Issue Rating

For management of CHF bond portfolios, we offer a continuously covered rating universe with corporate and bond ratings of companies listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. Our ratings allow banks, insurance companies, and pension funds to actively select and diversify CHF bonds based on an independent risk assessment.

Medium-sized Swiss companies are also increasingly discovering financing forms such as bonds and private placements as a viable alternative to traditional bank financing. As a rating agency, we support such financing by issuing a company and issue rating.

The issuance of an issue rating is directly linked to the creditworthiness of the issuing company (anchor rating). Due to specific risk characteristics, debt claims may justify a rating that differs from the corporate rating. When assigning bond ratings, we take into account the wide range of contractual options for structuring provisions relevant to creditworthiness in the relevant contracts and prospectuses.