Moody’s gives first glimpse of new swap framework

Moody’s waded into the issue of swap counterparties on Tuesday, revealing its plans for a new assessment framework. The agency is looking to refine, rather than overhaul, the way it assesses swap counterparties — which may disappoint some ABS borrowers, for whom the topic has become a bugbear.

  • 03 Jul 2012
Moody’s is proposing to assess swap linkage based on several factors, including: the rating of the counterparty; the extent of inconsistencies with the de-linkage framework; the type and duration of the swap; the amount of credit enhancement supporting the notes; the size of the relevant tranche; and the ...

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