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About Us

KBRA is a global full service rating agency whose mission is to set a standard of excellence and integrity. Established in 2010, KBRA set forth an effort to restore trust in credit ratings by creating new standards for assessing risk and by offering accurate and transparent ratings. KBRA provides market participants with an alternative solution by delivering timely and in-depth research across various sectors. KBRA has over 275 employees and offices across the United States, located in New York, Pennsylvania, and Maryland, and has published over 9,000 ratings totaling $775 billion. KBRA Europe’s team in Dublin, Ireland looks forward to providing the same standard of excellence and integrity in European credit ratings. KBRA strives to provide the investment community with the products and tools needed to make informed investment decisions.

Certifications

  • Registered as a Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization (NRSRO) by the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)
  • Recognized as a Credit Rating Provider (CRP) by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC)
  • KBRA is certified as a Credit Rating Agency (CRA) by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
  • Kroll Bond Rating Agency Europe Limited is registered as a Credit Rating Agency by European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)
  • KBRA is recognized as an External Credit Assessment Institution (ECAI) by the EBA
  • Accepted under Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA)
  • Recognized by the USDA's Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
  • Accepted by the Department of Energy (DOE) and Transportation Infrastructure and Innovation Act (TIFIA)

Sector Coverage

Structured Finance
 

Products

KCP - Credit Profile Report

In keeping consistent with KBRA’s core values to create new risk assessment standards and provide accurate credit analysis, we launched our CMBS surveillance service in May 2014. The foundation of the product is to deliver a fresh perspective on monthly surveillance. We accomplish this by providing investors with a comprehensive and logical approach to CMBS analysis. The KCP platform is the only product utilizing a multi-valuation approach for CMBS collateral, providing full transparency of valuation assumptions and forecasting both default and resolution timing. For more information, please click here.

SRS - Subscription Rating Service

KBRA’s Subscription Rating Service is used by finance, risk, and treasury professionals to monitor the credit worthiness and financial soundness of institutions with whom they do business. Most SRS products and services are web-based and offered through the KBRA Monitor System, which is a customizable, online database containing data for US Bank, Savings & Loan, Credit Union, and Bank Holding Company Ratings. For more information, please click here.