Every Country deserves an unbiased Sustainable Credit Rating

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Our planet is on fire – the environmental protection and the sustainable usage of our global resources are one of the most urgent topics humanity has to solve. Unfortunately, most Continue ReadingEvery Country deserves an unbiased Sustainable Credit Rating

Wikirating, Baserank and Weiss Crypto Ratings join forces for supporting independent crypto ratings

Wikirating has today joined forces with Baserank and Weiss Ratings in a strategic alliance to support independent and reliable ratings for Bitcoin and hundreds of other digital assets. Starting now, Continue ReadingWikirating, Baserank and Weiss Crypto Ratings join forces for supporting independent crypto ratings

How the leading European rating agency distinguishes itself from the US rating agencies

Scope seeks to establish itself as the Europe an alternative to the traditional US agencies in the highly concentrated credit ratings industry. On the sovereign ratings end, it does this Continue ReadingHow the leading European rating agency distinguishes itself from the US rating agencies

10 Years ago

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

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