Challenges & Opportunities for Credit Rating Agencies

May 1, 2012
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Credit rating agencies play an important role in the financial markets by providing a long-term, globally consistent view of creditworthiness based on fundamental analysis. They have made headlines in recent years with European rating changes and the global financial crisis. Douglas Peterson, who became President of Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in September 2011, addresses the challenges and opportunities ratings agencies face and his personal experiences in transitioning from banking to the ratings industry. Before joining S&P, Peterson was Chief Operating Officer of Citibank N.A. and spent six years as Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup Japan.

Douglas Peterson, President, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Atsushi Yoshikawa, President & CEO, Nomura Holding America Inc.; Member, Board of Directors of Japan Society

12-12:30 pm Registration & reception
12:30-1 Luncheon
1-2 Lecture and Q&A

Corporate members are entitled to a designated number of free admissions to this event, based on their company’s current membership level. These reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Additional corporate registrants and Japan Society individual members at the Patron Circle level and above pay the discounted corporate member rate of $45 for lunch and lecture, $10 for lecture only. Nonmember admission: $65 for lunch and lecture, $15 lecture only. The academic and government admission rate is $30 for the luncheon and $10 for lecture only. When payment is required, prepayment must be made, or registration secured, with a credit card. All registrations and cancellations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the event. Substitutions are welcome.

Register online or send email to [email protected].

For information only, please contact the Corporate Program at 212-715-1208.

  • Tuesday, May 1, 2012
  • 12:00 pm