REPORT ON THE ROLE AND FUNCTION OF CREDIT RATING AGENCIES IN THE OPERATION OF THE SECURITIES MARKETS AS REQUIRED BY SECTION 702(B) OF THE...
Item #: 11864
Published: Getzville; William S. Hein & Co., Inc.; 2004.
Series: HEIN'S ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS REPRINT SERIES, ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS REPRINT SERIES
Subjects: BUSINESS/ECONOMICS, INVESTMENTS
This Report is designed to address each of the topicsidentified for Commission study in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act,including the role of credit rating agencies and theirimportance to the securities markets, impediments faced bycredit rating agencies in performing that role, measures toimprove information flow to the market from rating agencies,barriers to entry into the credit rating business, andconflicts of interest faced by rating agencies. The Reportalso address certain issues regarding rating agencies, suchas allegations of anticompetitive or unfair practices, thelevel of diligence of credit rating agencies, and the extentand manner of Commission oversight, that go beyond thosespecifically identified in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
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