Rating Agency Developments - December 06, 2012


On November 29, S&P released its counterparty risk framework methodology. S&P Release.

On November 29, S&P released its criteria for stressing foreign currency risk in unhedged or partially hedged structured finance transactions. S&P Release.

On November 28, DBRS released its methodology for mapping financial institutional internal ratings to DBRS ratings for global structured credit transactions. DBRS Report.

On November 27, Fitch published a report on rating U.S. municipal short-term debt. Fitch Report.

On November 27, Fitch released its guidelines for rating cash pools using money market fund criteria. Fitch Release.

On November 27, DBRS released its operational risk assessment for European structured finance servicers. DBRS Report.

On November 26, DBRS released its commercial paper liquidity support criteria for corporate non-bank issuers. DBRS Report.

On November 26, S&P updated its methodology for rating multilateral lending institutions and other nonbank supranational institutions. S&P Report.

On November 22, DBRS released its criteria for public-private partnerships. DBRS Report.

On November 21, Moody’s released its approach for securities backed by Brazilian consumer assets. Moody’s Report.

On November 16, S&P updated its criteria for evaluating geographic concentration in U.S. RMBS mortgage pools. S&P Report.


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