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Moody’s probes IG credentials of SSD’s car parts makers

Moody’s has torn up one of the shibboleths of the Schuldschein market — that its borrowers are worthy of investment grade ratings. On Wednesday, the rating agency said a number of borrowers from the car parts sector were overleveraged and not profitable enough. Investors appear to share these worries, but the Schuldschein market offers them little protection and there is no reliable secondary market for them to sell into.

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