DBRS

Rating Agency Developments

On July 19, 2016, DBRS published its criteria for rating CLOs backed by loans to European SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises).  Report.

On July 18, 2016, Fitch published its criteria for assigning new and existing ratings to sovereign issuersReport.

On July 18, 2016, Fitch published an addendum that supplements its counterparty criteria for structured finance and covered bondsReport.

On July 14, 2016, DBRS published an update to its criteria for evaluating servicers in North American CMBS transactions.  Report.

On July 14, 2016, DBRS published its criteria for rating European covered bondsReport.

On July 14, 2016, DBRS published its master European structured finance surveillance methodology.  Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On June 29, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for trading companies. Report.

On June 29, 2016, DBRS published its rating methodology for Canadian structured income funds. Report.

On June 29, 2016, DBRS published its rating methodology for Canadian split share companies and trusts. Report.

On June 27, 2016, DBRS published its rating methodology for Canadian airport authorities. Report.

On June 27, 2016, DBRS published its rating methodology for public universities. Report.

On June 27, 2016, DBRS published its rating methodology for entities in the real estate industry. Report.

On June 23, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for companies in the global automotive supplier industry. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On June 14, 2016, DBRS issued a report entitled: General Corporate Methodology. Report.

On June 14, 2016, DBRS issued a report entitled: DBRS Criteria: Evaluating Corporate Governance. Report.

On June 14, 2016, DBRS issued a report entitled: Rating Project Finance. Report.

On June 14, 2016, Moody’s issued a report entitled: Moody’s Approach to Rating Securities Backed by FFELP Student Loans. Report.

On June 14, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Reviews Global Trading and Universal Banks. Report.

On June 13, 2016, DBRS issued a report entitled: Rating U.S. Structured Finance Transactions. Report.

On June 9, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Criteria for CLOs and Corporate CDOs. Report.

On June 9, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Finalizing Changes to FFELP Student Loan ABS Criteria. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On May 27, 2016, S&P published its revised rating criteria for hedge fund securitizations.  Report.

On May 26, 2016, Fitch published its revised sovereign rating criteriaReport.

On May 26, 2016, DBRS published its methodology for rating credit fundsReport.

 

Rating Agency Developments

On May 25, 2016, DBRS published an updated report on rating Public Pension Funds & Related Exclusive Asset Managers. Report.

On May 25, 2016, DBRS published an updated report on rating Canadian Municipal Governments. Report.

On May 25, 2016, DBRS published an updated report on rating Canadian Public Hospitals. Report.

On May 25, 2016, DBRS published an updated report on rating Canadian Provincial Agents of the Crown. Report.

On May 25, 2016, DBRS published an updated report on rating Canadian Provincial Governments. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On May 3, 2016, DBRS published its rating methodology for pooled aircraft lease securitizations. Report.

On May 3, 2016, DBRS published its master U.S. ABS surveillance methodology. Report.

On May 3, 2016, S&P published its rating methodology for counterparty instrumentsReport.

On April 29, 2016, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for global title insurers. Report.

On April 29, 2016, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for global reinsurers. Report.

On April 29, 2016, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for financial guarantors. Report.

On April 29, 2016, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for global trade credit insurers. Report.

On April 29, 2016, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for global life insurers. Report.

On April 29, 2016, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for global property and casualty insurers. Report.

On April 29, 2016, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for mortgage insurers. Report.

On April 29, 2016, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for U.S. health insurance companies. Report.

On April 29, 2016, DBRS published its rating methodology for Canadian structured finance transactions. Report.

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.