List of Countries by Credit Rating – Now a pure European Rating Agency is included

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Starting from June 26th, 2020, Wikirating is including in the list of countries by credit rating also the sovereign credit ratings from Scope Ratings – beside S&P, Moody’s and Fitch. Continue ReadingList of Countries by Credit Rating – Now a pure European Rating Agency is included

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First draft of Wikirating site (July 2010)

On June 20th 2010 I registered the domain ‘wikirating.org’ to build an open and transparent alternative solution to the “Big Three”, the dominant credit rating agencies Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s Continue Reading10 Years ago

The most complete List of Credit Rating Agencies

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We are regularly checking and updating the list of known credit rating agencies (CRAs) (and organizations) in the world – this update now includes 120 (non-)for-profit corporates in 47 countries. Continue ReadingThe most complete List of Credit Rating Agencies

Wikirating updates 181 Sovereign Credit Ratings

The main goal of the “Sovereign Wikirating Index” (SWI) [1] is to have a transparent, reasonable and comprehensive measure of the creditworthiness of a sovereign entity, which can be directly Continue ReadingWikirating updates 181 Sovereign Credit Ratings

Al Franken’s Complex Legacy and the Credit Rating Business

Al Franken’s announcement of his pending resignation completes his descent from Progressive Saint to something of a pariah figure. But like others whose stars have fallen during this moment of Continue ReadingAl Franken’s Complex Legacy and the Credit Rating Business

Credible Sovereign Ratings: Beyond Statistics and Regulations

This blog article summarizes a recent article published in the European Business Law Review. Reference: Norbert J. Gaillard, “Credible Sovereign Ratings: Beyond Statistics and Regulations”, European Business Law Review, 28(1), Continue ReadingCredible Sovereign Ratings: Beyond Statistics and Regulations

Republicans Immunize Rating Agencies from Accountability in Financial Choice Act

No government regulation will ever apply to any rating agency that the government regulates, according to the Financial Choice Act. This bill would eliminate accountability for nationally recognized statistical rating Continue ReadingRepublicans Immunize Rating Agencies from Accountability in Financial Choice Act

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 Credit Ratings”, Banking and Financial Services Policy Report, Continue ReadingCoping with Reliance on Credit Ratings