The financial situation for hospitals and health care organizations remains challenging. The accrediting agencies, Moody’s, Fitch, and S&P all have negative outlooks for the hospital industry. Hospitals are facing numerous...more
ESMA Final Draft RTS for Central Clearing of Interest Rate Swaps under EMIR -
On October 2, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published a report containing final draft regulatory technical standards...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 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
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
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 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 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
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
On June 20, Moody’s released its methodology for assessing tail risk in Australian RMBS transactions. On June 19, Moody’s released its U.S. RMBS surveillance methodology. On June 19, KBRA released its financial guaranty...more
On June 13, S&P released its insurance criteria for U.S. and Canadian CMBS transactions. On June 13, Fitch released its criteria for assigning short-term ratings for variable-rate demand obligations (VRDOs) or maturing...more
On May 2, KBRA released its methodology for rating global banks and bank holding companies. On April 30, Fitch released its criteria for rating U.S. auto lease ABS. On April 26. S&P released its criteria for rating Canadian...more
On April 4, Moody’s released its methodology for rating short-term cash flow notes. ...more
On March 20, Moody’s released its methodology for U.S. State revolving fund debt. On March 18, Moody’s released implementation guidance for the temporary use of cash in structured finance transactions. On March 18, Moody’s...more
On March 12, S&P updated its methodology for second-lien RMBS surveillance and cash flow analysis for pre-2009 originations. On March 11, Moody’s released its approach to rating RMBS using the MILAN framework. On March 11,...more
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