Rating Agency Developments

On January 22, Fitch released its rating criteria for rating RMBS in Latin AmericaCriteria.

On January 22, Moody’s released its global methodology for rating small and medium size enterprise balance sheet securitizationsRelease.

On January 20, Moody’s released its approach to rating ABS backed by equipment lease and loansRelease.

On January 20, Moody’s released its approach to rating consumer loan backed ABSRelease.

On January 20, Moody’s released its approach to rating RMBS Using the MILAN FrameworkRelease.

On January 20, Moody’s released its global approach to rating Auto Loan- and Lease-Backed ABSRelease.

On January 20, Moody’s released its global approach to rating financial guarantorsReleaseAnnouncement.

On January 20, Moody’s released its global approach to monitoring life insurance ABSRelease.

On January 20, Fitch released its rating criteria for rating Non-Performing Loan SecuritisationsCriteria.

On January 16, Kroll released its methodology for rating single-family rentalsMethodology.

On January 15, DBRS released its methodology for rating companies in the asset management industryRelease.

Rating Agency Developments

On November 28, DBRS released its general corporate methodologyRelease.

On November 28, DBRS released its methodology for rating companies in the gaming industryRelease.

On November 26, DBRS released its methodology for rating Canadian trade receivables securitizationsRelease

On November 26, Moody’s released its methodology for rating construction industryRelease

On November 26, Moody’s released its methodology for rating regulated electric and gas networksRelease

On November 26, Moody’s released its methodology for rating tobacco industryRelease.

Rating Agency Developments

On November 6, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating securitizations in emerging marketsReport.

On November 5, DBRS released its methodology for rating companies in the automotive manufacturing industryReport.

On November 5, DBRS released its methodology for rating companies in the automotive supplier industryReport.

On November 5, S&P published an advance notice of proposed change to its bank rating methodology to potentially expand recognition of a bank’s “additional loss-absorbing capacity” in certain situations.  Article.

On November 3, Fitch released an updated version of its global structured finance and covered bonds rating criteria hierarchy.  Report.

On November 3, Moody’s released its methodology for rating unregulated utilities and unregulated power companiesReport.

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Rating Agency Developments

On October 30, Moody’s released its methodology for rating government-related issuers.  Report.

On October 30, Fitch released its methodology for rating asset-backed commercial paper.  Report.

On October 30, DBRS released a series of methodologies for rating the Canadian auto industry.  Rental Car Fleet.  Auto Fleet Lease.  Auto Retail Loan and Lease.

On October 28, DBRS released two methodologies for rating the U.S. auto industry.  U.S. Auto Lease.  Unified Interest Rate Model.

On October 30, DBRS released its methodology for rating Canadian equipment finance securitizations.  Report.

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Rating Agency Developments

On October 22, Fitch issued new methodology for rating revolving fund and leveraged municipal loan pools.  Report.

On October 22, DBRS released its methodology for rating in Canadian structured finance transactions.  Report.

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Rating Agency Developments

On October 13, Moody’s released is rating methodology for U.S. Health Insurance Companies.  Release.

On October 10, DBRS published its methodologies regarding the following: (i) U.S. Structured Finance Transactions, (ii) U.S. Auto Fleet Lease Securitizations and (iii) U.S. ABS Surveillance Methodology.  Release.  Release.  Release.

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