Heavy Health Care Exposure May Mean Rating Risk, S&P Say?
- Buyers should pay for bond ratings. DINALLO, ERIC // Hudson Valley Business Journal;3/9/2009, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p19
The author discusses the need for investors to buy and control publicly available bond ratings. He states that insurance regulators, who use ratings to determine capital reserves for insurance companies can contract with rating agencies on a competitive basis to provide public ratings of issuers...
- All credit ratings not created equal. // Biomedical Market Newsletter;9/26/2011, Vol. 21, p608
The article reports that researchers from Rice University, American University, and Indiana University have unanimously found that at least one of the major credit ratings agencies exaggerated credit scores of private debt against public bonds over the last 30 years.
- The Use of Projected Performance Sparks Some Second-Guessing. Carpenter, Sheri // Bond Buyer;04/06/2000, Vol. 332 Issue 30865, p7
Focuses on major rating agencies' practice of basing ratings on expectations of future performance. Series of bond rating downgrades in the health care sector; Controversy over the rating methodology; Rating agencies' contrasting approaches to the health care sector.
- Farmer Mac: Rating Would Hurt. News, Bloomberg // American Banker;7/30/2004, Vol. 169 Issue 146, p7
Announces that Farmer Mac, which buys and guarantees agriculture loans, expects its business to be diminished by a proposed regulation that would make it obtain a credit rating. The Farm Credit Administration's proposal to link capital that banks must hold against Farmer Mac assets to its...
- More Corporate Ratings? Shields, Yvette // Bond Buyer;6/26/2006, Vol. 356 Issue 32410, p1
The article reports on the opening of a market comment on a plan to extend the corporate rating equivalent of Moody's Investors Service Inc. in the U.S. Naomi Richman, chief credit officer of Moody's, has stated that there is a need to be able to translate the municipal rating on the same scale...
- Buffalo, N.Y., Outlook Raised to Positive From Negative by Moody's. Cataldo, Adam L. // Bond Buyer;8/11/2006, Vol. 358 Issue 32443, p44
The article reports on the credit rating of Buffalo, New York from the perspective of Moody's Investors Service Inc. On August 10, 2006, the agency revised its outlook to positive from negative for the city. Moody's remarked that the rating is a result of the city's narrow but improved financial...
- S&P Improves Alabama's Outlook To Stable Ahead of $83M GO Sale. DeSue, Tedra // Bond Buyer;10/8/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 31986, p39
Reports on the changes of the rating outlook for Alabama by Standard & Poor's. Influence of the increase in the economy of the state on the revision of the rating; Decrease in the outlook for the AA credit to negative; Factors behind the stable rating for Alabama.
- SEC Eyes Rule Changes for Ratings Agencies. Ackerman, Andrew // Bond Buyer;6/11/2008, Vol. 364 Issue 32897, p1
The article reports on the plan of the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commissioni (SEC) to propose rules that will develop the transparency and accountability of the regulated rating agencies. The proposed rules require the agencies to disclose the ratings history of the securities they rate to...
- Rating Changes. // Bond Buyer;9/9/2005, Vol. 353 Issue 32214, p29
Presents a chart depicting bond rating changes in the U.S. as of September 2005.