DBRS

Rating Agency Developments

 

On May 29, Morningstar announced it had entered into a definitive agreement to acquire DBRS, the world’s fourth largest credit ratings agency, for a purchase price of $669 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2019. Press Release.

On May 24, Moody’s published its revised methodology for rating Vacation Timeshare Loan Securitizations. Methodology.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On May 16, DBRS released a commentary titled U.S.-China Relations: Tariffs Accelerated, Negotiations Stalled. The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) increased tariffs to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods and is working on raising tariffs on all remaining imports from China. Commentary.

On May 16, DBRS launched its fourth annual European Structured Finance and Covered Bond Survey. The invitation for responses is open to all market participants. Release.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On May 8, DBRS published its rating methodology for Public Universities. Methodology.

On May 7, Moody’s published its rating methodology for certain Nonprofit Organizations. Release.

On May 6, DBRS published its methodology for Master Canadian Structured Finance Surveillance. Release.

On May 6, Fitch published its rating criteria for Money Market Funds. Release.

On May 3, Moody’s published its rating methodology for Local Currency Country Risk Ceiling for Bonds and Other Local Currency Obligations. Release.

On May 2, Fitch published its Short-Term Ratings Criteria. Release.

On May 2, Fitch published its rating criteria for Global Structured Finance. Release.

 

Rating Agency Developments

 

On February 20, DBRS published a report entitled: Rating Pooled Aircraft Lease Securitizations. Report.

On February 20, DBRS published a report entitled: Rating CLOs and CDOs of Large Corporate Credit. Report.

On February 15, Fitch published a report entitled: U.S. Public Finance Letter of Credit-Supported Bonds and Commercial Paper Rating Criteria. Report.

On February 15, Fitch published a report entitled: U.S. Public Finance Structured Finance Rating Criteria. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On January 30, DBRS published a report entitled: Master European Structured Finance Surveillance Methodology. Report.

On January 30, S&P published a report entitled: Incorporating Sovereign Risk in Rating Structured Finance Securities: Methodology and Assumptions. Release.

On January 29, Moody’s published a report entitled: Moody’s Approach to Assessing Counterparty Risks in Structured Finance. Release.

On January 28, DBRS published a report entitled: DBRS North American Commercial Real Estate Property Analysis Criteria. Report.

On January 25, S&P published a report entitled: Global Methodology and Assumptions: Assessing Pools of Residential Loans. Release.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On January 23, DBRS published its revised methodology for Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers. Release.

On January 23, DBRS published its revised methodology for Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Originators. Release.

On January 23, DBRS published its methodology for Rating European Auto Wholesale Securitisations. Release.

On January 18, Fitch published a report entitled: Consumer ABS Rating Criteria – Residual Value Addendum. Release.

On January 18, Fitch published a report entitled: Consumer ABS Rating Criteria. Release.

On January 17, Kroll published a report entitled: European RMBS Rating Methodology Country Addendum: Republic of Ireland. Release.