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Rating Agency Developments

 

On September 19, 2016, Moody’s issued a report entitled: Special Assessment / Special Property Tax (Non-Ad Valorem) Debt. Report.

On September 15, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Publishes Updated Insurance Ratings Criteria. Press release.

 

Rating Agency Developments

On September 14, 2016, DBRS published its methodology for rating European structured finance transactions. Report.

On September 14, 2016, DBRS published and is requesting comment on its methodology for rating European sub-sovereign governments. Report.

On September 14, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for future flow securitizations. Report.

On September 14, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for Mexican RMBS. Report.

On September 13, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for RMBS using the MILAN framework. Report.

On September 9, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for obligations of closed-end funds (CEFs) and market value structures (MVS). Report.

On September 8, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for tobacco settlement revenue securitizations. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On September 7, 2016, Moody’s updated and replaced its approach to assessing credit risk for U.S. charter schools. Report.

On September 7, 2016, S&P published its global framework criteria for rating securitizations of nonperforming loans. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Communications Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Merchandising Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Consumer Products Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Oil and Gas Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Oilfield Services Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Mining Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Container Terminal Operators. Report.

On September 1, 2016, Fitch updated its criteria for servicing continuity risk and incorporated it into the broader counterparty criteria for structured finance and covered bonds. Press release.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On August 22, 2016, Fitch issued an amended report outlining its Criteria for Rating Granular Corporate Balance-Sheet Securitizations. Report.

On August 22, 2016, Fitch issued a report titled: Global Bond Fund Rating Criteria. Report.

On August 19, 2016, Fitch issued a report titled: Global Consumer ABS Rating Criteria. Report.

On August 18, 2016, Fitch revised its criteria for Analyzing Large Loans in U.S. Commercial Mortgage Transactions. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On August 16, Moody’s supplemented its approach to rating residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) in China. Report.

On August 16, Fitch updated its country ceilings cross-sector criteria report. Report.

On August 16, Fitch updated its criteria for rating sukuk. Report.

On August 15, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for U.S. charter schools. Report.

On August 12, Fitch published its U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) non-performing loans rating criteria. Report.

On August 12, Fitch updated its solid waste revenue bond rating criteria. Report.

On August 11, Fitch updated its criteria for rating currency swap obligations of an SPV in structured finance transactions and covered bonds. Report.

On August 11, Fitch updated its criteria for rating tolled roads, bridges and tunnels. Report.

On August 11, Moody’s updated its approach to rating securities backed by FFELP student loans. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global closed-end fund securities issuances. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global investment funds. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for enhanced equipment trust certificates and secured aircraft debt. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global passenger airlines. Report.

On August 9, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for sports facilities, leagues and franchises. Report.

On August 8, 2016, S&P published its methodology for rating corporate cash flow and synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). Report.

On August 8, 2016, S&P published its methodology for rating above the sovereign in structured finance transactions. Report.

On August 4, 2016, Fitch published its rating criteria for SHFA mortgage insurance or guarantee funded programs. Report.

On August 4, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for commercial mortgage-backed securities and loans in EMEA. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On August 2, 2016, Moody’s issued a report entitled: Moody’s Approach to Rating Securitisations Backed by Non-Performing and Re-Performing Loans.  Report.

On August 1, 2016, S&P issued a report entitled: General: Global Methodology for Rating Retranchings of ABS, CMBS, and RMBS.  Report.

On July 29, 2016, DBRS issued a report entitled: Global Methodology for Rating Banks and Banking Organisations.  Report.

On July 28, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Global Rating Criteria for CLOs and Corporate CDOs.  Report.

On July 28, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch: No Rating Changes from Update to Global LMI Criteria in RMBS.  Report.

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 July 6, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for European Social Housing Providers. Report.

On July 5, 2016, Fitch updated its global surveillance criteria for structured finance CDOs. Report.

On July 1, 2016, Fitch updated its criteria for rating structured finance servicers. Report.

On July 1, 2016, Fitch released updated criteria for new-issue U.S. and Canadian multiborrower CMBS. Report.