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 in retaliation for its 2011 downgrade of US Treasury debt. Continue ReadingS&P Settles: Now How About that US Bond Rating?

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

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