An Evaluation of the Different Approaches and Methodologies for Evaluating Investment Holding Companies' Credit Ratings

15 Pages Posted: 13 Jun 2017

Date Written: June 12, 2017

Abstract

This paper evaluates and discusses methodologies for evaluating credit ratings of Investment Holding Companies. I analyze Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s rating approaches, evaluate their soundness based on theoretical grounding and empirical evidence, and suggest improvements.

Keywords: Credit Rating

JEL Classification: G24, G32

Suggested Citation

Benmelech, Efraim, An Evaluation of the Different Approaches and Methodologies for Evaluating Investment Holding Companies' Credit Ratings (June 12, 2017). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2985040 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2985040

Efraim Benmelech (Contact Author)

Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management ( email )

Evanston, IL 60208
United States

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) ( email )

1050 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

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