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December 8, 2011

TheStreet: Investors Ready for 2012 Bankruptcy Bonanza

December 8, 2011

With more than a doubling in refinancing needs in 2012 and an even heavier load in later years James Gellert Chief Executive of Rapid Ratings says, "unless the markets bounce back dramatically, there are going to be 'haves' and 'have nots' in terms of those who can access capital." MORE

December 6, 2011

Fox Business News: A Cheat Sheet for Lawmakers Grilling Jon Corzine: 5 Questions He Should Be Asked

December 6, 2011

Rapid Ratings' CEO, James Gellert, suggests reasons for MF Global's collapse. As quoted by Matt Egan, "'Any firm, in any industry, setting out on such an abrupt new trajectory as [Corzine] chose for MF Global, is a firm that is putting itself in a position of heightened risk for some period of time...Did MORE

November 25, 2011

The Wall Street Journal: Rating Firms’ MF Global Role to Be Explored

November 25, 2011

Rapid Ratings CEO James Gellert is interviewed about U.S. legislators scrutinizing potential relationships between MF Global and the Big 3. As quoted by reporter Jeannette Neumann, "This is comparable to any of the cases where the big rating agencies have bought into the superstar power of management MORE

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

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