanahan who is the Chief Executive Officer of IDA Ireland. Paschal Donohoe, Minister of Finance will officially inaugurate the new Dublin office at a formal reception which took place yesterday evening.
S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. The Irish HQ will be the hub of a very strong EMEA network boasting 13 offices. A mix of employees who have relocated from existing international offices and new hires in Ireland fully staff the office, including senior management, an experienced team of analysts, compliance and support staff.
President of S&P Global Ratings, John Berisford said: ” We are thrilled to be in Ireland. This country has a vibrant financial services ecosystem and we look forward to playing our part in developing it further. Ireland has shown it can play a leading role in innovation in capital markets as well as in advancing new financial technology. We were attracted by the talent pool, connection to the rest of our European network, and its strong track record as an operating environment. Our new Dublin office is a key milestone in our journey to expand into new markets and attract talent.”
CEO of IDA Ireland, Martin Shanahan, stated: “S&P Global Ratings’ choice of Dublin to locate this important investment contributes to Ireland’s reputation as a hub for the international financial services sector within the European Union.”
S&P Global Ratings publishes an excess of 50 globally scaled ratings on Irish organisations, banks, infrastructure projects, structured financial transactions, and the country’s sovereign.
David Gordon, Country Head Ireland, S&P Global Ratings added: “We are delighted to be here in Dublin and have a solid base from which to continue our support for this market through multi-sector ratings, as well as providing essential intelligence and critical insights.”
Source: IDA Ireland
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