Daily News: November 4, 2014

Fitch Updates Global Structured Finance Criteria Hierarchy

Fitch Ratings published an updated version of its interactive Global Structured Finance (SF) and Covered Bonds (CVB) Rating Criteria Hierarchy. The report enables users to effectively navigate the various criteria reports related to the agency’s coverage of the SF and CVB markets.

The updated report replaces the report of the same title previously published on Sept. 3, 2014. Since its last publication, Fitch has updated and published the following SF and CVB criteria:

  • Global Rating Criteria for Asset-Backed Commercial Paper, Oct. 30
  • Global Rating Criteria for ABCP – South Africa Addendum, Oct. 31
  • Metodologia de Calificacion de Bursatilizacion de Flujos Futuros, Oct. 31. (Translation of “Future Flow Securitization Rating Criteria”)
  • The updated hierarchy report organizes all SF and CVB criteria reports based on applicability to different market sectors and provides direct links to the reports themselves. As of the date of the report, Fitch’s SF and CVB groups maintain three Master, 13 Cross-Sector, and 75 Sector-Specific criteria reports, as well as three Exposure Drafts and 13 Spanish translations.

    The full document, titled Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Rating Criteria Hierarchy, is available on Fitch’s website.