Rating Agency Developments

On July 8, Moody’s issued Rating Methodology – Moody’s Approach to Rating Transactions Backed by Portfolios of Hedge Fund InvestmentsReport.

On July 9, Moody’s issued Rating Methodology – Moody’s Approach to Rating Asset-Backed Commercial PaperReport.

On July 10, Fitch published Updated Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Criteria HierarchyRelease.

On July 13, Fitch updated its Global Surveillance Criteria for Structured Finance CDOsRelease.

On July 14, Fitch finalized new Insurance Notching CriteriaRelease.

Rating Agency Developments

On June 1, DBRS released its RMBS Insight 1.2:  U.S. Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Model and Rating MethodologyReport.

On June 1, Fitch released its U.S. RMBS Surveillance and Re-REMIC CriteriaReport.

On June 1, Moody’s issued RMBS Rating Methodology Supplement – IsraelReport.

On June 1, S&P issued Revised Assumptions For Rating U.S. RMBS Prime, Alternative-A, And Subprime Loans Incorporated Into LEVELS Version 7.4.3, effective immediately.  Report.

On June 1, S&P issued Revised U.S. Residential Mortgage Input File Format, Glossary, And Appendices To The Glossary For LEVELS Version 7.4.3, effective immediately.  Report.

On June 2, Fitch released its State Housing Finance Agencies:  MBS Pass-Through Bond Rating CriteriaReport.

On June 3, Fitch released its Criteria for Rating U.S. Timeshare Loan ABSReport.

On June 5, Fitch released its U.S. Nonprofit Institutions Rating CriteriaReport.

On June 5, S&P released its Global Container Lease-Backed ABS Methodology And AssumptionsReport.

Rating Agency Developments

On May 29, DBRS released its updated methodology for rating U.S. asset-backed commercial paperReport.

On May 29, Fitch republished its criteria for rating supranationalsReport.

On May 28, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating new-issue U.S. and Canadian multiborrower CMBSReport.

On May 28, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating solar power projectsReport.

On May 27, DBRS released its updated methodology for operational risk assessment of U.S. ABS servicersReport.

On May 27, Moody’s released its global methodology for rating reverse mortgage securitizationsReport.

On May 26, KBRA released its methodology for rating full-recourse secured aircraft-debt instruments issued by airlines and aircraft lessorsReport.

 

Rating Agency Developments

On May 22, DBRS released its methodology for rating entities in the real estate industryReport.

On May 21, DBRS released its methodology for reviewing ratings of Canadian structured finance and covered bond transactionsReport.

On May 20, Moody’s released its methodology for rating trade receivables-backed transactionsReport.

On May 20, Moody’s released its methodology for rating “credit tenant lease” (CTL) obligationsReport.

On May 20, Moody’s released its methodology for rating corporate synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CSOs)Report.

On May 19, Moody’s released its methodology for rating commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)Report.

On May 19, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating global aircraft operating lease ABSReport.

On May 18, Fitch updated its International Local and Regional Government Ratings CriteriaReport.

On May 18, Fitch updated its U.S. Public Power Rating CriteriaReport.

Rating Agency Developments

On April 24, Fitch released its updated U.S. Auto Lease ABS Ratings CriteriaReport.

On April 27, DBRS released its Rating Canadian Covered Bonds MethodologyReport.

On April 27, S&P updated its Bank Rating Methodology and Assumptions to add a new Additional Loss-Absorbing Capacity component, effective immediately.  Report.

On April 28, Moody’s released its Rating Methodology for the Homebuilding and Property Development Industry. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On April 23, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating operational risk of U.S. servicers of RMBS and small balance commercial securitiesReport.

On April 23, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating operational risk of servicers of various structured finance products, including RMBS, CMBS, and ABS.  Report.

On April 22, Moody’s released its rating methodology for monitoring scheduled amortization UK student loan-backed securities.   Report.

On April 21, Fitch released its updated criteria for analyzing trust-preferred CDOsReport.

On April 17, DBRS released its updated criteria for commercial paper liquidity support for non-bank issuers. Report.

On April 17, DBRS released its criteria for rating market-linked securitiesReport.

Rating Agency Developments

On April 7, DBRS released its Cash Flow Assumptions for Corporate Credit Securitizations Methodology. Report.

On April 7, DBRS released its Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit Methodology. Report.

On April 7, Fitch released its Updated Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Criteria Hierarchy. Report.

On April 6, Fitch updated its U.S. RMBS Cash Flow Analysis Criteria. Report.

On April 6, S&P released its Rating Methodology And Assumptions For Global CMBS. Report.

On April 2, DBRS added a Film Rights Appendix to its DBRS Master U.S. ABS Surveillance Methodology. Report.

On April 2, DBRS released its Rating U.S. Film Rights Securitization Methodology. Report.

On April 1, Moody’s updated its Rating Methodology for Mortgage Insurers. Report.

On March 30, S&P released its Ireland RMBS Methodology And Assumptions, effective April 13, 2015. Report.

 

 

 

 

Rating Agency Developments

On March 27, DBRS released its updated methodology for rating North American commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS).  Report.

On March 27, Fitch released its updated criteria for analyzing U.S. wireless tower transactionsReport.

On March 31, Fitch released its updated criteria for analyzing loans securing residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) under the ability-to-repay and qualified mortgage standards that the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection adopted as part of its amendments to Regulation Z under the Truth in Lending Act.  Report.

On April 1, DBRS released its updated methodology for the surveillance of European structured finance and covered bonds transactionsReport.

Rating Agency Developments

On March 9, Moody’s released its updated methodology for rating privately-financed public infrastructure (PFI/PPP/P3) projectsReport.

On March 9, Fitch released its updated criteria for rating single- and multi-name credit-linked notesReport.

On March 6, Moody’s released its updated methodology for rating trading companies (companies whose primary business involves trading commodities and/or goods) globally.  Report.

On March 6, DBRS released its updated methodology for rating public-private partnerships (PPPs)Report.

 

Rating Agency Developments

On March 6, Fitch revised its criteria for rating granular corporate balance-sheet securitizations (SME CLOs)Approach.

On March 5, Moody’s revised its global approach to data quality evaluationApproach.

On March 3, Kroll released CMBS property evaluation guidelines and large loan rating methodology.  GuidelinesMethodology.

On March 2, S&P revised its rating criteria for rating transactions that include provisions for changing the payment priority or sale of collateral following a nonmonetary event of defaultCriteria.

On February 27, Fitch released a Brazil addendum to RMBS Latin America criteria.  Addendum.

On February 25, Moody’s released its approach to rating US Prime RMBS issued after 2009.  Approach.