A credit rating is an evaluation of the credit risk of a prospective issuer (such as a business, company or a government), to meet its financial obligations in full and on time. Credit ratings can also speak to the credit quality of an individual debt issue, such as a corporate or municipal bond, and the relative likelihood that the issue may default.
Our credit rating represents an evaluation of a credit rating agency of the qualitative and quantitative information for the prospective debtor, including information provided by the prospective issuer and other non-public information obtained by the our analysts.
Credit in the Investment World
As investment opportunities become more global and diverse, it is difficult to decide not only which companies but also which countries are less risky. There are both benefits and risks in capital markets. It is important to gain insights on different investment environments and to understand the risks and benefits these environments pose.