13 Jan '12, 8pm

How ratings agencies work

How ratings agencies work

PARIS: Downgrades of credit ratings can lead to shifts of billions of dollars in investments, but the decisions come down to the work of a couple of analysts who use largely public sources of information. A credit rating is assigned to a company or country to describe the likelihood of it defaulting on its debts. The three main agencies are Moody's, Standard and Poor's and Fitch. They have an important role in the modern financial system as many funds which invest savings and pension money are contractually required to invest only in bonds above certain ratings from the main agencies. Typically, a team of at least two analysts from a ratings agency will sift public information to determine an entity's creditworthiness. Agencies generally assign a "primary analyst" to evaluate a country or company's solvency and its risks of debt non-payment. Ratings vary from a top AAA+ to...

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