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Rating Agency Developments

 

On August 31, 2017, S&P published its methodology for rating U.S. Credit Card Securitizations. Report.

On August 31, 2017, S&P published a Table of Contents to its Structured Finance Criteria. Report.

On August 31, 2017, Moody’s published its approach to rating SME Balance Sheet Securitizations. Report.

On August 31, 2017, Moody’s published a proposed revised framework to its approach to Mapping Ratings and Scores Provided by Third-Party Entities. Report.

On August 31, 2017, Moody’s published its approach to rating Corporate Synthetic Collateralized Loan Obligations. Report.

On August 31, 2017, Moody’s published its global approach to rating Collateralized Loan Obligations. Report.

On August 29, 2017, Moody’s published its global approach to rating Municipal and Sub-Sovereign CDOs. Report.

On August 24, 2017, DBRS published an update to its rating methodology for Companies in the Mining Industry. Report.

On August 24, 2017, DBRS published an update to its rating methodology for Container Terminal Operators. Report.

On August 24, 2017, Fitch published an update to its rating criteria for Global Rental Fleet ABS. Release.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On July 7, 2017, Kroll published its Research Recap for Q2 2017. Here are several articles of interest:

On June 29, 2017, DBRS published an update to its rating methodology for U.S. equipment lease and loan securitizations. Report.

On June 29, 2017, Fitch published an update to its rating criteria for insurance-linked securities. Release.

On June 28, 2017, Fitch published a report entitled U.S. State Housing Finance Agencies: Single-Family Mortgage Program Rating Criteria. Report.

On June 28, 2017, Fitch published a report entitled U.S. RMBS Surveillance and Re-REMIC Rating Criteria. Report.

On June 23, 2017, Moody’s published a report entitled Regulated Electric and Gas Utilities. Report.

On June 23, 2017, S&P issued a report entitled RMBS: Methodology And Assumptions: Assessing Pools Of Residential Loans In Austria, Denmark, Germany, And Sweden. Report.

On June 22, 2017, S&P issued a report entitled ABS: Global Methodology And Assumptions For Corporate Securitizations. Report.

On June 22, 2017, Fitch published a report entitled U.S. RMBS Rating Criteria. Report.

On June 22, 2017, Fitch published a report entitled EMEA CMBS and CRE Loan Rating Criteria. Report.

Ratings Agency Developments

 

On April 26, 2017, Fitch issued a report entitled U.S. Public Finance College and University Rating Criteria. Report.

On April 26, 2017, Fitch published an update to its methodology for rating insurance companies. Release.

On April 24, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Representations and Warranties Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions. Report.

On April 24, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Master European Residential Mortgage-Backed Securities Rating Methodology and Jurisdictional Addenda. Report.

On April 24, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled European RMBS Insight: Dutch Addendum. Report.

On April 21, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled DBRS Criteria: Financial Ratio Definitions and Accounting Adjustments — Non-Financial Companies. Report.

On April 21, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Rating Entities in the Real Estate Industry. Report.

On April 21, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Rating Canadian Covered Bonds. Report.

On April 21, 2017, S&P issued a report entitled Foreign Exchange Risk In Structured Finance–Methodology And Assumptions. Report.

On April 20, 2017, DBRS issued a report entitled Rating Canadian Structured Finance Transactions. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On January 31, 2017, Moody’s updated its U.S. RMBS surveillance methodology. Report.

On January 31, 2017, Moody’s updated its rating methodology for rated issuers in the telecommunications service provider industry globally. Report.

On January 27, 2017, Moody’s revised its approach to assessing credit risk for companies in the soft beverage industry globally. Report.

On January 27, 2017, S&P released an advance notice of proposed criteria changes for rating U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On October 11, 2016, S&P published its methodology for surveilling ratings of U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities principal only strip securities. Report.

On October 7, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) backed by trust preferred securities (TruPS). Report.

On October 7, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for collateralized loan obligations (CLOs). Report.

On October 7, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for collateralized debt obligations (CDOs) backed by structured finance assets (SF). Report.

On October 6, 2016, Moody’s published its rating methodology for auto loan and lease-backed ABS. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On September 7, 2016, Moody’s updated and replaced its approach to assessing credit risk for U.S. charter schools. Report.

On September 7, 2016, S&P published its global framework criteria for rating securitizations of nonperforming loans. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Communications Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Merchandising Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Consumer Products Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Oil and Gas Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Oilfield Services Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Companies in the Mining Industry. Report.

On September 2, 2016, DBRS issued a report titled: Rating Container Terminal Operators. Report.

On September 1, 2016, Fitch updated its criteria for servicing continuity risk and incorporated it into the broader counterparty criteria for structured finance and covered bonds. Press release.

Rating Agency Developments

 

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global closed-end fund securities issuances. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global investment funds. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for enhanced equipment trust certificates and secured aircraft debt. Report.

On August 10, 2016, KBRA published its rating methodology for global passenger airlines. Report.

On August 9, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for sports facilities, leagues and franchises. Report.

On August 8, 2016, S&P published its methodology for rating corporate cash flow and synthetic collateralized debt obligations (CDOs). Report.

On August 8, 2016, S&P published its methodology for rating above the sovereign in structured finance transactions. Report.

On August 4, 2016, Fitch published its rating criteria for SHFA mortgage insurance or guarantee funded programs. Report.

On August 4, 2016, Fitch updated its rating criteria for commercial mortgage-backed securities and loans in EMEA. Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On August 2, 2016, Moody’s issued a report entitled: Moody’s Approach to Rating Securitisations Backed by Non-Performing and Re-Performing Loans.  Report.

On August 1, 2016, S&P issued a report entitled: General: Global Methodology for Rating Retranchings of ABS, CMBS, and RMBS.  Report.

On July 29, 2016, DBRS issued a report entitled: Global Methodology for Rating Banks and Banking Organisations.  Report.

On July 28, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Global Rating Criteria for CLOs and Corporate CDOs.  Report.

On July 28, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch: No Rating Changes from Update to Global LMI Criteria in RMBS.  Report.

Rating Agency Developments

On June 8, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Updates Distressed Debt Exchange Rating Criteria.  Press release.

On June 7, 2016, Moody’s issued a report entitled: Global Property and Casualty Insurers.  Report.

On June 6, 2016, Kroll issued a report entitled: Methodology for Rating Interest-Only Certificates in CMBS Transactions.  Report.

On June 6, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Publishes Rating Criteria for SHFA MBS Pass-Through Bonds.  Press release.

On June 6, 2016, Fitch issued a report entitled: Fitch Publishes The Annual Manual: U.S. Leveraged Finance Primer.  Press release.

On June 2, 2016, S&P issued a report entitled: ABS: North America Railcar Lease-Backed ABS Methodology And Assumptions.  Report.