SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Sen. Barack Obama says he’s done debating, but he’s facing a double team effort to force him into another one-on-one session with Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton. The New York senator.

Credit Rater Accused of Misrepresenting Surveillance Approach for Complex Securities Credit rating agency DBSR Inc. will pay nearly $6 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission charges. The regulator is accusing the credit rater of misrepresenting the surveillance method it used for rating certain kinds of complex financial instruments over a three-year period.

The Indisputable Role of credit ratings agencies in the 2008. – Criticism of Credit Ratings Agencies During the Great Recession. During the 2008 financial crisis, a lot of worthless mortgage-related securities were given AAA ratings: the highest and safest investment grade. This led to a series of events that contributed to the global financial meltdown.

Federal Reserve Bank of New York reappoints president Bill would cut all funding to HUD The House Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding levels for affordable housing and community development programs at HUD will vote today on a draft fiscal year (fy) 2018 spending bill that significantly underfunds federal investments that serve low income people and communities. The full.NEW YORK – The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today announced that William C. Dudley, president and chief executive officer, intends to retire from his position in mid-2018 to ensure that a successor is in place well before the end of his term. Mr. Dudley’s term ends in January of 2019 when he reaches the 10 year policy-limit in the role.

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Rating agency DBRS has released an update to its model for UK residential mortgage-backed securities (rmbs). The model is for immediate application and was made available in an open format, which DBRS says is part of its effort to increase the transparency of its rating process and boost understanding on quantitative risks for residential mortgage securitisation.

Standard Poor s is giving a higher rating to securities backed by subprime home loans, Subprime Mortgage Bonds Get AAA Rating From S&P Denied to U.S. Wednesday, 31 August 2011 08:35 AM. The Justice Department is probing S&P and Moody’s over mortgage-bond ratings between 2005 and 2008.

Bill would cut all funding to HUD House bill guts National Housing Trust Fund, threatens fair housing. On June 9, the House approved, by a 216 to 210 vote, its THUD FY16 funding bill (H.R. 2577). The bill provides $42 billion for HUD, which is $1 billion above the FY15 enacted level but $3 billion less than the President requested in his budget.

The Securities and Exchange commission today charged credit rating agency DBRS Inc. with misrepresenting its surveillance methodology for ratings of certain complex financial instruments during a three-year period. The firm agreed to pay nearly $6 million to settle the charges.

The DBRS long-term debt rating scale is meant to give an indication of the risk that a borrower will not fulfill its full obligations in a timely manner, with respect to both interest and principal commitments. Every DBRS rating is based on quantitative and qualitative considerations relevant to the borrowing entity.