Coping with Reliance on Credit Ratings

Coping with Reliance on Credit Ratings   This blog article summarizes a recent article published in Banking and Financial Services Policy Report. Reference: Norbert J. Gaillard, “Coping with Reliance on Continue ReadingCoping with Reliance on Credit Ratings

S&P Settles: Now How About that US Bond Rating?

S&P Settles:  Now How About that US Bond Rating?   In its settlement with the Department of Justice, S&P has backed off its assertion that the federal lawsuit was filed Continue ReadingS&P Settles: Now How About that US Bond Rating?

How Moody’s has drawn the lessons from the Eurozone debt crisis

Credit rating agencies have historically failed to anticipate the public debt crises in rich countries. This Wikirating blog article describes how Moody’s sovereign rating methodology has been modified in the Continue ReadingHow Moody’s has drawn the lessons from the Eurozone debt crisis

Eurozone, Sovereign Ratings and Bond Yields

This column explains how and why sovereign ratings and bond yields failed to anticipate the Eurozone debt crisis. It also argues that, paradoxically, sovereign ratings are now valuable risk indicators Continue ReadingEurozone, Sovereign Ratings and Bond Yields

Is the Eurozone Debt Crisis Over? The View from Moody’s

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Regulation (EU) no. 462/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2013 requires credit rating agencies to publish a calendar of their sovereign and subsovereign rating Continue ReadingIs the Eurozone Debt Crisis Over? The View from Moody’s

Puerto Rico Rating Downgrades: Enron Redux?

On November 28, 2001 Enron lost its investment grade credit rating. Four days later, the company filed for bankruptcy. Those awaiting a similar collapse after Puerto Rico’s descent into junk Continue ReadingPuerto Rico Rating Downgrades: Enron Redux?