Debate rages over plans to define NRSRO status


Rating agencies and industry associations have joined the debate over a proposed rule from the Securities and Exchange Commission to define the designation of Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO).

The rule, first proposed in March with a comment period ending in June, is intended to codify the most important factors to be considered in determining whether an entity’s ratings should be relied upon for purposes of federal securities laws and rules. However, the range of

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