S&P Capital IQ

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S&P Global Market Intelligence
Industry Financial Services
  • 1987 (as SNL Financial)
  • 1999 (as Capital IQ)
  • 2010 (as S&P Capital IQ)
  • 2016 (as S&P Global Market Intelligence)
Headquarters 55 Water Street, Manhattan, United States
Area served
Services Quantitative research and financial analysis solutions
Number of employees
Approx. 10,000
Parent S&P Global
Website marketintelligence.spglobal.com

S&P Global Market Intelligence is a provider of financial and industry data, research, news, and analytics to investment professionals, government agencies, corporations, and universities. A division of S&P Global Inc. (NYSE: SPGI) and headquartered in New York City, S&P Global Market Intelligence was born from the integration of S&P Capital IQ and SNL Financial in 2016 .[1][citation needed]


2016: S&P Global Market Intelligence is formed in a strategic move forward as part of the integration of the two previously separate businesses, S&P Capital IQ and SNL Financial.

2015: McGraw Hill Financial acquires SNL Financial for $2.225B.

2011: S&P Capital IQ merges into McGraw Hill Financial. With capabilities fully incorporated with all of S&P’s, the company moved from standalone subsidiary to a McGraw Hill Financial company.

2010: S&P Capital IQ was formed when Capital expanded its offering to include solutions from Standard & Poor’s (S&P), another McGraw Hill Financial company.

2004: Capital IQ sold to McGraw Hill Financial, now S&P Global.

1999: Capital IQ was founded by Neal Goldman, Steve Turner, and Randall Winn. Capital IQ offered financial software, analytics, and data.

1987: SNL Financial, originally named “S&L Securities”, was founded by Reid Nagle in New Jersey, with an initial focus on the savings and loan industry.


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