Chesler, Caren
August 2004
Investment Dealers' Digest;8/2/2004, Vol. 70 Issue 31, p26
Trade Publication
Reports on the influence of reputation-related incentives on the valuation of corporate credit quality by rating agencies in the U.S. Decline of corporate treasurers and investors' confidence in the credibility of rating agencies; Decision making based on financial conditions in the asset-backed deals; Evidence of the reluctance of the rating agencies to downgrade business clients.


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