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|1||VideoU.S. Corporate Downgrades Outpace Upgrades In The First Quarter||In the first quarter, Standard & Poor’s downgraded 62 U.S. corporate issuers and upgraded 55. The high-technology and consumer products sectors experienced the most rating actions. However, most issuers’ outlooks will remain stable. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Director Sudeep Kesh discusses the key outcomes from the first quarter.||4/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoWhat Prompted Standard & Poor’s Rating Actions On Caesars Entertainment||Standard & Poor’s recently took rating actions on U.S. casino operator Caesars Entertainment Corp. and its subsidiaries. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Director Melissa Long and Senior Director John Sweeney explain what spurred the actions. Topics include our recovery ratings on the company, and its capital structure and liquidity concerns.||4/18/14||Free||View In iTunes|
||Extra Credit: S&P’s Public Finance Podcast (The Quarterly Forecast And Municipal Market Trends)||In this week’s Extra Credit, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Gabe Petek discusses our quarterly forecast for public finance, and Capital IQ’s Greg Carlin explains how recent trends could impact municipal markets.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoPhilippine Banks Are At Important Crossroads||n this CreditMatters TV segment, Ivan Tan, Director of Financial Services Ratings, discusses the outlook and challenges for Philippine Banks.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoFirst-Quarter U.S. Speculative-Grade Ratings Remain Largely Stable But Downgrades Outpace Upgrades||Standard & Poor’s U.S. speculative-grade corporate ratings remained relatively stable in the first quarter, but downgrades (52) exceeded upgrades (43) for the first time since second-quarter 2013. However, we upgraded $81 billion in debt and downgraded $75 billion. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Evan Gunter discusses our outlook for the ratings.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoGlobale Erstversicherer widerstehen Zinsrisiken laut einer Standard & Poor’s Analyse||Laut einer aktuellen Analyse von S&P spiegeln die aktuellen Ratings der globalen Erstversicherer Zinsänderungsrisiken adäquat wider. In diesem CreditMatters TV erklärt Volker Kudszus Ergebnisse dieser vergleichenden Analyse und besondere Stärken dieser Gruppe von global diversifizierten Versicherern.||4/17/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoRating The Rater: Assessing Standard & Poor's Corporate Rating Performance||A credit rating is an opinion about the creditworthiness of an issuer or the credit quality of an individual debt issue, from strongest to weakest, within a universe of credit risk. And the track record for Standard & Poor’s corporate ratings as indicators of default risk has been very strong. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Global Head Of Fixed Income Diane Vazza explains how we measure credit performance.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoVehicle Recalls Won’t Fuel Standard & Poor’s Rating Actions On General Motors||General Motors’ recent recall on about 2.6 million vehicles likely won’t prompt Standard & Poor’s rating actions or an outlook revision on the automaker. However, General Motors expects to take a $1.3 billion charge in the first quarter for costs related to various vehicle recalls. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Senior Director Dan Picciotto explains the likely outcomes.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoProspects For North American Transportation Companies Improve||Transportation companies in North America have brighter prospects this year as the U.S. economy improves and oil prices stabilize. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Phil Baggaley discusses how the sector’s subsegments will likely perform and what lies ahead.||4/16/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoDowngrades Highlight Standard & Poor’s First-Quarter Rating Actions On Global Corporates||In the first quarter, we downgraded 122 issuers with more than $1 trillion in rated debt and upgraded 87 issuers with $271 billion in debt. Most of the downgrades occurred in nonfinancial industries. The outlook for global corporates, however, remains stable despite headwinds. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Head of Global Fixed Income Research Diane Vazza discusses what lies ahead.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoWhat The Volcker Rule Means For Tender Option Bonds||The Volcker Rule prohibits banks from engaging in proprietary trading in hedge funds or private equity funds. The rule affects tender option bonds, securities issued by a trust. Banks act as trust sponsors and typically hold the residual receipts of the securities. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Director Beatriz Peguero and Associate Director Santos Souffront discuss possible solutions to the rule as it relates to tender option bonds.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|12||VideoThe Global Potential Upgrade Count Continues Its Upswing||The number of entities poised for upgrades has increased for the fourth consecutive month, reaching 264 as of March 31, 2014, from 247 a month earlier. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends and data points.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoGlobal Potential Downgrades Rise Slightly||Potential downgrades rose marginally to 508 as of March 31, 2014, from 505 as of Feb. 28, marking their first increase since November 2013. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends and data points.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoIs This Going To Be A Pivotal Election For India’s Sovereign?||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Kim Eng Tan, Senior Director for Asia-Pacific Sovereign Ratings, shares his views on what the current Indian parliamentary elections can mean for its sovereign ratings.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoHow Critical Will The New Government's Reform Policies Be To The Credit Profile Of Indian Corporates And Banks?||India’s 16th general election is underway and the policy decisions of the new government may affect the credit metrics of Indian Corporates. In this CMTV, Abhishek Dangra, Director for Asia Pacific Corporate Ratings, shares the S&P perspective on this.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoS&P Publishes Two Key Reports On The Saudi Banking Sector||S&P published its review of the Saudi banking sector and a report on our outlook for Saudi banks’ profitability over 2014-2015. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Associate Director Paul-Henri Pruvost introduces the key themes and conclusions of these two reports.||4/15/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoU.S. Automotive And Non-Store Vendors Help Fuel March’s Retail Sales Gains||Automotive and non-store sectors helped drive a 1.1% increase in U.S. retail sales during March, the largest gain since September 2012. In this CreditMatters TV, Standard & Poor’s Associate Director Diya Iyer explains what spurred the increase.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoWhat’s Behind Standard & Poor’s U.S. State And Local Government Credit Conditions Forecast||Standard & Poor’s credit conditions forecast for U.S. state and local governments integrates the thinking behind our economic and credit analyses. The forecast also serves as an additional way to remain transparent and clear about the credits we rate. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Managing Director Gabe Petek discusses the key conclusions of our most recent forecast.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoDutch Recovery To Slowly Feed Through To The Banks||Alexandre Birry, Director, Financial Services Ratings talks about the impact of an expected slow recovery in the Dutch economy on Dutch banks’ performance outlook. He also explains why Dutch banks might soon be joining other European banks in issuing new hybrid instruments like “CoCos”.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoWhat Are The Drivers For High Assessment Of Nigeria’s P/C Insurance Industry?||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Associate Director Neil Gosrani explains the high assessment of Nigeria’s life and P/C insurance industries, discusses growth prospects and how this compares to other African markets.||4/14/14||Free||View In iTunes|
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Keep the content flowing more. I get some great and timely insights on the trends much before main-stream financial sites has it. Having your analyst on the show is a great value. I would love to see longer discussions on topics.
perfect, especially in these times
I love this podcast, not too stuffy, easy to understand, and very informative. It is up to date on recent headlines, and helps to clarify some of the things that are going on in the credit markets.
Fantastic Rieger Report
The inaugural Rieger Report presented the bond market in a clear, crisp, and concise mannor. It is always great news to hear a positive start to 2010.