Rating Agency Developments - April 23, 2012


On April 18, Fitch published criteria for partial-credit guarantees in emerging markets. Fitch Report.

On April 18, S&P updated its criteria for the global midstream energy industry. S&P Release.

On April 17, S&P updated its methodology for reviewing originators of residential mortgage collateral in U.S. RMBS. S&P Release.

On April 17, Fitch updated its 17G-7 representations and warranties report. Fitch Report.  Fitch Release.

On April 17, Fitch updated its global aircraft operating lease ABS criteria. Fitch Report.

On April 16, S&P updated its methodology for U.S. cash flow CDOs of bank trust preferred securities. S&P Release.

On April 16, Fitch updated its U.S. auto loan ABS rating criteria. Fitch Report.

On April 16, Fitch updated its global criteria for onshore wind farm debt instruments. Fitch Report.

On April 13, DBRS released its legal criteria for European structured finance transactions. DBRS Report.

On April 13, S&P updated its assumptions for liquidation timelines in the U.S. residential mortgage market. S&P Release.


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