A Network of the National Association of State Treasurers

Evolving Risks What Does it Mean for Your Bond Rating

From climate and pensions, to cybersecurity threats and now the largest global pandemic faced in generations. Rating agencies and investors are continuing to expand the criteria of threats they are examining to determine creditworthiness. This roundtable discussion will feature the major rating agencies sharing what new criteria are influencing their decision-making and what issuers need to know about what evolving risks mean for their bond rating. Particular emphasis will be directed on the implications of the recent COVID-19 outbreak.