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Items Tagged with 'Standard & Poor'


S&P receives wells notice over CMBS ratings

Tied to loans from 2011
July 25, 2014
Commercial-mortgage backed securities Standard & Poor graded in 2011 are under question after McGraw Hill Financial said it received a notice from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission that the regulator may seek an enforcement action.
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W.P. Carey merges with CPA 16

Obtains a senior unsecured credit facility
February 4, 2014
W.P. Carey Inc.’s merger with its publicly held, non-traded real estate investment trust affiliate, Corporate Property Associates 16 – Global Incorporated, officially closed on Jan. 31, growing the company’s equity market capitalization to approximately $5.9 billion.
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S&P fights case against credit ratings

November 13, 2013
Standard & Poor's told a judge that the firm's credit ratings are opinions protected by state law and should obtain the same protections as newspaper editorials. This is the firm's defense as it fights government claims over pre-housing crisis mortgage-backed securities ratings.
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S&P criticized for easing standards on mortgage bond ratings

September 18, 2013
Standard & Poor's eased its rating standards for bonds tied to home loans in an effort to drive business in the summer of 2012, the DealBook claims. While business has grown since then, the ratings giant is now facing criticism over its less stringent criteria.
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REITs overheat as investors pile in

August 29, 2013
Real Estate Investment Trusts are starting to overheat as investors pile in, causing advisers to warn clients about investing too quickly or unwisely, given the fast run-up in REITs.
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Judge allows California to proceed in case against S&P

S&P accused of inflating ratings on RMBS
August 16, 2013
A judge gave California Attorney General Kamala Harris the green light to move forward with a controversial residential mortgage-backed securities lawsuit against ratings giant Standard & Poor's.
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Analysts speak

Investors raise concerns on reps and warrants as RMBS market improves

S&P says rep & warrant debate will determine future of private market
June 28, 2013
As the residential mortgage-backed securities market continues to make its comeback and the number of issuers grows, it will be important for investors to hold an...
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Nonagency RMBS activity hits highest point since housing heyday

June 19, 2013
The year 2013 has marked a turning point for residential mortgage-backed securities in many ways. For starters, new issue RMBS activity is at its highest point since...
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Homebuilders face obstacles despite bright spots

June 18, 2013
Average selling prices for new homes jumped in the first part of 2013 as a limited supply of homes and a shift towards higher-priced, luxury homes...
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Shareholders sue GSEs for conservatorship investment bust

June 11, 2013
A group of shareholders in the government-sponsored enterprises filed a complaint alleging that placing the entities into conservatorship in 2008 was illegal and as a result,...
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