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Discover why financial professionals around the world use S&P's credit ratings, research and analytics to help capitalize on investment opportunities and mitigate risk.
||Extra Credit: S&P’s Public Finance Podcast (Willacy County's Jail Revenue Bond And Chicago Public Schools)||In this week’s Extra Credit, Standard & Poor’s Senior Director Kate Choban discusses our recent rating action on Willacy County LGC’s jail revenue bond and Director John Kenward explains what’s behind Chicago Public School’s rating and our thoughts on swap termination payments.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoGlobal Rising Stars Grow Slowly||We define rising stars as issuers that Standard & Poor's has upgraded to investment grade (rated 'BBB-' and higher) from speculative grade (rated 'BB+' and lower). The number increased by one to four entities as of March 9, 2015, lower than the six from one year prior. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends.||3/26/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoBancos en México adoptan reglas internacionales sobre liquidez||Recientemente, México emitió nuevos requerimientos regulatorio de liquidez para los bancos en el país, en línea con estándares internacionales. En este segmento de CreditMatters TV, Arturo Sánchez, Director, habla sobre el impacto positivo que estas nuevas reglas tendrán para la transparencia y el manejo de la liquidez en el sistema financiero mexicano.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoMexico’s Banks Adopt International Liquidity Rules||Mexico recently issued new regulatory liquidity requirements for banks in line with international standards. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Director Arturo Sanchez discusses the positive impact that these new rules will have for the transparency and liquidity management in the Mexican financial system.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoStandard & Poor’s Ratings Services Updates Its Criteria For Rating Government-Related Entities||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Criteria Officer Laura Feinland Katz explains what led to the recent updates in our criteria for rating government-related entities.||3/25/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoHow A Strong Dollar Could Hamper U.S. Corporate Issuers||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Director Jennelyn Tanchua explains how the rise of the U.S. dollar could hurt the credit metrics of some issuers, particularly multinationals and large exporters.||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoRussia Dominates The Fallen Angels List||We define fallen angels as issuers that Standard & Poor's downgrades to speculative grade ('BB+' and lower) from investment grade ('BBB-' and higher). Of the 25 fallen angels we have identified so far in 2015, 16 are based in Russia. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends.||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoU.K. Banks Still Feel The Drag Of Exceptional Charges||U.K. banks’ underlying earnings improved in 2014, but profits and ROE are still off target. In this CMTV, Standard & Poor’s director, Dhruv Roy discusses the impact of exceptional charges and the outlook for earnings in 2015.||3/24/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoLatin America Monday Morning Roundup - March 23, 2015||Covering noteworthy research produced by S&P analysts in the region, "Latin America Monday Morning RoundUp" provides investors with a quick credit overview to start their week. Senior Director, Jose Coballasi hosts this weekly segment of CreditMatters TV.||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoS&P Predicts $30 Billion Corporate Green Bond Issuance In 2015, But Challenges Lie Ahead||Green bonds, which raise funding for environmentally beneficial investments, have grown dramatically and S&P Ratings Services estimates that corporate green bond issuance could reach up to $30 billion by the end of this year, a near 50% increase on the current size of the market ($19.1 billion).||3/23/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoStandard & Poor's U.S. Consumer, Retail, And Health Care Weekly Review (March 20)||In this segment of Standard & Poor's U.S. Consumer, Retail, and Health Care Weekly Review, Director David Peknay highlights sector trends and the actions we recently took on Alliance One International Inc., Apartment Investment And Management Co., Colfax Corp., Dillard’s Inc., Ocean Spray Cranberries Inc., Welch Foods Inc., and W/S Packaging Holdings Inc.||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
||Extra Credit: S&P’s Public Finance Podcast (State Pensions And Sweet Briar College)||In this week’s Extra Credit, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Robin Prunty and Senior Director John Sugden discuss our outlook on state pensions, and Director Sussan Corson explains what’s behind our rating on Sweet Briar College.||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|13||VideoStandard & Poor’s Assigns Recovery Ratings To Transocean’s Unsecured Bonds||In this CreditMatters TV segment, recovery analyst Greg Maddock discusses what’s behind our recent rating actions on the unsecured bonds of U.S. offshore contract drilling company Transocean Inc.||3/20/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|14||VideoRite Aid’s Acquisition Of EnvisionRx Prompts A Standard & Poor's Outlook Revision||Rite Aid Corp. recently announced that it is acquiring EnvisionRx, a full-service pharmacy benefit management company. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's credit analyst Mariola Borysiak discusses how this transaction affects our rating on Rite Aid.||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|15||VideoWhat’s Behind Our Updated Recovery Analysis On Cliffs Natural Resources||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Director Mike Silverberg discusses recovery prospects in light of Cliffs’s proposed recapitalization—including the proposed issuance of first-lien notes and the proposed issuance of second-lien notes in exchange for senior unsecured notes.||3/19/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|16||VideoGlobal Pharmaceuticals Look Forward To A Good Year Despite Potential M&A Volatility||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Director David Peknay discusses what’s behind our positive outlook for the global pharmaceuticals industry and the potential impact of M&A throughout the sector.||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|17||VideoStronger Admission And Payor Mix Trends Drive Fourth-Quarter U.S. For-Profit Hospital Performance||In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Directors Shannan Murphy and Tulip Lim discuss how improved admission and payor mix results boosted U.S. for-profit hospital performance in the fourth quarter and what lies ahead for the sector this year.||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|18||VideoDFS Float Shows Return Of European IPOs||DFS has recently priced an initial public offering (IPO). In this edition of Inside Credit, S&P analysts Taron Wade, Raam Ratnam and Natalia Goncharova discuss the credit implications of the U.K. furniture maker’s floatation as well as the overall outlook for European IPOs.||3/18/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|19||VideoDowngrade Risk Stymies Potential Upgrade Growth||The number of entities poised for upgrades has declined for the fifth consecutive month, dropping to 270 as of Feb. 28, 2015, from 274 a month earlier as the number of potential downgrades grew to 594 entities. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor's Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends and data points.||3/17/2015||Free||View In iTunes|
|20||VideoGeopolitical Risks Drive Downgrade Potential In The European Union||The number of potential downgrades has increased significantly to a 26-month high of 594 as of February. Geopolitical risks, such as the Russia-Ukraine border conflict and "Grexit" continue to plague the region. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Gregg Moskowitz explains the key trends.||3/16/2015||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.