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The merger deal was sealed in the last days of May 2010, and the newly-established "Agency for Credit Ratings and Analyses" is to be listed with the Bulgarian Registry Agency.
These five enjoy a competitive advantage over their peers because the guidelines for many government, mutual fund and other institutional investment portfolios not only specify minimum credit ratings for their securities but also require that the ratings come from NRSROs.
announced that it would build on its success and growth in the research and credit ratings businesses by expanding its services into the municipal bond marketplace.
If ESRX succeeds in acquiring CMX, the transaction could result in a significant increase in leverage, which Fitch views as a potential negative for ESRX's and CMX's credit ratings.
Currently, a CRA achieves NRSRO status by requesting a staff no-action letter from the SEC that states that SEC staff will not recommend enforcement action against persons who use an agency's credit ratings for purposes of the SEC's net capital rule.
Joe Franzetti is a highly respected leader in the field of real estate securities credit ratings," said Ernie Elsner, executive vice president -- Duff & Phelps Credit Rating Company.
Furthermore, while access to capital is widely available from an array of lenders and investors, credit ratings are established by a small group of raters using confidential procedures.
The order was followed by the downgrade of CVPS's corporate credit ratings to junk bond status, which required CVPS to put up millions of dollars in collateral to assure performance of power contracts, and raised the cost of capital.
InfoUSA has brought out Business Credit Ratings Pro, the new version of its commercial credit evaluation software.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings affirms the bond fund volatility ratings and affirms the bond fund credit ratings of three of the Dow Jones CDX.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings upgrades the bond fund volatility ratings and affirms the bond fund credit ratings of three of the Dow Jones CDX.
NEW YORK -- Fitch Ratings affirms the bond fund volatility ratings, upgrades one bond credit rating, and affirms two bond fund credit ratings of the three Dow Jones CDX.