Why would this be of any concern to you? Well they’re possibly hoping it’s all so boring you’ll just skip over it:
Ken Craggs though did not skip over it. As with all Ken’s link-laden pieces, it would take you ages but if you persevered, you’d have an idea what’s going on in data and how it affects you.
In January 2006, Markit and CDSIndexCo (a consortium of 16 investment banks including ABN AMRO; Bear Stearns; Lehman Brothers; JPMorgan; Bank of America; Goldman Sachs; BNP Paribas; Barclays Capital; HSB
Markit Group Limited (previously named Hackremco (No. 1804) Limited) was incorporated on 22 March 2001 by Hackwood Directors Limited & Hackwood Secretaries Limited (both owned by Linklaters LLP). Markit Group Limited (Markit) was founded to develop a credit data platform for managers of credit risk portfolios. Other companies that were previously called Hackremco include J.
In what is known as an ‘inversion‘, IHS which was founded and based in Colorado, USA, merged with the smaller London-based Markit to form IHS Markit which is headquartered in London, UK, to reduce U.S. tax burdens. See this article about why U.S. companies won’t take their trillions in profits back to the U.S. to avoid paying $695 billion in tax.
IHS Markit customers (cartel members) include banks, central banks, stock exchanges, auditors, regulators, hedge funds, insurance companies; and span industries including
Daniel Yergin is the Vice Chairman of IHS Markit, Chairman of IHS CERAWeek, and a member of President Donald Trump’s Strategic & Policy Forum. IHS Markit tells us it is a global research and analysis firm of 14,000 people and has 50,000 customers in 140 countries, 85% of the Fortune Global 500, and 94 of the largest 100 U.S. corporations.
CERAWeek hosted by IHS Markit is the premier annual international gathering of energy industry leaders, experts, government officials and policymakers. The speakers list and agenda of CERAWeek 2017 reads like a Who’s Who of the global energy industry and includes off-the-record discussion on key issues shaping the energy future, private summits and networking events. The 2016 speakers
On 24th January 2017, President Donald Trump signed a number of executive orders that will allow construction of the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines to move forward. The TransCanada Corporation is behind the Keystone XL pipeline which was proposed in 2008 and is planned to run from Alberta, Canada, to the refineries along the U.S. Gulf Coast. The company Energy Transfer Equity is behind the Dakota Access pipelinewhich was announced in 2014 and is due to run from northwest North Dakota, USA, to Patoka, Illinois, USA.
IHS Markit acquisitions include the Canada land sales, rig activity & drilling records of CWD Inc. In early January 2017, 66.1 thousand hectares of land, including oil sands, were sold in Alberta, Canada, with an average sale price of $192.55 per hectare. IHS Markit also owns the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) which serves the energy supply chain worldwide; the Global Trade Information Service (GTIS), and Lloyd’s Register of Ships. Over 90% of international trade occurs by shipping.