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June 24, 2009

Reuters: Entry barriers stifle U.S. credit ratings competition

June 24, 2009

Credit ratings agencies, blamed for exacerbating the credit crisis, seem to be getting off lightly under U.S. plans to overhaul the financial sector. MORE

December 9, 2008

Fox Business: Reining in the Ratings Agencies

December 9, 2008

"The agencies now must give the SEC an annual report card on the number of rating actions per year. However, Mr. Gellert says a “major criticism of the big agencies is that their ratings flat-line or don’t change often enough to be true guides to the market about an issuer’s changing financial MORE

December 4, 2008

The Wall Street Journal: SEC Tightens Rules for Ratings Firms

December 4, 2008

"The SEC is trying to demonstrate action without taking much action," said James Gellert, chairman of bond-research firm Rapid Ratings International. He took issue with the 10% requirement, suggesting that the compromise measure doesn't give investors enough information. MORE

March 2, 2004

CFO Magazine: Leave no stone unturned

March 2, 2004

Valuable lessons are to be learnt from analysts’ differences over the Italian fiction that was Parmalat. MORE

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