Oliver Everling and Jens Schmidt-Bürgel (publisher): Capital Market Rating: Perspectives for Corporate Financing, Betriebswirtschaftlicher Verlag Th. Gabler, Wiesbaden 1st edition December 2005, http://www.gabler-verlag.de, hardcover, 318 pages, ISBN 3-409-14242-8.
The financing requirements for companies have changed considerably in recent years. There is a trend from bank-oriented to capital-market-driven financing culture, and corporate bonds are becoming an increasingly important form of financing. Capital market ratings reflect the ability and willingness of a company to fully and timely meet its payment obligations under its debt obligations. This makes them an important instrument for assessing and communicating the future viability of the issuer. For investors, capital market ratings are a tool to assess the credit risk of fixed income securities they wish to buy or sell. Leading investors worldwide rely on ratings, which in turn gives companies a secure and flexible way to raise capital.
In the anthology “Kapitalmarktrating” renowned experts give a practical insight into the process of capital market rating, prerequisites for a good rating, instruments and methods of risk identification and control.
Oliver Everling und Jens Schmidt-Bürgel (Herausgeber): Kapitalmarktrating: Perspektiven für die Unternehmensfinanzierung, Betriebswirtschaftlicher Verlag Dr. Th. Gabler, Wiesbaden 1. Auflage Dezember 2005, http://www.gabler-verlag.de, gebundene Ausgabe, 318 Seiten, ISBN 3-409-14242-8.