Press Release|CMBS, ABS

KBRA Named Securitization, ABS, and CMBS Rating Agency of the Year at GlobalCapital’s U.S. Securitization Awards 2024

17 May 2024   |   New York


KBRA, a global full-service credit rating agency, is pleased to announce it was recognized as Securitization Rating Agency of the Year for the fourth consecutive time by GlobalCapital, at the publication’s U.S. Securitization Awards 2024 dinner held on May 16 in New York City. This year, KBRA also picked up the ABS Rating Agency of the Year and CMBS Rating Agency of the Year accolades.

“We are deeply honored to receive this prestigious award for the fourth year in a row,” according to KBRA Global Head of Structured Finance Ratings, Eric Thompson. “KBRA Structured Finance analysts continually strive to deliver well-informed, data-driven analysis and timely research reports that are both responsive to investor needs and forward-looking in their perspective. Moreover, market engagement has always been a cornerstone of the company since its inception, and we pride ourselves on being accessible to investors and listening carefully to market feedback. I am proud that our team is being recognized for its diligence and hard work.”

Since KBRA was founded in 2010, the Structured Finance team has rated several thousand transactions, driven by a commitment to analytical rigor and innovation. KBRA’s unique approach has positioned the company as a market leader in rating a wide range of securitizations across all asset classes, and has contributed to its strength in ABS esoteric deals including fiber, music royalties, and whole business. KBRA’s seasoned CMBS team evolved into a well-established staple of the CMBS market over a decade ago by raising the bar for the ratings industry with its timely and in-depth new issue reports. The team has continually built on its success over the years, producing best-in-class ratings and thought-provoking research.

GlobalCapital’s U.S. Securitization Awards honor outstanding achievements in U.S. structured finance by banks, issuers, investors, law firms, rating agencies, and service providers. Nominees were compiled from industry nominations, GlobalCapital’s research, and industry peer review. Winners were selected based on votes received during a public voting period. Learn more about GlobalCapital’s U.S. Securitization Awards here.

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About KBRA

KBRA is a full-service credit rating agency registered in the U.S., the EU, and the UK, and is designated to provide structured finance ratings in Canada. KBRA’s ratings can be used by investors for regulatory capital purposes in multiple jurisdictions.

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