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Standard & Poor's Ratings Services is led by seasoned professionals with years of experience in the financial services industry. Learn more about them here.
Lou Eccleston is president of S&P Capital IQ and Chairman of the board of S&P Dow Jones Indices, businesses of The McGraw-Hill Companies. S&P Capital IQ is a leading provider of multi-asset class data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment advisors and wealth managers around the world. S&P Dow Jones Indices is a global leader in providing investable and benchmark indices to the financial markets. To date, we calculate over 830,000 indices in real-time or at the end of day, and is home to some of the world’s most followed and recognized stock market indices.
Lou joined Standard & Poor’s in 2008 as executive managing director of Fixed Income Risk Management Services (FIRMS). Before joining Standard & Poor’s, Lou was chairman and chief executive officer of Pivot Inc., a leading provider of communications networks for institutional investors. Previously, he served as president of Global Sales, Marketing and Services for Thomson Financial, leading the integration of separate sales, service and marketing operations around the world into one globally coordinated entity. Lou was also president of the Banking and Brokerage division for Thomson Financial, its largest business operating group at the time, where he led the develop-ment and launch of Thomson ONE. Lou also spent 14 years as a managing director with Bloomberg L.P., where he helped build sales and customer service initiatives for the desktop, trading systems, the electronic brokerage business and media operations.
Douglas L. Peterson
Doug Peterson was named President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, the leading global credit rating agency and division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, in 2011.
Previously, Doug was the Chief Operating Officer of Citibank, N.A., Citigroup’s principal banking entity that operates in over 100 countries. Doug was with Citigroup for 26 years.
Until the beginning of 2010, Doug was the CEO of Citigroup, Japan where he oversaw the entire franchise, managing over 15,000 employees. Doug had previously been the Chief Auditor of Citigroup from 2001 to 2004 after he had led the enterprise-wide project to integrate the Internal Audit teams after the merger of Citicorp and Travelers. In prior roles, he served as Country Manager in Costa Rica and Uruguay and as a corporate banker in Argentina and New York.
Doug received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics and History at Claremont McKenna College and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Doug has previously served on the boards of the American Chambers of Commerce (in Costa Rica, Uruguay, and Japan) and the International Bankers Association of Japan. He is currently on the Boards of Advisors for the Wharton Financial Institutions Center and the Kravis Leadership Institute, and the Board of Trustees of the Paul Taylor Dance Company and Claremont McKenna College.
Paul A. Coughlin
Paul Coughlin is Executive Managing Director, Global Analytics and Operations at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services. In this role, Paul is responsible for global analytical operations. He is also responsible for coordinating overall business activities in the Americas and leading the Operations and Editorial teams.
Previously, Paul was Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s global Corporate & Government Ratings group. This group included global Corporate Ratings, Financial Services, Public Finance, and Sovereign Ratings.
Paul began his ratings career in 1988 with Australian Ratings, a company that Standard & Poor’s acquired in 1990. He has experience rating corporations, banks, governments, mutual funds, securitizations, and project financings.
In 1998, Paul assumed Asia-Pacific regional responsibility for Infrastructure and Public Finance Ratings, and, in subsequent years, he assumed additional responsibility for Corporate, Sovereign, and Financial Services ratings. Moving to Singapore in 2003, Paul became Manager of the broader Corporate & Government Ratings groups in emerging Asia.
Paul has also worked in economic policy and administrative roles in the Australian government, including as a staff member for then Treasurer and later Prime Minister, the Hon. John W. Howard.
Paul holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from Melbourne University and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Australia’s Monash University.
Patricia Walsh is the Senior Vice President of Communications and Marketing for S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices. In this role, which Patti assumed in January 2011, she is responsible for developing and delivering strategic internal and external communications plans, including branding initiatives and public relations efforts, to support the business objectives of the two business lines. She is also charged with managing the go-to-market brand launch for S&P Capital IQ through employee communications, public relations and marketing efforts, as well as developing the brand architecture to support the new organization.
Prior to joining the S&P Capital IQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices, Patti was Vice President of Communications and Marketing for the Information & Media group, which comprises BusinessWeek, J.D. Power & Associates, four ABC-affiliate television stations, and three business information services (Platts, Aviation Week, and McGraw-Hill Construction). In that role, Patti worked with segment and business unit teams to raise awareness of the segment’s properties and expertise beyond individual industries to a broader audience, through media relations and other public relations tactics. She was also responsible for issues management, as well as for executive and employee communications, for the segment.
Prior to joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, Patti was a senior vice president in the Corporate Branding group at public relations agency Ruder Finn Inc. Before that, she spent 17 years in management and editorial positions at Dow Jones & Co., including director of internal communications and knowledge management; director of international development; editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal Weekly; and assistant managing editor of The Wall Street Journal Europe in Brussels.
Patti holds a BA in communications from Marist College.
Mr. Ackerman is Managing Director at S&P Capital IQ, where he is responsible for the strategy, execution and daily operations tied to the growth and maintenance of the Third Party Research Network. This Network, which consists of participating third party research firms located around the world, is utlized in S&P Capital IQ's desktops, feeds, and other products & capabilities tailored for investors and the capital markets.
Mr. Ackerman is a highly recognized expert in global information, analytics and research product & services that are sold, paid for & fulfilled via electronic platforms. He has a substantial track record of success in leading and operating multinational businesses serving various client segments within the global capital and corporate markets.
Mr. Ackerman holds an MBA from the Fordham University Graduate School of Business and a BA from Tufts University.
Catherine J. Mathis
Catherine J. Mathis was named Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in September 2009. Catherine’s responsibilities include global branding, public relations and employee communications. She is a member of the Standard & Poor’s Executive Committee.
Previously, Catherine had been Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for The New York Times Company since 2007. Before that, Catherine had been Vice President of Corporate Communications for The New York Times Company since 2000 and Director, Investor Relations since 1997.
From 1992 to 1997, Catherine was Vice President of Corporate Relations at the Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. where she was responsible for investor relations, media relations, public relations, employee communications and event planning. Previously, she held various management positions at International Paper Company.
In 2006, Catherine was named Communicator of the Year by the New York chapter of International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). The award is the chapter's highest award, recognizing integrity and excellence in everyday communications or in response to specific crises or challenges. In 2002, the YWCA of New York City selected her as one of its Women Achievers.
Catherine graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Marketing and Management Information Systems.
Alexander J. Matturri, Jr. CFA
Alex Matturri is chief executive officer at S&P Dow Jones Indices, responsible for all aspects of the index business globally. S&P Dow Jones Indices offers investment professionals around the world an array of products from efficiently representative indices to broad comprehensive benchmarks.
Previously, Alex was senior vice president and director of Global Equity Index Management at Northern Trust Global Investments (NTGI). There, he was responsible for all facets of passive equity portfolio management and trading, overseeing a $185 billion passive investment business for the world’s third-largest quantitative manager. In addition to leading investment teams in the U.S., Europe and Asia, Alex was a driver for the global expansion of the passive investment business across all regions. Alex joined NTGI in 2003 with the company’s acquisition of Deutsche Asset Management’s Index and Quantitative Investment business. At Deutsche, he served as director and senior index investment strategist.
From 1987 until joining Deutsche in 2000, Alex served as vice president and division head at The Bank of New York where he managed the Special Investment Products group which provided investment management, product development, and trading for equity derivatives and quantitative strategies. Alex was a pioneer in the use of equity derivatives and exchange traded funds in institutional and high-net-worth portfolios. In 1993 Alex started The Bank of New York’s transition management business which was one of the first providers of portfolio transition and asset reallocation services. His experience before The Bank of New York included roles as a risk arbitrage analyst at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and security analyst at First Fidelity Bank.
Alex is a Chartered Financial Analyst and is admitted as an attorney in New York and New Jersey. He is also a member of the CFA Institute and The New York Society of Security Analysts. Alex holds a BS in finance with honors from Lehigh University and a JD from Syracuse University College of Law.
Yu-Tsung Chang is Executive Managing Director of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in the Asia-Pacific region. He is responsible for enhancing Ratings Services’ growth and market leadership in this dynamic, fast-growing area by ensuring the highest quality analytics and customer service, expanding the coverage of traditional products, and introducing new local market services.
Yu-Tsung joined Standard & Poor’s in 1993 and was the Head of Structured Finance Ratings in Tokyo. He acted as a pioneer in this market and played an important role in fostering the growth of securitization in Japan. In 2000, he became Managing Director for all of Standard & Poor’s Japan operations, and added responsibility for Korea in 2004 and Taiwan in 2006. He assumed his current position in August 2007.
Yu-Tsung holds B.B.A degrees in both business and East Asian studies from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He is a member of the Japan Association of Corporate Directors and a Director of the Securitization Forum of Japan.
Adam H. Schuman
Adam H. Schuman is Executive Managing Director and Chief Legal Officer at Standard & Poor’s Rating Services. Adam manages the Ratings Services Legal Department and the Global Regulatory Affairs Department. He joined Standard & Poor’s in September 2008 from The McGraw-Hill Companies and undertook a central role in managing and shaping Standard & Poor’s strategy in ratings-related litigations and government inquiries globally, as well as providing legal counsel as Standard & Poor’s has developed and implemented actions to strengthen its business and better serve the markets. He is Secretary to Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC.
Before joining The McGraw-Hill Companies in 2003, Adam served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Brooklyn, New York, specializing in the prosecution of business and securities fraud crimes. He received a commendation from the U.S. Department of Justice acknowledging his work in that area. He also has taught on the subject of federal criminal prosecution as an adjunct professor at Brooklyn Law School.
Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, he practiced civil litigation at the Manhattan law firms of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison and Corbin Silverman & Sanseverino, where he was elected to partnership. He also has served as a law clerk to U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska in Manhattan.
He graduated with Honors from Swarthmore College and received his law degree, cum laude, from New York University.
John C. Weisenseel
John Weisenseel joined Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services as Chief Financial Officer in December 2007. He is responsible for the global finance organization for Standard & Poor’s. These responsibilities include all financial activities such as budgeting, financial planning and acquisition valuations. He is a member of Standard & Poor’s Executive Council, New Products Concept, Enterprise Risk Management, Compliance and Compensation Committees.
John joined The McGraw-Hill Companies as Senior Vice President and Treasurer in September 2004. In this role, he was responsible for all treasury, investor relations, retirement plan financing, and risk management activities. These included global cash and foreign currency risk management, banking, investors and rating agency relationship management in addition to all insurance activities. John was a member of the Pension Investment Committee, the Secretary of the Financial Policy Committee and the President of the Captive Insurance Company.
Before joining The McGraw-Hill Companies, John was Vice President and Treasurer of Barnes & Noble, Inc. John also spent 12 years at Citigroup working in various capacities within treasury and on the trading floor within the investment banking division. John began his career with the accounting firm of KPMG, where he worked before attending graduate school.
John holds a master’s degree with concentrations in Finance and Computer Information Systems from the University of Texas at Austin. He also holds a bachelor of business administration with a major in Accounting from Adelphi University. John is a Certified Public Accountant and a past member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Corporate Treasury Management and the Conference Planning Committee for the National Forum on Corporate Finance. He was named one of the “100 Most Influential People in Finance for 2007” by Treasury & Risk Magazine.