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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to PFS Tax Lien Trust ... - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 19:39

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to PFS Tax Lien Trust ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (“KBRA”) announces the preliminary ratings on one note class of PFS Tax Lien Trust 2014-1, a property tax lien ABS transaction. This transaction represents the inaugural term securitization for ...

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Morning Scan: Housing Market Looks Lukewarm; Rating Agencies Red-Hot - American Banker

Google News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 15:05

Morning Scan: Housing Market Looks Lukewarm; Rating Agencies Red-Hot
American Banker
Credit-rating agencies have been frequently accused of helping bring about the financial crisis by overestimating the quality of mortgage-backed securities. Now the agencies, Standard & Poor's, Moody's Investors Service and Fitch Ratings, are all doing ...

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Bond rating agency hammers NH state credit rating - The Union Leader

Google News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 06:12

Bond rating agency hammers NH state credit rating
The Union Leader
A recent court decision that ruled the state Medicaid Enhancement Tax unconstitutional has triggered a debt rating agency to downgrade its outlook on New Hampshire's general obligation and state-guaranteed bonds. The Standard & Poor's change in its ...
Ruling Hurts NH Bond OutlookValley News

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NH's bond outlook falls from 'stable' to 'negative' - Concord Monitor

Google News - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 02:20

NH's bond outlook falls from 'stable' to 'negative'
Concord Monitor
That ruling, combined with the state's low reserve fund and unfunded pension liability, puts New Hampshire in a “thin financial position,” the report from the credit rating agency said. The state's bond rating remains at AA. If the state's bond rating ...

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Christopher Whalen joins Kroll Bond Ratings Agency - Housing Wire

Google News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 23:43

Christopher Whalen joins Kroll Bond Ratings Agency
Housing Wire
Kroll Bond Ratings Agency has added Christopher Whalen as Senior Managing Director and Head of Research. Whalen, an investment banker, author and frequent HousingWire contributor, brings more than 30 years of experience as an investment banker ...

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Agency: banking system in independent Scotland risks Iceland-style meltdown - The Guardian

Google News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 22:58

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Agency: banking system in independent Scotland risks Iceland-style meltdown
The Guardian
While the ratings agency did not say it would downgrade Scottish-based banks, it set out a number of "important considerations" that it would look at when assessing the creditworthiness of banks in an independent Scotland, where bailed-out banks Royal ...
S&P doubts independent Scotland's ability to support banksFinancial Times
Independent Scotland has parallels with Iceland, warns S&PTelegraph.co.uk

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Blinder: Credit-Rating Agency System 'Scandalous, Barely Believable' - Moneynews

Google News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 19:37

Blinder: Credit-Rating Agency System 'Scandalous, Barely Believable'
Moneynews
The credit-rating agencies played a major role in the 2008-09 financial crisis, but no real reform has occurred, says Princeton University economist and former Federal Reserve Vice Chairman Alan Blinder. "It is scandalous and barely believable ...

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Blinder: Credit-Rating Agency System 'Scandalous, Barely Believable' - Moneynews

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Blinder: Credit-Rating Agency System 'Scandalous, Barely Believable'
Moneynews
"It is scandalous and barely believable . . . that credit-rating agencies are still being hired and paid exactly as they were in the bad old days," the Princeton professor writes in The Wall Street Journal. The problem is that the entity issuing ...

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International Ratings Agency: separate iScotland banking market would create ... - Herald Scotland

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Herald Scotland

International Ratings Agency: separate iScotland banking market would create ...
Herald Scotland
A separate Scottish banking market would create additional costs for banks on both sides of the border, according to an international ratings agency. A separate Scottish banking market would create additional costs for banks on both sides of the border ...
Agency: banking system in independent Scotland risks Iceland-style meltdownThe Guardian
S&P doubts independent Scotland's ability to support banksFinancial Times
Independent Scotland has parallels with Iceland, warns S&PTelegraph.co.uk
Investment Week
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International Ratings Agency: separate iScotland banking market would create ... - Herald Scotland

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Herald Scotland

International Ratings Agency: separate iScotland banking market would create ...
Herald Scotland
A separate Scottish banking market would create additional costs for banks on both sides of the border, according to an international ratings agency. A separate Scottish banking market would create additional costs for banks on both sides of the border ...
Independent Scotland has parallels with Iceland, warns S&PTelegraph.co.uk
Independent Scotland could face 'Icelandic' banking crisisInvestment Week

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to RIAL, Series 2014-LT5 - The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

Google News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:43

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to RIAL, Series 2014-LT5
The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
NEW YORK — Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of its preliminary ratings to the Class A notes issued in the RIAL, Series 2014-LT5 transaction. RIAL, Series 2014-LT5 is a non-performing loan (NPL) securitization of ...
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes Final Methodology for Assessing Non-QM ...MarketWatch
Kroll Unveils Findings of Assessing Non-QM Risk in US RMBS ReportNational Mortgage Professional Magazine
Non-QM methodology finalisedStructured Credit Investor (subscription)

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to COMM 2014-CCRE17 - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 18:08

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to COMM 2014-CCRE17
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 17 classes of the COMM 2014-CCRE17 transaction (see ratings list below). COMM 2014-CCRE17 is a $1.2 billion CMBS ...
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes US General Airport Revenue Bond Rating ...Fort Mills Times
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes Final Methodology for Assessing Non-QM ...MarketWatch
Non-QM methodology finalisedStructured Credit Investor (subscription)

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes US General Airport Revenue Bond Rating ... - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 17:39

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes US General Airport Revenue Bond Rating ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency's (KBRA) rating methodology for U.S. General Airport Revenue Bonds describes the major factors that KBRA considers when rating U.S. airport credits. Airports are among the most complex credits ...
Non-QM methodology finalisedStructured Credit Investor (subscription)

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Ruling Hurts NH Bond Outlook - Valley News

Google News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:10

Ruling Hurts NH Bond Outlook
Valley News
That ruling, combined with the state's low reserve fund and unfunded pension liability, puts New Hampshire in a “thin financial position,” the report from the credit rating agency said. The state's bond rating remains at AA. If the state's bond rating ...

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Bond rating agency hammers NH state credit rating - The Union Leader

Google News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 06:23

Bond rating agency hammers NH state credit rating
The Union Leader
A recent court decision that ruled the state Medicaid Enhancement Tax unconstitutional has triggered a debt rating agency to downgrade its outlook on New Hampshire's general obligation and state-guaranteed bonds. The Standard & Poor's change in its ...

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to WFRBS 2014-C20 - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 23:10

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to WFRBS 2014-C20
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 15 classes of the WFRBS 2014-C20 transaction (see ratings list below). WFRBS 2014-C20 is a $1.3 billion CMBS conduit ...
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to JPMBB 2014-C19The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes Final Methodology for Assessing Non-QM ...MarketWatch

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to JPMBB 2014-C19 - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 21:08

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Assigns Preliminary Ratings to JPMBB 2014-C19
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) is pleased to announce the assignment of preliminary ratings to 15 classes of the JPMBB 2014-C19 transaction (see ratings listed below). JPMBB 2014-C19 is a $1.4 billion CMBS conduit ...
Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes Final Methodology for Assessing Non-QM ...MarketWatch
Fitch to Rate JPMBB 2014-C19 Commercial Mortgage Pass-Through Certificates ...The Herald | HeraldOnline.com (press release)

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Ratings Agencies: Credit Where Credit's Due - CFO Magazine

Google News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 20:24

Ratings Agencies: Credit Where Credit's Due
CFO Magazine
At first glance, the past few years have not been good to the ratings agencies. During the financial crisis, a collapse in bond markets cut the industry's revenues by a third. Worse, they were blamed for helping to precipitate the crisis, by giving ...
US judge rejects S&P’s bid to split up ratings fraud suitThe Insurance Insider (subscription)

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"Sticking out like a sore thumb": Alan Blinder wants to reform the ratings ... - Yahoo Finance (blog)

Google News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 18:23

"Sticking out like a sore thumb": Alan Blinder wants to reform the ratings ...
Yahoo Finance (blog)
Nearly six years after the financial crisis sent the global economy reeling and nearly four years after Dodd-Frank legislation passed Congress, not much has happened to address one of the key causes of the 2008 meltdown: The Rating Agencies.

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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes Final Methodology for Assessing Non-QM ... - Business Wire (press release)

Google News - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 16:34

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Publishes Final Methodology for Assessing Non-QM ...
Business Wire (press release)
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announces the release of its methodology for assessing non-Qualified Mortgage (non-QM) risk in U.S. residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS). The report, Assessing Non-QM Risk in ...

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