Moody’s

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 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 March 11, Moody’s issued a revised rating methodology for Transactions Backed by Trade Receivable Obligations. Methodology.

On March 8, Fitch issued criteria relating to Counterparty Risk Assessment in Relation to the Assessment of Creditworthiness of Structured Finance and Covered Bond Securities. Criteria.

On March 8, Moody’s issued a revised rating methodology for Collateralized Debt Obligations Backed by Trust Preferred Securities (TruPS CDOs). Methodology.

On March 8, Moody’s issued a revised rating methodology for Collateralized Debt Obligations Backed by Structured Finance Assets (SF CDOs). Methodology.

On March 8, Moody’s issued a revised rating methodology for Corporate Synthetic Collateralized Debt Obligations (CSOs). Methodology.

On March 8, Moody’s issued a revised global approach to rating Collateralized Loan Obligations (CLOs). Global Approach.

On March 7, Moody’s issued a revised rating methodology for Rental Fleet Securitizations. Methodology.

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 November 20, DBRS issued a report outlining its methodology for rating European Structured Finance Transactions. Release

On November 19, Fitch issued rating criteria for Dealer Floorplan ABS. Release

On November 19, Moody’s issued a revised methodology for rating UK Income-Contingent-Repayment Student Loan-Backed ABS. Release

On November 19, Moody’s issued a global approach for rating ABS Backed by Production-Dependent Solar Contracts. Release

On November 15, DBRS issued a report outlining its methodology for rating Canadian Trade Receivables Securitization Transactions. Release

On November 15, Moody’s issued a revised methodology for rating Covered Bonds. Release

On November 15, Moody’s issued a revised methodology for monitoring Scheduled Amortization UK Student Loan-Backed Securities. Release

On November 15, Moody’s issued a revised methodology for rating Insurance Premium Finance-Backed Securities. Release READ MORE

Rating Agency Developments

 

On October 10, DBRS published a rating methodology regarding Derivative Criteria for European Structured Finance Transactions. Release.

On October 9, Moody’s published a rating methodology for the Paper and Forest Products Industry. Release.

On October 9, S&P published a table of contents for its Structured Finance Global Ratings Criteria. Release.

On October 8, Fitch published its rating criteria for U.S. RMBSRelease.

On October 8, Fitch published its rating criteria for U.S. Covered BondsRelease.

On October 5, Fitch published its rating criteria for European RMBS. Release.

On October 5, DBRS published an Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance Servicers. Release.

On October 5, DBRS published an Operational Risk Assessment for European Structured Finance OriginatorsRelease.