On July 31, Moody’s released its rating methodology for global manufacturing companies. On July 25, Fitch released its global rating criteria for Corporate CDOs. On July 25, DBRS issued its methodology for rating companies in...more
Bank of England Publishes Statement on Enforcement Action Against Lloyds Bank PLC and Bank of Scotland PLC -
On July 28, the Bank of England published a statement on Financial Conduct Authority enforcement action...more
On July 24, S&P issued a request for comment on changes to methodology and assumptions for assessing Japanese RMBS.
On July 24, Fitch issued Asia-Pacific Consumer ABS ratings criteria.
On July 24, Fitch issued...more
On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for analyzing multi-borrower U.S. CMBS transactions. On June 18, Fitch released its criteria for rating securitizations in emerging markets. On June 16, Fitch released its master...more
Council of EU Agrees on General Approach on the Fourth Money Laundering Directive and Revised Wire Transfer Regulation -
On June 15, the Council of the EU published a note (dated June 13, 2014) outlining the general...more
On June 13, Moody’s announced that its private student loan default rate index will continue to decline.
On June 13, Fitch announced that it has taken various conforming rating actions on enhanced municipal bonds and...more
Bank of England Launches New Framework to Test for Cyber Vulnerabilities -
On June 10, the Bank of England launched a new framework to help identify areas where the financial sector could be vulnerable to sophisticated...more
FMLC Publishes Response on Bail-in Powers -
In response to a consultation by HM Treasury, the UK's Financial Markets Law Committee (FMLC) published a letter on June 4 relating to the bail-in powers introduced by the...more
On June 2, Fitch released its rating guidelines for rating letter of credit-supported bonds.
On May 30, Fitch released its global criteria for rating credit card ABS....more
On May 29, Fitch released its criteria for rating U.S. nonprofit institutions.
On May 28, Fitch released its criteria for rating caps and limitations on global structured finance transactions....more
CFTC Announces New Approach for Considering Requests for Relief from Registration for Delegating Commodity Pool Operators -
On May 12, CFTC Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight announced a streamlined...more
Following Dechert’s series of reports in relation to the Chilean pension funds market and its accessibility to Irish UCITS, see Dechert OnPoint - Moody’s Upgrade Points to Reopening of the Chilean Pension Market to Irish...more
European Banking Authority Publishes Opinion on European Commission's Proposed Amendments to ITS -
On April 16, the European Banking Authority (EBA) published via its website an opinion dated April 4, 2014 on...more
On January 23, Fitch released its criteria for analyzing interest rate stresses in structured finance transactions and covered bonds. On January 22, DBRS released its methodology for rating wind power projects. On January 22,...more
On October 17, DBRS published revised rating methodology for Canadian consumer auto-backed securitization. On October 16, Fitch published an update of its rating criteria for toll roads, bridges and tunnels. On October 15,...more
On September 4, Fitch released its criteria for rating covered bonds. On September 3, DBRS released its methodology for Canadian residential mortgage servicer evaluations....more
On August 21, S&P released its asset isolation and SPE criteria for Canadian structured finance transactions. On August 19, Fitch released its insurance rating methodology....more
On August 15, Fitch released its rating criteria hierarchy. On August 14, Fitch released its criteria for rating market value structures. On August 14, Fitch released its criteria for rating closed-end fund debt and preferred...more
On August 9, Fitch released its U.S. RMBS re-REMIC criteria. On August 9, Fitch released its U.S. RMBS loan loss model criteria. On August 8, Fitch released its criteria for rating corporate CDOs....more
On August 2, Fitch released its criteria for the rating of distressed debt exchanges. On August 1, Fitch released its criteria for the use of lenders’ mortgage insurance (LMI) in RMBS transactions....more
On July 26, Fitch released its criteria for rating servicing continuity risk in structured finance transactions. On July 25, Fitch released its criteria for rating state house financing agencies’ single-family mortgage...more
FHFA Statement on Freddie Mac Risk-Sharing Transaction -
On July 24, the FHFA announced that Freddie Mac is nearing completion of its first risk-sharing transaction, a direct debt issuance, that will assist Freddie Mac...more
On July 12, S&P released a request for comment on its methodology and assumptions for rating U.S. small business loan-backed securitizations. Comments must be submitted by August 15....more
On July 9, the joint official liquidators of Bear Stearns & Co. Inc. filed suit against three rating agencies – Standard & Poors, Moody’s and Fitch – in New York state court over the agencies’ allegedly fraudulent investment...more
On June 27, Fitch released its criteria for rating securitizations in emerging markets. On June 26, S&P released a request for comment on its proposed criteria for rating real estate companies. Comments must be submitted by...more
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