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Credit Rating As a Factor of Stability in the Global Capital Market

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  • Ismail Musabegovic

    () (Union University, Belgrade Banking Academy- Faculty for Banking, Insurance and Finance, Belgrade, Serbia)

  • Ivana Raicevic

    () (Union University, Belgrade Banking Academy- Faculty for Banking, Insurance and Finance, Belgrade, Serbia)

  • Andrea Majstorovic

    (University of Belgrade, Faculty of Organizational Sciences, Belgrade, Serbia)

Abstract

Credit rating has an outstanding importance on the capital market. Opinions and assessments of rating agencies help us to improve growth, stability and efficiency of international and domestic markets, which now include over 80 trillion dollars of rated bonds and other securities with the fixed income. The contribution of the credit agencies to the market stability and efficiency is reflected in their ability to provide accurate, clear and reliable assessments of the solvency of participants on the financial markets. An adequate and proper risk assessment of securities contributes to stability. In order to achieve a given goal and to satisfy its purpose, the assessments should be based on a fundamental understanding of the key components of the credit risk. Also, in order to ensure a reliable framework for making investment decisions, the rating agencies are obliged to offer and to provide a wide range of securities, which are based on a global comparability of rating symbols and on the support given by the credit rating assignment committee and by the other relevant decision making bodies. Markets for structured products could not have developed without the quality assurance provided by CRAs. When analyzing a securitization program CRAs examine legal and structural protections provided to investors. Since the globalization is an inevitable phenomenon in today’s world the importance of the credit rating becomes more noticeable. On the other hand, the rating agencies have an obligation to reanalyze their decision making models in order to contribute to the reliability of the evaluation.

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  • Ismail Musabegovic & Ivana Raicevic & Andrea Majstorovic, 2014. "Credit Rating As a Factor of Stability in the Global Capital Market," Economic Analysis, Institute of Economic Sciences, vol. 47(1-2), pages 19-31.
  • Handle: RePEc:ibg:eajour:v:47:y:2014:i:1-2:p:19-31
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    Keywords

    rating agencies; financial crisis; conflict of interest; credit rating; rating symbols;

    JEL classification:

    • G24 - Financial Economics - - Financial Institutions and Services - - - Investment Banking; Venture Capital; Brokerage

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