Tag Archives: Moody’s

Labor, business can unite as economic heroes

Source: The Boston Globe BUSINESS GROUPS and labor have at least one thing in common right now: a frustration that our politics are producing more hot rhetoric than good jobs, even as crucial national needs go unaddressed. But if private industry and labor unions pool their money and their political influence, they can lead the […]

After the Debt Ceiling Debate and S & P’s Credit Downgrade, Picking an Investment Adviser in an Unruly Market: S.P. Kothari

    From Dow Jones Marketwatch S.P. Kothari, deputy dean at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a former Barclays fund manager, talks about what investors should look for in choosing an investment adviser to steer them through these turbulent markets. What do you think?

Why a rating agency should be concerned about the survival of the company it’s assessing

My latest paper* focuses on the difficulties that rating agencies face in setting a credit score that accurately reflects the credit quality of a borrower, but also takes into account the effect that score will have on the borrower’s credit quality in the future. When a rating agency cuts a given company’s credit rating, investor […]