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

The most complete List of Credit Rating Agencies

Screenshot - List of Credit Rating Agencies

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

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

Why an European Agency cannot be founded

Last week Roland Berger announced that he did not received the needed funds to found an European rating agency (see http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-15/roland-berger-is-short-on-ratings-agency-startup-cash-ftd-says.html). Did you wondered why? Why are the investors not Continue ReadingWhy an European Agency cannot be founded