S&P Global Ratings opens new EMEA HQ in Dublin

Economy, Finance | Thu 14 Feb | Author – Business & Finance
David Gordon, Country Head Ireland, S&P Global Ratings; Martin Shanahan, CEO of IDA Ireland; and John Berisford, President of S&P Global Ratings Pic: Naoise Culhane

Cementing Ireland’s reputation as a hub for the international financial services sector

Welcoming the decision to locate in Dublin, Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform, Paschal 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.

The Irish headquarters will 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.

John Berisford, President of S&P Global Ratings, commented:

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. Historically, 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 country’s talent pool, connections to the rest of our European network, and its strong track record as an operating environment.

Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland, added: “S&P Global Rating’s choice of Dublin to locate this strategically important investment contributes to Ireland’s reputation as a hub for the international financial services sector within the EU.”