Defendant Name: Standard & Poor's Ratings Services

Defendant Type: Subsidiary of Public Company

Document Reference: 2015-10

Document Details

Legal Case Name In the Matter of Standard & Poor's Ratings Services
Document Name SEC Announces Charges Against Standard & Poor's for Fraudulent Ratings Misconduct
Document Date 21-Jan-2015
Document Format Administrative Proceeding
File Number 3-16348
Allegation Type Other
Document Summary On January 21, 2015, the SEC issued a Press Release that stated: "The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a series of federal securities law violations by Standard & Poor's Ratings Services involving fraudulent misconduct in its ratings of certain commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS)."

Disgorgement & Penalty Information

The SEC stated: "S&P agreed to take a one-year timeout from rating conduit fusion CMBS."

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On January 21, 2015, the SEC instituted settled administrative and cease-and-desist proceedings against Standard & Poor's Ratings Services. According to the SEC: "These proceedings involve statements by S&P concerning its methodology for rating conduit/fusion Commercial Mortgage Backed Securities ('CF CMBS'). Conduit/fusion transactions are those that are comprised of geographically diversified pools of at least 20 mortgages loans made to unrelated borrowers. The disclosures at issue concern S&P's application of the Debt Service Coverage Ratio ('DSCR'), a key quantitative metric used to rate CF CMBS transactions."

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