NEW YORK & DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kroll Bond Rating Agency (KBRA) announced its expansion into Europe with the opening of a Dublin office.
KBRA is a full service credit rating agency that was established in 2010 to restore trust in credit ratings following the financial crisis. Since then KBRA has differentiated itself by offering accurate, timely, transparent ratings and research. With over 275 employees and offices across the U.S., located in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, KBRA has published over 8,000 ratings totaling $740 billion. The firm covers all markets including Structured Finance, Aviation, Public Finance, Financial Guaranty, Financial Institutions, Project Finance, Insurance, and Corporates.
Given the exponential growth in the U.S. over the past few years, KBRA is expanding into Europe to provide investors and all market participants an additional view on ratings accompanied by the most thorough, detailed, accurate and timely analysis. KBRA expects all major geographies in Europe to benefit from this approach, including Ireland where it hopes to become the pre-eminent agency, improving access to the capital markets for all entities in the country.
“KBRA is thrilled to open our first international office in a great city such as Dublin. We are so grateful for the city’s welcoming reception of our firm and we look forward to our growth within Dublin and across Europe,” said Jim Nadler, President & CEO.
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KBRA is registered with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO). In addition, KBRA is recognized by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP).