Fitch Investors Service


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Fitch Investors Service

A financial services company that primarily offers credit ratings for different kinds of bonds. That is, it serves as a credit ratings agency (CRA) and a research firm. It is one of only ten firms the SEC recognizes as a credit rating agency, though, like other CRAs, its methods have been subject to criticism. For example, it gave the nation of Iceland a near top rating until the nation's bankruptcy in 2008. It is based in New York and was established in 1909.

Fitch Investors Service

A financial services company best known for the bond ratings it provides investors.
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John Forde is vice president of public affairs for Fitch Investors Service.
Mayben joined with Jerry Jordan, of the California Municipal Utilities Organization, Alan Richardson, Executive Director of the American Public Power Association (APPA), NLC Policy and Legislative Director Frank Shafroth, Steve Fetter, of Fitch Investors Services, and Frank Ingrassia, Managing Director of Goldman Sachs in the Public Finance area last week at a special press briefing to describe the consequences of the bill for cities, as many as 30 million electric ratepayers, and bondholders.