Our process is designed to ensure that all ratings are based on the highest standards of independence and analytical rigour.
From the initial meeting with the management to the assignment of the rating, the process normally takes three to four weeks. However, we sometimes arrive at rating decisions in shorter timeframes to meet urgent requirements. The process of rating starts with a rating request from the issuer, and the signing of a rating agreement. We employ a multi-layered, decision-making process in assigning a rating.
A detailed flow chart of our rating process is as following: