Standard & Poor's Ratings Services Names Christopher Heusler Chief Commercial Officer

Dec 10, 2015, 10:23 ET from Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced today the appointment of Christopher Heusler as Chief Commercial Officer.  Based in New York, Mr. Heusler reports to John Berisford, President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.

In this role, Mr. Heusler is in charge of commercial activities for the organization's products and services as well as for driving customer relationships globally. He will work closely with the product development team on strategies to address the company's business growth objectives.

"We are delighted to welcome Chris to S&P Ratings Services," said John Berisford, President of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services.  "Chris' global experience in financial markets will be critical as we achieve our goal of being the preferred provider of independent and innovative risk ratings, benchmarks, and insights to increase transparency and drive growth in global financial markets." 

Prior to joining S&P Ratings Services, Mr. Heusler was a Managing Director and Global Head of International Subsidiary Banking at HSBC Commercial Banking group.  Before that he held several senior level sales and operating roles at HSBC with multi-regional responsibilities.  While at HSBC, he was based in the U.S. and in Hong Kong.

He holds a B.S. in Business Management from Green Mountain College.

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, a part of McGraw Hill Financial (NYSE: MHFI), is the world's leading provider of independent credit risk research and benchmarks. We have approximately 1.2 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector and structured finance entities and securities. With nearly 1,400 credit analysts in 26 countries, and more than 150 years' experience of assessing credit risk, we offer a unique combination of global coverage and local insight. Our research and opinions about relative credit risk provide market participants with information and independent benchmarks that help to support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

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