Rating Agency Developments

On July 21, Moody’s revised its methodology for rating commercial real estate CDOs. Moody’s Release.

On July 20, Fitch introduced Viability Ratings for global financial institutions, which represent Fitch’s primary assessment of the intrinsic creditworthiness of these institutions. Fitch Release. Fitch Report.

On July 19, Fitch updated its U.S. Private Student Loan ABS Rating Criteria. Fitch Release. Fitch Criteria.

On July 15, Moody’s updated its methodology for rating U.S. RMBS deals issued between 2005 and 2008. Moody’s Release.

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