It was announced today that S&P Global Ratings has opened its new European headquarters in Dublin.
The announcement was made at an opening ceremony today, attended by Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland, and senior leaders from the organization. Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal Donohoe, TD, will officially inaugurate the new Dublin office at a formal reception this evening.
S&P Global Ratings is a global provider of independent credit ratings. The Irish headquarters aims to be the hub of a very strong EMEA network spanning 13 offices. With individuals relocating from existing international offices added to new hires in Ireland, the office is now fully staffed with senior management, an experienced team of analysts, compliance and support staff.
Welcoming the decision to locate in Dublin, Minister Donohoe said, "S&P Global is a most welcome addition to Ireland’s growing financial services community. This location decision underscores the attractiveness of Ireland for investment in highly-skilled, knowledge intensive areas of activity, particularly in financial services."
President of S&P Global Ratings, John Berisford added, "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."