Credit Ratings Roundtable

SEC Credit Ratings Roundtable

On April 23, the SEC announced the agency for its Credit Ratings Roundtable which will be held on May 14.  The roundtable will consist of three panels: (i) the potential creation of a credit rating assignment system for ABS; (ii) the effectiveness of the SEC’s current system to encourage unsolicited ratings of ABS; and (iii) alternatives to the current issuer-pay business model in which the issuer selects and pays the rating agency.  Comments may be submitted prior to the event through the SEC website.  SEC Release.