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          • April 21, 2016

            Inside Canada Newsletter

            We are pleased to attach the April 2016 Inside Canada newsletter. This newsletter, designed specifically for Canadian readers, highlights recent Moody’s research of interest to the Canadian market... Read More

                                                            Moody’s Investors Service has been providing Canada’s investors and issuers with the highest quality rating service since 1901. Today, Moody’s rates more than 300 Canadian corporate, structured, and public finance issuers.

                                                            Moody’s Toronto-based analysts cover a variety of Industry sectors including financial institutions, media and telecommunications, oil and gas, power and gas utilities and pipelines, paper and forest products, sub-sovereign governments, project & infrastructure finance and structured finance.

                                                            Moody’s provides Canadian fixed income professionals with a variety of products and services, including credit analyses, regular analyst briefings, seminars, conferences, and one-on-one meetings. Moody’s experience — both locally and globally — means that products and services are tailored to meet its customers’ needs while at the same time ensuring internationally consistent ratings. 

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                                                            This tab contains ratings and research information regarding Canadian Structured Finance.

                                                            Moody’s Canadian Structured Finance List provides ratings information on Canadian ABCP, ABS, CMBS, Covered Bonds and RMBS. This list is updated monthly:
                                                            Canadian Structured Finance List

                                                            Canadian Asset-Backed Commercial Paper:
                                                            Inside the Canadian ABCP Market: 4Q2014
                                                            Inside the Canadian ABCP Market: 3Q2014
                                                            Inside the Canadian ABCP Market: 2Q2014
                                                            Inside the Canadian ABCP Market: 1Q2014

                                                            Moody’s Outlook for Canadian Structured Finance:
                                                            Canadian ABS and Covered Bonds: 2015 Outlook

                                                            Moody’s Rating Methodologies for Structured Finance
                                                            Current ratings news and relevant research items on Canadian structured finance are available on the link below:
                                                            Canadian Structured Finance Research Reports

                                                            Global Structured Finance Publications:
                                                            Global ABCP Outlook
                                                            ABCP Market At A Glance
                                                            Global Covered Bonds: 2015 Outlook

                                                            For more information, please contact Richard Hunt, Head of Canadian Structured Finance Ratings Group, at



                                                            This tab contains ratings and comprehensive research information regarding Canadian high yield issuers and Moody’s corporate speculative grade analysis.

                                                            Moody’s  Canadian High Yield Toolkit is updated weekly , providing comprehensive information on more than 80 Canadian domiciled speculative-grade rated issuers. The Toolkit includes links to each issuer’s ratings and research page on and presents Long-Term Ratings, Speculative-Grade Liquidity Ratings, as well as Covenant Quality Assessment information:
                                                            Moody's Canadian High Yield Toolkit

                                                            Moody's covenant quality snapshots deliver succinct analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of a bond's protection package. The User’s Guide to Moody’s Covenant Quality Snapshots is intended to help readers of snapshots make full use of their summaries and analyses:
                                                            A User’s Guide to Moody’s Covenant Quality Snapshots
                                                            Moody’s Covenant Quality Snapshots for Canadian Issuers
                                                            Moody’s Pre-Closing Loan Covenant Quality Snapshots

                                                            Moody’s has analyzed and assessed the covenant quality of about one thousand bonds that were issued over the past two years globally. The following report includes a company-by-company comparison of Canadian high yield bonds’ covenant strength based on Moody’s Covenant Quality Assessments:
                                                            The Canadian High Yield Bond Market: Frequently Asked Questions
                                                            Canadian Corporations: Canadian High-Yield Bonds Continue to Offer More Protection Than US Issues
                                                            Canadian High-Yield Bonds Offer More Investor Protection Than US Bonds

                                                            The following report summarizes how Moody’s rates and analyzes nonfinancial speculative-grade issuers in the Canadian market:
                                                            High Yield Insights for Canadian Investors

                                                            Moody’s systematically monitors, assesses and reports on speculative-grade issuers’ liquidity through its Speculative-Grade Liquidity Ratings (SGL):
                                                            Speculative-Grade Liquidity Ratings: Component Scores Provide Liquidity Insight
                                                            Moody’s Speculative-Grade Liquidity ratings factor in four components of liquidity:

                                                            1. internal sources of cash
                                                            2. committed external sources of cash
                                                            3. ability to comply with covenants
                                                            4. other sources of liquidity, including the issuer’s ability to sell assets to raise cash

                                                            The list below provides the Component Scores of Moody’s Speculative-Grade Liquidity Ratings:
                                                            SGL Ratings & Component Score List   

                                                            At 1,000 defaults, Moody’s recoveries database highlights the importance of debt structure and the normalcy of the latest default cycle:
                                                            Moody's Ultimate Recovery Database

                                                            The primary rating methodologies for the application of Moody’s Loss Given Default (LGD) Methodology for non-financial companies:
                                                            Loss Given Default for Speculative-Grade Non-Financial Companies in the U.S., Canada and EMEA/Probability of Default Ratings and Loss Given Default Assessments for Low Rated Non-Financial Companies in the US, Canada and EMEA Region

                                                            Current rating news and relevant research items on corporate speculative grade analysis and Canadian corporate high yield issuers are available on the link below:
                                                            High Yield Research Reports

                                                            This tab contains ratings and research information regarding Maple Bond issuers for the Canadian Domestic Market.

                                                            The Maple Bond Issuer List is updated monthly, and provides links to each issuer’s ratings and research page on

                                                            Maple Bond Issuer List

                                                            Industry Research and Rating Methodologies related to Maple Bond issuers are included on the link below:

                                                            Maple Bond Research Reports

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