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November 24, 2011

Operational Risk & Regulation: Top 10 operational risk concerns in 2012

November 24, 2011

Rapid Ratings CEO James Gellert believes regulatory compliance will be an important risk concern for 2012. As quoted by Alexander Campbell, “So much of Dodd-Frank is still undefined...That will be a big challenge for anyone in operations or compliance – 2012 could be a limbo year.” MORE

November 23, 2011

Bloomberg Businessweek: Are Rating Firms Getting a Free Pass?

November 23, 2011

Rapid Ratings CEO James Gellert suggests that Washington require rating agencies to affirm or adjust their ratings quarterly, discouraging the Big 3's propensity for sticky ratings most recently seen in ratings of MF Global. As quoted by reporter Roben Farzad, "'Where is the outrage?' asks James H. Gellert, MORE

November 15, 2011

Bloomberg: Credit Rating Fees Rise Faster Than Inflation as Governments Fret Expenses

November 15, 2011

Rapid Ratings CEO James Gellert explains why Moody's and Standard & Poor's are still so predominantly relied upon for credit ratings despite available, and often more credible, alternatives, saying, "It's very hard to convince someone to stop using S&P and Moody's ratings because they're such a market MORE

November 10, 2011

Fox Business: Will Wall Street, Regulators Learn the Lessons from the MF Global Collapse?

November 10, 2011

Rapid Ratings CEO James Gellert comments on MF Global's collapse to FoxBusiness News' Matt Egan. According to Gellert, despite knowing well that too much leverage is dangerous, it's part of Wall Street's DNA to "'always push the envelope.'" MORE

November 7, 2011

Financial Times: Jefferies cuts exposure to eurozone

November 7, 2011

Rapid Ratings CEO James Gellert responds to US investment bank Jefferies' decision to cut back holdings of European sovereign debts. As quoted by Telis Demos, Shannon Bond and Ajay Makan: “The reduction in the European trading book has certainly sent a message to the market that they are agressively MORE

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