Research Report on Corporate Credit Ratings

We are pleased to announce the publication of our report “Corporate Credit Ratings – Review of ESMA registered Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs) rating activity and performance for the period 2013 to 2022”. Overview over the report This report covers a total of 20 credit rating agencies registered with ESMA, the sole supervisor of credit rating […]

Cerved Rating Agency

Profile Cerved Rating Agency is a European Credit Rating Agency, leader in Italy (in the sector of rating activities) for non-financial corporate credit ratings provided to both corporate companies and financial institutions. The credit rating activities involve the issuance of solicited and unsolicited public and private ratings  on non-financial companies. They are produced both for […]

AM Best

Profile A.M. Best Company was founded in 1899 with a mission to perform a constructive and objective role in the insurance industry. A.M Best is a privately owned company based in Oldwick, New Jersey. A.M. Best’s credit rating operations in the European, Middle Eastern and African region are conducted through A.M. Best Europe – Rating […]

Assekurata Assekuranz Rating Agentur

Profile ASSEKURATA Assekuranz Rating-Agentur GmbH is the first German rating agency that has specialised in the quality assessment of insurance companies from a customer’s perspective. To date Assekurata provides solicited corporate ratings for insurance companies in the following classes of insurance: life insurance, private health insurance, casualty insurance/accident and legal expense insurance and statutory health […]

Regulatory use United Kingdom

The United Kingdom left the European Union on January 31st, 2020 and the transition period ended on December 31st, 2020. The United Kingdom has transposed the EU Regulation on Credit Rating Agencies into national law via the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) being the regulator of UK-registered and certified credit rating agencies […]

Regulatory use Switzerland

Date Of Last Update: September 2023 The regulatory use of ratings in Switzerland is mainly defined by Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority FINMA. Unlike in the EU, there is no formal registration process for rating agencies in Switzerland. Rating agencies are given the possibility to apply for recognition as an External Credit Assessment Institute (ECAI) […]

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