Calls for rating agency regulation fuel debate

A number of financial associations have called for more rating agency regulation, but have some of their proposals gone too far? Hardeep Dhillon reports


Bankers and fund managers have kept a keen, maybe even quivering, eye on the actions of the rating agencies towards US automakers, in particular the outlook change at Standard & Poor’s on Ford. But others in the marketplace have the rating agencies themselves firmly in their sights, as a number of international associations have called for further regulation in the ratings process.

The debate on greater oversight of the activities of credit rating agencies has widened to include the Association

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