Is a triple-A a triple-A a triple-A?
Credit ratings agencies have been under fire from investors for giving the highest ratings for what turned out to be risky assets.
But Standard & Poor’s President Deven Sharma told the Reuters Investment Outlook Summit investors just didn’t really understand what a triple-A rating meant.
“It’s a question a lot of people ask: Is a triple-A a triple-A a triple-A?” Sharma said. “We reflected on it and recognised one of the things we didn’t explain to investors as much as we should have done is what comparability of ratings really means.”
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