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.

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 December 10, Moody’s released its approach to rating sustainable net cash flow for CMBS and CRE CDO CLO Real Estate collateral in the Americas and ex-Japan Asia Pacific.  Approach

On December 10, Moody’s released its approach to rating US and Canadian Conduit/ Fusion CMBS.  Approach

On December 10, Fitch released its criteria to rating U.S. fixed-rate multiborrower CMBS surveillance and re-REMIC criteria.  Criteria

On December 9, Fitch released its guidelines for rating prefunded U.S. municipal bonds.  Guidelines

On December 9, Fitch released a table of covered bonds spread levels.  Table

On December 8, Moody’s released its methodology for rating business and consumer service industry.  Methodology

On December 8, Moody’s released its methodology for rating global oilfield services industry.  Methodology.

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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