Why we are here, our vision and mission


RATING EVIDENCE GmbH is an unusual company. We follow a mission to encourage people to make better use of ratings. Therefore we are looking for those who join us in this effort.

Our vision is to have assets and the reputation of counterparties rated by easily understandable, clear and objective classifications on rating scales.

What RATING EVIDENCE stands for: It is our aspiration to create value by devising, attaining and preserving the sustainable benefits of calibrated rating scales. The mission is to help individuals and organizations to make better informed investment and finance decisions by evidence-based ratings.

Dr. Oliver Everling, Founder and CEO of RATING EVIDENCE GmbH

Our vision statement and mission statement are important navigational tools when thinking about the future of our company.

By identifying the purpose of our work, you can better understand the goals our company is committed to accomplishing. Once those goals are understood, you can see a sound strategy. Since having this strong foundation, we could build our organization from the ground up and ensure its stability through the challenges ahead.

RATING EVIDENCE supports ownership positions in companies involved in rating activities, working with the boards and management teams of those institutions to maintain sustainable growth and increase their long-term competitiveness, thereby creating real value for all stakeholders. RATING EVIDENCE generally looks for sound business models in the rating industry that either promise to maintain clear market leadership positions or are overlooked, misunderstood, or in its early stages. It works in a hands-on and constructive manner to realize value-enhancement potential in operations, institutional strategy, organizational structure, corporate governance, focused marketing and professional communication. Rating advisory, rating agency, rating technology and rating repair are tagging our interests. Contact us if you are working on any of these or related topics.

The vision statement and mission statement are the bedrocks of our organization. We make sure they are as strong as they need to be.

What people say about trust and confidence

If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you.

Zig Ziglar

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you’ll do things differently.

Warren Buffett

If the people cannot trust their government to do the job for which it exists – to protect them and to promote their common welfare – all else is lost.

Barack Obama

The senses deceive from time to time, and it is prudent never to trust wholly those who have deceived us even once.

Rene Descartes

Trust is the most important part of a relationship, closely followed by communication. I think that if you have those two things, everything else falls into place – your affection, your emotional connection.

Vanessa Lachey

Trust in dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Khalil Gibran

Someone who thinks the world is always cheating him is right. He is missing that wonderful feeling of trust in someone or something.

Eric Hoffer

Confidence is not, ‘They will like me’. Confidence instead is, ‘I’ll be fine if they don’t’.

Christina Grimmie

A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.

Charles Spurgeon

Trust is the glue of life. It’s the most essential ingredient in effective communication. It’s the foundational principle that holds all relationships.

Stephen Covey

It makes it so much easier to work with people who you can implicitly trust.

Ileana D’Cruz

Let’s boost trust and confidence together.