Rating Agency Developments

On April 18, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates U.S. Tax-Supported Rating Criteria. Release.

On April 15, 2016, DBRS issued a report entitled: DBRS Criteria: Commercial Paper Liquidity Support for Non-Bank Financial Issuers. Report.

On April 14, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Publishes Criteria Exposure Draft for Counterparty Risk in Structured Finance and CVBs. Release.

Rating Agency Developments

On April 13, Moody’s published its approach to rating obligations with variable promises, where the source of variation is related to non-standard or non-credit-related reference factors. Report.

On April 7, Fitch published its criteria for rating tender option bonds. Report.

On April 7, Fitch published its criteria for rating Mexican residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Report.

On April 7, DBRS published its criteria for rating companies in the television broadcasting industry. Report.

On April 7, DBRS published its criteria for rating companies in the radio broadcasting industry. Report.

On April 7, DBRS published its criteria for rating companies in the printing industry. Report.

On April 7, DBRS published its criteria for rating companies in the publishing industry. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On April 6, 2016, DBRS published its methodology for rating European structured finance transactions.

On April 6, 2016, DBRS published its methodology for ratings in the forest products industry. Report.

On April 6, 2016, DBRS published its methodology for ratings in the engineering and construction industry. Report.

On April 6, 2016, DBRS published its methodology for ratings in the industrial products industry. Report.

On April 5, 2016, Fitch updated its recovery ratings and notching criteria for non-financial corporate issuers. Release.

On April 5, 2016, Fitch published an updated report on rating criteria for letter of credit supported bonds and commercial paper. Report.

On April 5, 2016, Fitch published surveillance criteria for trust preferred CDOs. Report.

On April 1, 2016, Fitch updated its EMEA RMBS rating criteria. Release.

On March 31, 2016, S&P published its methodology and assumptions for rating North American single-tenant real estate triple-net lease-backed securitizationsReport.

On March 31, 2016, Fitch updated its global criteria for rating wind power projects. Release.

Rating Agency Developments

On February 9, DBRS published its methodology for rating Canadian government STRIP bonds. Report.

On February 9, DBRS published its methodology for guarantees and other forms of support. Report.

On February 9, DBRS published its methodology for rating CLOs and CDOs of large corporate credit. Report.

On February 9, DBRS published its methodology outlining cash flow assumptions DBRS applies to rating corporate credit securitizations. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On January 6, DBRS published its methodology for rating European commercial mortgage loans and European CMBS transactions. Report.

On January 4, DBRS published its preferred share and hybrid security criteria for corporate issuers. Report.

On January 4, DBRS published its methodology for rating holding companies and their subsidiaries. Report.

On January 4, DBRS published its methodology for rating CLOs backed by loans to European Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). Report.

On January 4, DBRS published its methodology for rating European RMBS transactions. Report.

On December 31, DBRS published its methodology for rating European structured finance servicers. Report.

On December 31, Moody’s published its rating methodology for investment holding companies and conglomerates. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On December 9, 2015, Moody’s published its global methodology for rating securities backed by pools of auto loans and auto leases to individuals. Report.

On December 8, 2015, Moody’s published its methodology for rating the temporary investment of cash in structured finance transaction accounts. Report.

On December 7, 2015, Fitch updated its criteria for recovery estimates and recovery ratings and clarified the notching guidance for unsecured debt of issuers rated in the ‘BB’ category and above. Report.

On December 4, 2015, Fitch updated its criteria for not-for-profit hospitals and health systems outside the U.S. Report.

On December 4, 2015, Moody’s updated and replaced its existing methodology for how Moody’s Loss Given Default framework is used in making rating distinctions. Report.

On December 3, 2015, Fitch updated its criteria for rating U.S. equipment lease and loan ABS. Report.

On December 3, 2015, Fitch published its Global Consumer ABS Rating Criteria for analyzing credit risk in asset-backed securities backed by consumer receivables globally. Report.

On December 3, 2015, Fitch updated its recovery ratings and notching criteria for equity REITs. Report.

On December 3, 2015, Kroll published its methodology for rating the financial strength of private mortgage insurance companies. Report.

On December 3, 2015, Kroll published its methodology for rating U.S. CMBS single borrower and large loan transactions. Report.

On December 3, 2015, Kroll published its methodology for rating U.S. CMBS multi-borrower transactions. Report.

On December 3, 2015, Kroll published its methodology for rating U.S. distressed commercial real estate liquidating trust securitizations. Report.

On December 3, 2015, Kroll updated its CMBS property evaluation methodology. Report.