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SEC Adopts Credit Rating Agency Reform Rules - Insurance News Net

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:46

SEC Adopts Credit Rating Agency Reform Rules
Insurance News Net
The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted new requirements for credit rating agencies to enhance governance, protect against conflicts of interest, and increase transparency to improve the quality of credit ratings and increase credit rating ...

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SEC Finalizes Rules Concerning ABS And Credit Rating Agencies - ValueWalk

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:40

SEC Finalizes Rules Concerning ABS And Credit Rating Agencies
ValueWalk
We are pleased that the SEC has finalized these rules, which were mandated four years ago in the Dodd-Frank Act. The rule on credit rating agencies has been improved since the initial proposal and now contains much stronger language addressing the ...

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UPDATE 1-US SEC pushes ahead on securitization, rating agency reforms - Reuters

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 23:14

UPDATE 1-US SEC pushes ahead on securitization, rating agency reforms
Reuters
WASHINGTON Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finalized new rules that will give more transparency to asset-backed securities and was prepared to vote later on Wednesday on reforms for credit rating agencies, two issues at ...

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SEC hits conflict of interest at ratings agencies - MiamiHerald.com

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 20:49

The National Law Journal (registration)

SEC hits conflict of interest at ratings agencies
MiamiHerald.com
WASHINGTON -- Moving to address one of the principal causes of the 2008 financial crisis, the Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday in a split decision passed new rules designed to limit conflicts of interest in credit-rating agencies. The ...
New SEC Rules Crack Down on Credit-Rating AgenciesThe National Law Journal (registration)
UPDATE 2-US SEC adopts securitization, rating agency reformsReuters
SEC Adopts New Rules on Asset-Backed Securities and Credit RatingsNew York Times
CNBC -ThinkAdvisor -Washington Examiner
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New SEC Rules Crack Down on Credit Rating Agencies - The National Law Journal (registration)

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 18:36

The National Law Journal (registration)

New SEC Rules Crack Down on Credit Rating Agencies
The National Law Journal (registration)
A divided U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday adopted new rules for credit rating agencies, stepping up review and disclosure requirements and adding safeguards to prevent sales and marketing considerations from influencing the ...
SEC pushes securitization, rating agency reformsCNBC
SEC meets to vote on rules for ABS, rating agenciesReuters
US SEC Considering ABS Disclosure Rules, Rating Agency ReformMNI News
Albuquerque Journal -Bloomberg
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US SEC pushes ahead on securitization, rating agency reforms - Reuters

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 17:17

Reuters

US SEC pushes ahead on securitization, rating agency reforms
Reuters
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission finalized new rules that will give more transparency to asset-backed securities and was prepared to vote later on Wednesday on reforms for credit rating agencies, two issues at the ...

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US SEC Considering ABS Disclosure Rules, Rating Agency Reform - MNI News

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:45

US SEC Considering ABS Disclosure Rules, Rating Agency Reform
MNI News
The amendments to the rules governing the conduct of rating agencies introduce requirements that pushes those firms to improve their internal controls. That would in turn make them more accountability and ensure the interests of the investor are put first.

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SEC meets to vote on rules for ABS, rating agencies - Reuters

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:31

SEC meets to vote on rules for ABS, rating agencies
Reuters
WASHINGTON Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday met to vote on new rules to give more transparency to asset-backed securities and to reform credit rating agencies, two issues that were core to the 2007-2009 ...

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SEC meets to vote on rules for ABS, rating agencies - Reuters

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 16:06

Reuters

SEC meets to vote on rules for ABS, rating agencies
Reuters
WASHINGTON Aug 27 (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday met to vote on new rules to give more transparency to asset-backed securities and to reform credit rating agencies, two issues that were core to the 2007-2009 ...
Credit Raters to Face New Conflict Curbs Under SEC RulesBloomberg
SEC Wants More Detail on Loans Backing SecuritiesWall Street Journal
Another Blow from SEC: Tougher Rules For Asset-Backed BondsInvesting.com

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Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale, sources say - Financial Post

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:49

Financial Post

Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale, sources say
Financial Post
DBRS Ltd, the privately held credit rating agency that competes with Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and Fitch Ratings Inc, is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter. DBRS owner Walter Schroeder, who ...
Credit ratings agency DBRS on the block, sources sayThe Globe and Mail
Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale: ReportZee News

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Bond-Rating Agency: LA in 'Strong' Financial Condition - Post-Periodical

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 15:44

Bond-Rating Agency: LA in 'Strong' Financial Condition
Post-Periodical
A New York bond-rating agency gave Los Angeles good reviews for the way it is managing its finances. The Kroll Agency announced Tuesday it is assigning a long-term rating of AA with a stable outlook to the general obligation debt of the city of Los ...

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Credit ratings conceal more than they reveal - Business Standard

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 06:52

Business Standard

Credit ratings conceal more than they reveal
Business Standard
This means two companies with contrasting balance sheets could end up getting similar ratings, as one could score higher on other factors. “A company with higher market share or belonging to a large and reputed business group could be rated higher, ...

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Credit ratings agency DBRS on the block, sources say - The Globe and Mail

Google News - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 01:12

Credit ratings agency DBRS on the block, sources say
The Globe and Mail
DBRS gained global attention during the credit crisis in 2007 when the agency was the only one to place high ratings on $33-billion worth of third-party asset-backed commercial paper (ABCP). Other agencies didn't rate the debt at all. The financial ...
Exclusive: Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale - sourcesReuters India
Rating Agency DevelopmentsJD Supra (press release)
Canadian Ratings Firm DBRS Explores Strategic AlternativesWall Street Journal

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Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale - sources - Reuters UK

Google News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 23:39

Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale - sources
Reuters UK
(Reuters) - DBRS Ltd, the privately held credit rating agency that competes with Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp (MCO.N) and Fitch Ratings Inc, is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter. DBRS owner Walter ...
Rating Agency DevelopmentsJD Supra (press release)
Canadian Ratings Firm DBRS Explores Strategic AlternativesWall Street Journal

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LA's First Kroll Rating: AA - Bond Buyer

Google News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:58

LA's First Kroll Rating: AA
Bond Buyer
LA's First Kroll Rating: AA. by Keeley Webster. AUG 26, 2014 4:47pm ET. The Kroll Bond Ratings Agency assigned its AA rating to Los Angeles' general obligation bonds Tuesday, its first rating of the city.

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Exclusive: Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale - sources - Reuters

Google News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:51

Exclusive: Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale - sources
Reuters
(Reuters) - DBRS Ltd, the privately held credit rating agency that competes with Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and Fitch Ratings Inc, is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter. DBRS owner Walter ...
Credit ratings agency DBRS on the block, sources sayThe Globe and Mail
Rating Agency DevelopmentsJD Supra (press release)

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Exclusive: Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale - sources - Reuters UK

Google News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 22:49

Exclusive: Credit rating agency DBRS explores sale - sources
Reuters UK
(Reuters) - DBRS Ltd, the privately held credit rating agency that competes with Standard & Poor's Financial Services LLC, Moody's Corp and Fitch Ratings Inc, is exploring a sale, according to people familiar with the matter. DBRS owner Walter ...

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Rating Agency Developments - JD Supra (press release)

Google News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:03

Rating Agency Developments
JD Supra (press release)
On August 20, Fitch released its global ratings criteria for monitoring and rating toll roads, bridges, and tunnels. Report. On August 18, DBRS requested comment on global methodology for rating finance companies. Report. Note: Free registration is ...

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New York bond-rating agency gives Los Angeles favorable reviews - Westside Today

Google News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 19:01

New York bond-rating agency gives Los Angeles favorable reviews
Westside Today
The Kroll Agency said in a statement that it is assigning a long-term rating of AA with a stable outlook to the general obligation debt of the city of Los Angeles — a rating that applies to all of the city's outstanding general obligation bonds. The ...

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Ratings Agencies Divided on Detroit's $1.8 Billion Water And Sewer Sale - Bond Buyer

Google News - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 17:55

Reuters

Ratings Agencies Divided on Detroit's $1.8 Billion Water And Sewer Sale
Bond Buyer
Standard & Poor's raised Detroit's water and sewer revenue bonds three levels up from junk bond territory ahead of the city's $1.8 billion sale of mostly refunding bonds, offering a more positive assessment than Fitch Ratings or Moody's Investors Service.
UPDATE 1-Detroit water, sewer ratings upgraded ahead of bond saleReuters
Bankruptcy judge approves Detroit water department bond buyback planInsurance News Net

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