Municipal bond rating agencies
have begun accounting for public pension funding and have cited pensions in several downgrades, according to research from The Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.
Assist in preparing information for presentations to bond rating agencies
and attendance at bond rating agency meetings as needed.
WORCESTER -- The three bond rating agencies
used by the city to review its fiscal health have affirmed their previous bond ratings for Worcester's municipal government.
Rice University political science professor Bob Stein offered a rundown of what bond rating agencies
look for when they give out those ratings.
MIA s strong performance helped maintain A ratings and stable financial outlooks with all three major bond rating agencies
for a July bond sale that is expected to be the final financing necessary to finish the airport s Capital Improvement Program.
Independent bond rating agencies
have upgraded our financial status 11 straight times.
Moody's Investor Services and Standard & Poor's--the two major bond rating agencies
in the United States-downgraded G-P's bonds to "junk bond status" this past fall.
Weighs in the state's favor with bond rating agencies
An austerity minded combination of budget hawks within the Japanese bureaucracy, impatient advocates of structural reform provoking a sense of crisis, and bond rating agencies
trying to demonstrate that this time they are ahead of the curve, have all added uncertainty to the JGB market.
We want to make sure the concerns of the bond rating agencies
are alleviated,'' Martin said.
Default risk can be lessened by diversifying the portfolio and purchasing bonds with higher ratings from bond rating agencies
such as Moody's Bond Record.
During fiscal year 2005, all three major bond rating agencies
-- Standard & Poor's, Fitch Ratings, and Moody's Investor Services -- upgraded CHW's bonds to "A-", reflecting significant confidence by bondholders in the organization's present operations and its future.