Rating Agency Advice

We emphasize a disciplined, three-step approach to advising and assisting you through the rating agency process.

  1. Rating Assessment – Considering available rating criteria, the characteristics and profile of similar credits, and quantitative analysis of the issuer or financial program, we objectively assess the highest, realistically achievable rating target.
  2. Issue Resolution – We determine the specific strengths and weaknesses of the credit that must be addressed and resolved in the rating process and program documentation.
  3. Presentation – We document the credit in a presentation describing the issuer’s plan of financing; its financial condition, management strengths and economic attributes. The presentation provides the quantitative analysis required to adequately support the desired rating outcome.