Fitch Publishes Updated Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Criteria Hierarchy

NEW YORK--()--Fitch Ratings has published an updated version of its interactive Global Structured Finance (SF) and Covered Bonds (CVB) Rating Criteria Hierarchy. The report enables users to effectively navigate the various criteria reports related to the agency's coverage of the SF and CVB markets.

The updated report replaces the report of the same title previously published on March 3, 2015. Since its last publication, Fitch has updated and published the following SF and CVB criteria:

--'Criteria for Rating Granular Corporate Balance-Sheet Securitisations (SME CLOs)' March 6;

--'Global Rating Criteria for Single- and Multi-Name Credit-Linked Notes' March 9;

--'Rating Criteria for Portuguese and Spanish Utility Credit Rights Securitisations' March 17;

--'Criteria for Analyzing Large Loans in U.S. Commercial Mortgage Transactions' March 20;

--'Criteria for Rating CMBS in Asia-Pacific' March 25;

--'Criteria for Analyzing U.S. Wireless Tower Transactions' March 27;

--'U.S. RMBS Qualified and Non-Qualified Mortgage Criteria' March 31;

--'EMEA RMBS Cash Flow Analysis Criteria' March 31;

--'EMEA RMBS Master Rating Criteria' March 31;

--'EMEA Residential Mortgage Loss Criteria' March 31;

--'Criteria Addendum: Switzerland - Residential Mortgage Loss and Cash Flow Assumptions' March 31;

--'Criteria Addendum: France - Residential Mortgage Loss and Cash Flow Assumptions' March 31;

--'Criteria Addendum: Greece - Residential Mortgage Loss and Cash Flow Assumptions' March 31;

--'Criteria Addendum: Germany - Residential Mortgage Loss and Cash Flow Assumptions' March 31;

--'Criteria Addendum: South Africa - Residential Mortgage Loss and Cash Flow Assumptions' March 31;

--'Criteria Addendum: Belgium - Residential Mortgage Loss and Cash Flow Assumptions' March 31;

--'Global Structured Finance Rating Criteria' March 31;

--'U.S. RMBS Cash Flow Analysis Criteria' April 6.

The updated hierarchy report organizes all SF and CVB criteria reports based on applicability to different market sectors and provides direct links to the reports themselves. As of the date of the report, Fitch's SF and CVB groups maintain three Master, 13 Cross-Sector, and 77 Sector-Specific criteria reports, as well as 13 Spanish translations.

The full report, 'Global Structured Finance & Covered Bonds Rating Criteria Hierarchy', is available on Fitch's website at www.fitchratings.com.

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Contacts

Fitch Ratings
Darryl Osojnak
Managing Director
Credit Policy
+1 212-908-0602
Fitch Ratings, Inc.
33 Whitehall Street
New York, NY 10004
or
Max Zalaznick
Director
Credit Policy
+1 212-908-0292
or
Media Relations:
Sandro Scenga, +1 212-908-0278
sandro.scenga@fitchratings.com