Role and Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies



Credit ratings are an integral part of banking and securities markets and their longstanding use by market participants is a testament to their positive value as an input into credit judgements. Credit rating agencies (CRAs) offer investors clear opinions on the creditworthiness of rated entities and financial instruments, set out in detailed research reports and summarised in easy-to-compare rating grades.


European Union Credit Risk Credit Rating European Central Bank Credit Default Swap 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.LimassolZypern

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