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Kroll Bond Rating Agency Invests in Weiss Residential Research LLC

KBRA Analytics, Inc. announced a recent investment in Weiss Residential Research LLC (WRR).  The partnership will provide end users with an abundant, credit worthy amount of information. Weiss Residential Research’s proprietary technology optimizes housing market decisions. Weiss’ technology has calculated property specific price indexes for over 45 million homes, far more than alternative index databases. The increased resolution of the ... Read More »

Kroll Bond Ratings Is Developing CMBS Surveillance Unit

Kroll Bond Rating Agency is developing a research business to monitor the performance of commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), adding a recurring-revenue stream to its credit-rating division. The service will be funded by investors and provide monthly updates on the debt.  The research, which is expected to become available in June, will provide loan-level commentary and won’t include letter grades.  The ... Read More »

Rating Agencies Spat over Standards

The battle over market share for CMBS (Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities) is heating up and Julius Kroll, a relative newcomer lambasts the market leaders over standards.  According to a report in the Financial Times on November 6th, Kroll claims that ratings of the three largest rating agencies lack of substance.  Having been in the ratings business just over two years ... Read More »

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases Premier Container Leasing ABS Rating Methodology

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announces the release of its methodology for rating marine container leasing asset-backed securities transactions. The KBRA methodology, which reflects the extensive sector experience of KBRA’s analysts, is unique in that it is the first criteria piece issued by a rating agency that is dedicated exclusively to container leasing ABS. The report, Container Leasing ABS Rating ... Read More »

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Announced Methodology for Rating U.S. CMBS

Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announced the publication of its methodology for rating U.S. CMBS Multi-Borrower transactions.  The methodology is intended to be used for multi-borrower pools of commercial real estate (CRE) loans that have been originated for securitization.  It will typically be used for transactions with at least 30 loans that are secured by properties that are diverse relative ... Read More »

Kroll Bond Rating Agency Releases Credit Union Rating Methodology

Kroll Bond Rating Agency’s Subscription Rating Service (SRS) published a new rating methodology for U.S. Credit Unions (non-corporate). A central feature of the new rating methodology is a revised statistical scoring system that was designed to improve the transparency of KBRA’s ratings and enhance ratings accuracy. The new scoring system was developed following a thorough analysis of credit union failures ... Read More »