2018 Sprint Institute

Debt Ratings Criteria Updates

What recent changes are driving our bond ratings? What are agencies really focusing on for local government issuers? How much do third party pensions affect the rating? And how does the trend from revenue bonds to certificates, like so many Texas entities are doing, change the analysis?
Panelists: Rebecca Meyer, CFA, CPA Director, Fitch Ratings; John Grayson Nichols, MBA, Assistant Vice President, Moody’s Investors Service; and Jennifer Garza, Director, U.S. Public Finance-State & Local Government Group, Standard and Poor’s
Moderator: Rick Menchaca, Managing Director, BOSC

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