We are regularly checking and updating the list of known credit rating agencies (CRAs) (and organizations) in the world – this update now includes 120… Read More »The most complete List of Credit Rating Agencies
The main goal of the “Sovereign Wikirating Index” (SWI)  is to have a transparent, reasonable and comprehensive measure of the creditworthiness of a sovereign… Read More »Wikirating updates 181 Sovereign Credit Ratings
This blog article summarizes Chapter 4 of The Failure of Financial Regulation by A. Hira, N. J. Gaillard and T. H. Cohn (Eds.), Palgrave Macmillan,… Read More »How and Why Moral Hazard Has Distorted Financial Regulation
For the past half-century, the Chicago School has had a profound impact on the development and subsequent stagnation of academic finance. That is the subject… Read More »Did Academic Finance Play a Role in the Global Financial Crisis?
Al Franken’s announcement of his pending resignation completes his descent from Progressive Saint to something of a pariah figure. But like others whose stars have… Read More »Al Franken’s Complex Legacy and the Credit Rating Business
This blog article summarizes a recent article published in the European Business Law Review. Reference: Norbert J. Gaillard, “Credible Sovereign Ratings: Beyond Statistics and Regulations”,… Read More »Credible Sovereign Ratings: Beyond Statistics and Regulations
No government regulation will ever apply to any rating agency that the government regulates, according to the Financial Choice Act. This bill would eliminate accountability… Read More »Republicans Immunize Rating Agencies from Accountability in Financial Choice Act
This blog article summarizes a recent article published in Capital Markets Law Journal. Reference: Norbert J. Gaillard and William J. Harrington, “Efficient, commonsense actions to… Read More »Efficient, commonsense actions to foster accurate credit ratings