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Re-tuning a rating agency

To McGraw Hill Financial CEO Douglas Peterson, increased regulation will benefit his business as a whole, especially if there's standardisation, comparability, and consistency.

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'We want to have standardisation, comparability, consistency. This is part of the job of meeting needs of the new regulations. That's a good outcome.'

THE regulatory burden isn't one that can easily be shaken off, as Douglas Peterson may tell you. The chief executive of McGraw Hill Financial took on the position in 2013, just two years after he joined the company as head of its largest business, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services (S&P