EthiFinance Ratings operates as a credit rating agency registered with and regulated by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) since July 2013, and as an External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI). Our ratings are recognized by the European Banking Authority (EBA) and the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA), and can be used for the internal calculation and models of banks and insurance companies.
Under the EthiFinance Ratings brand (formerly Spread Ratings), EthiFinance provides financial analysis, assigns credit ratings for issuers, and provides credit opinions for financial operations (particularly for private debt funding operations or for the purpose of accounting/tax documentation). EthiFinance is one of the rating agencies authorized by the Banque de France to rate NEU CP and NEU MTN programs.
EthiFinance's team of financial analysts are also regularly involved in the analysis of so-called "private placements" investment files for investors (institutional, debt funds, etc.) by providing credit opinions or collection analyses.