Press Releases

Rapid Ratings Wins “Best Risk Management Technology Provider” at 2016 Fund Intelligence U.S. Mutual Fund Services Awards

October 8, 2016

Rapid Ratings International, the industry’s leading assessment of public and private company financial health, today announced that it has recently been named, “Best Risk Management Technology Provider” in the first ever Fund Intelligence US Mutual Fund Services Awards.

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New Report Reveals Procurement Continues to Struggle with Latent Risks in Extended Supply Chains

April 27, 2016

A new report by A.T. Kearney and Rapid Ratings International suggests that supply chain risk management has declined in priority. As a result, procurement organization struggle with resiliency with most CPOs citing lack of bandwidth and budget as the biggest roadblocks to proactively managing supply chain risks. The report, “Is Your Luck Running Out? Managing Supply Risk in Uncertain Times,” concludes that disruptions are inevitable, and organizations that can quickly identify, diagnose, and resolve these issues are best positioned to proactively manage their supply chain risk.

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Rapid Ratings Secures Growth Capital from LLR Partners to Accelerate Innovation in Financial Risk Management

April 20, 2016

Rapid Ratings International, creator of the proprietary FHR® (Financial Health Rating), the industry’s leading assessment of public and private company financial health, today announced a minority investment from private equity firm LLR Partners.

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Rapid Ratings Wins “Best Risk Management Solution – Innovation” at 2016 Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards

March 1, 2016

Rapid Ratings International, creator of the proprietary FHR® (Financial Health Rating), today announced that it has been named, “Best Risk Management Solution – Innovation” at the 2016 Wall Street Letter Institutional Trading Awards. The FHR® is the industry’s leading assessment of public and private company financial health.

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Rapid Ratings International Implements Enhanced Product Features

July 21, 2015

Rapid Ratings International (RRI), a leading independent ratings, research and analytics firm, today announced the enhancement of its Financial Health Rating (FHR®) to provide greater insight into near term probability of default. The FHR is a quantitative 0-100 measure of a company’s financial health that rates public and private companies on the same basis globally.

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Capital Markets Veteran Kip Testwuide Joins Rapid Ratings

July 7, 2015

Rapid Ratings announced today that Kip Testwuide will be working as a senior advisor to the company. Mr. Testwuide brings a wealth of capital markets, risk management and sales expertise to the position, aiming to continue accelerating Rapid Ratings’ growth globally. Testwuide most recently served as co-head of fixed income in the Americas at BNP Paribas, leading and building fixed income businesses including trading, sales and research of interest rate, credit, emerging markets and foreign exchange products.

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Apple Supplier Files for Bankruptcy — Rapid Ratings Warned on Decline in 2012

October 6, 2014

GT Advanced Technologies, a supplier of synthetic sapphire glass to Apple for many of its products, has filed for bankruptcy. Analysts and journalists are calling the bankruptcy “unanticipated,” and citing the company’s overreliance on Apple and a breakdown in that relationship as the reasons for its downfall. But Rapid Ratings’ system identified early warning signals of GT’s decline back in 2012 and downgraded GT from a healthy Financial Health Rating (FHR®) of 84 to an FHR (adjusted for abnormal items included in the company’s financial statements), of 47 at that time, Medium Risk. GT was downgraded again in 2013 to a Very High Risk FHR of 12.

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Rapid Ratings Recognized as Leading Supply Chain Solution Provider

June 23, 2014

Rapid Ratings, provider of a supply chain risk management solution that enables companies to most effectively assess the financial health of their suppliers and vendors, today announced its acknowledgement as a “flexible” and “visionary” solution provider for supply chain managers, as part of the “Supply & Demand Chain Executive 100.” This is the second time SDCE Magazine has included Rapid Ratings in its honor roll.

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Rapid Ratings Launches Company Comparison Report

May 6, 2014

This powerful new visualization tool enables clients to compare public and private companies side by side. In addition to RR's objective Financial Health Rating (FHR®) and commentary about each companyʼs financial and operating viability, the report enables users to add metrics and comments of their choosing. The report allows users to view specific strengths and weaknesses within each company in detail, and compare data across the group.

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Rapid Ratings’ Rose Kelly-­Falls Named “Pro to Know” by Supply Demand Chain Executive Magazine for Third Consecutive Year

March 6, 2014

Rose Kelly-Falls, SVP of Supplier Risk Management, has been named to magazine’s prestigious “Pros to Know” list for the third consecutive year. The “Pros to Know” awards recognize supply chain executives who are leading initiatives to help their supply chains or their clients’ supply chains evolve to meet the significant challenges of today’s business climate.

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ETRE Financial and Rapid Ratings Form Joint Venture

November 11, 2013

ETRE Financial, LLC (“ETRE”), a real estate financial services and technology company, today announced as part of its launch, a joint venture with Rapid Ratings International Inc. to enhance the first of its kind exchange traded real estate platform for investing in shares of individual listed commercial real estate assets and portfolio real estate investment trusts (REITs). The ETRE platform will incorporate a tenant profile report that uses Rapid Ratings’ proprietary Financial Health Rating (FHR®) system to evaluate tenants of individual buildings and portfolios, and to provide individual building and portfolio scores.

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Rose Kelly-Falls Named Named “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive Magazine

February 25, 2013

NEW YORK— Feb.21, 2012 Rapid Ratings today announced that Rose Kelly-Falls, Senior Vice President of Supply Chain Risk Management, has been named a “Pro to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine. The award recognizes Kelly-Falls’ expertise and passion as a leader in supply chain risk.

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Rose Kelly-Falls Named “Pro to Know”

February 14, 2013

Rose Kelly-Falls has been named a "Pro to Know" for the third consecutive year by Supply & Demand Chain Executive magazine.

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Rapid Ratings launches Peer Benchmark Report

December 13, 2011

NEW YORK ‐ Rapid Ratings™ International Inc., an independent ratings, research and analytics firm, today announced its launch of the Peer Benchmark Report, a new style of report that contrasts each company against its sector peers on many critical levels. Uniquely, the Peer Benchmark Report presents the company’s financial health metrics and an array of preferred financial indicators alongside the sector’s average in each metric for comparison.

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Rapid Ratings Launches Complimentary Ratings Service, the FHR Watch™

May 12, 2011

NEW YORK - Rapid Ratings™ International Inc. announced Thursday (May 12) that it has launched the FHR WatchTM, the first-of-its-kind, complimentary corporate ratings service, which features daily directional and risk indicators on thousands of global public companies.

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Rapid Ratings hires Wall Street veteran, expands financial institutional sales

March 28, 2011

NEW YORK - Rapid Ratings™ International Inc. announced Monday (March 28) that Ed Chambliss, a 35-year Wall Street veteran with extensive experience in high yield and investment grade capital markets, has joined the company to continue its expansion offering buy-side and sell-side institutions investment and risk management products.

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Rapid Ratings hires Supply Chain Risk Management veteran and opens office in Indianapolis

January 13, 2011

NEW YORK: Rapid Ratings International Inc. announced Wednesday that Rose Kelly-Falls, a supply chain risk management expert, has joined the company to continue its expansion offering corporations and financial institutions counterparty risk management services. In conjunction with the hiring, Rapid Ratings is expanding by opening an office in Indianapolis at the Purdue Research Park of Indianapolis.

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NASDAQ OMX Commodities Signs Up for Rapid Ratings International’s Counterparty Risk Management Service

November 16, 2010

Rapid Ratings™ International Inc. announced today that NASDAQ OMX Commodities Clearing Company, a Chicago‐based, wholly owned subsidiary of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: NDAQ) and part of the NASDAQ OMX Commodities offering, has subscribed to Rapid Ratings’ suite of products for measuring counterparty risk exposures.

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ICAP & Rapid Ratings launch Credit Derivatives Service

September 29, 2009

ICAP and Rapid Ratings have launched this service to address the need for increased transparency with early insight into companies' financial health.

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Press Release: Rapid Ratings International CEO, James Gellert will address House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday, September 30

September 29, 2009

James H. Gellert, Chairman and CEO of Rapid Ratings International, Will Address Credit Rating Industry Reform and Oversight, To the United States House of Representatives Committee on Financial Services and Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Insurance

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