Post Credit Crunch, Investors Eye New Ratings

As the effects of the sub-prime meltdown continue to roil financial markets and the global economy, one apparent casualty is the credibility of the global rating agencies, whose contribution to the sub-prime mess was high ratings for mortgage-backed bonds that lost value and liquidity, as consumer mortgage defaults mounted and housing-related business took a steep dive.

The rating agencies have since lowered ratings on a surprisingly large number of debt instruments, admitting they did not an

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a WatersTechnology account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an indvidual account here: