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 S&P Dow Jones Indices (Indices). The Ratings segment is an independent provider of credit ratings, research and analytics, offering investors and other market participants information, ratings and benchmarks. The Market and Commodities Intelligence segment is a global provider of multi-asset-class data, research and analytical capabilities, which integrate cross-asset analytics and desktop services and deliver its customers commodity and energy markets access to high-value information, data, analytic services and pricing and quality benchmarks. The S&P Dow Jones Indices segment is global index provider that maintains a wide variety of valuation and index benchmarks for investment advisors, wealth managers and institutional investors. The company was founded by James H. McGraw and John A. Hill in 1917 and is headquartered in New York, NY.