Rating Agency Developments - March 12, 2013


On March 8, Fitch updated its report on dual-party criteria for long-term ratings on letter of credit-supported U.S. public finance bonds. Fitch Report.

On March 7, Moody’s released its approach to quantifying set-off risk for Belgian structured finance and covered bond transactions. Moody’s Report.

On March 5, Moody’s released its methodology for rating transactions based on credit substitution through financial guaranty assistance, letters of credit, and third party guarantees. Moody’s Report.

On March 4, Fitch released its Canadian residential mortgage loss model criteria. Fitch Report.

On March 4, Fitch updated its non-U.S. public sector entities criteria. Fitch Report.

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