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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.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On September 4, 2018, Moody’s updated its methodology for the mining industry, replacing the last version published on April 3, 2018. No rating changes are expected to result from this update. Release.

As of August 28, 2018, S&P Global Ratings is requesting comments on proposed revisions to its methodology and assumptions for rating certain insurance-linked securitizations (“ILS“). The rating on an ILS addresses the likelihood of timely payment of interest and principal when due based on the original promise, even if the terms permit a reduction in principal or interest. The proposed criteria covers specific methodologies applicable to natural peril, mortality, longevity, medical benefit ratio, and auto bonds. Release.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On August 13, 2018, Fitch issued a report entitled: Covered Bonds Rating Criteria. Report.

On August 10, 2018, Fitch issued a report entitled: U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS Rating Criteria. Report.

On August 9, 2018, Moody’s issued a report entitled: Moody’s Proposes Update to Financial Statement Adjustments: Treatment of Lease Obligations. Report.

On August 9, 2018, Moody’s issued a report entitled: Financial Statement Adjustments in the Analysis of Non-Financial Corporations. Report.

On August 9, 2018, Moody’s issued a report entitled: Financial Statement Adjustments in the Analysis of Financial Institutions. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On June 28, 2018, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Rating Criteria for U.S. Mortgage Insurance or Guarantee Fund Programs. Release.

On June 22, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for Insurance Brokers and Service Companies. Release.

On June 21, Fitch published rating criteria for rating asset-backed securities backed by U.S. private student loans. Release.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On June 19, 2018, Fitch published its rating criteria for U.S. Federal Family Education Loan Program Student Loan ABS. Release.

On June 19, 2018, Fitch published its rating criteria for EMEA CMBS. Release.

On June 19, 2018, Moody’s published a rating methodology for Debtor-in-Possession Lending. Release.

On June 18, 2018, Fitch published its rating criteria for U.S. RMBS. Release.

On June 15, 2018, Fitch published its rating criteria for Distressed Debt Exchanges. Release.

On June 15, 2018, Moody’s published a cross-sector rating methodology on General Principles of Liquidity Risk Assessment. Release.