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The role of credit agencies


CPD Accreditation detail

Professional Body: IOBSA

CPD hour allocation: CPD Hours (online learning): 2 CPD hours   

CPD Accreditation Number: IOB159


Understand credit ratings, the major credit rating agencies and how it affects investments and markets.

The following topics will be covered in this course:

  • What are credit rating agencies?
  • How do credit rating agencies work?
  • The big three credit rating agencies
  • The role of credit rating agencies in the financial crisis
  • Role of rating agencies in capital markets
  • Benefits
  • Advantages of credit rating
  • Disadvantages of credit rating
  • Factors that determine the credit rating of a business
  • What are the features of credit rating?
  • Variables considered in methodology of credit rating.
  • Who regulates credit rating agencies?