S&P Global Ratings, New York, United States
Year of establishment
Primary target group

CFO, CEO, Treasurer, Finance Director at Issuing Company

Name of the product
Credit Ratings
Solution product offers
- S&P credit ratings have helped companies access efficient sources of debt capital throughout the years
- As global debt maturities will rise to a peak of $2.78 trillion in 2026, 2024 will be a pivotal year for companies looking to refinance
- In this session, we take a deeper dive into credit market trends, observations for 2024, and how treasurers have used credit ratings in the past
- As case study, global engineering and design firm Arcadis NV will join us on stage to share their experience about their S&P rating and how it has helped them obtain funding to finance their growth
- Credit ratings are forward-looking opinions about an issuer’s creditworthiness providing a common language for investors to form a view on the probability of default
- As the leading credit rating agency, S&P has unparalleled insights into credit markets trends and opportunities
- By helping companies enhance transparency and gain visibility with a broader base of investors, credit ratings can help treasurers access capital more efficiently
- Credit ratings are based on an interactive process involving in-depth discussions with the executive management of the rated issuer
- The final credit rating report will be used by institutional investors around the world to form an opinion on issuers' creditworthiness

Date & Time: March 15, 10:25 – 10:55
Language: English

Geert Arlman, Regional Head UK, Ireland and the Netherlands
Lucia Pitteri, Head of Corporate Business Development UK, Ireland, the Netherlands
Jeremy Helmer, Global Treasury Director at Arcadis NV