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      • May 22, 2017

        Canadian acquisition spree of US utilities and pipeline companies expected to continue

        Moody's Investors Service expects more Canadian acquisitions of US utility and pipeline companies following a series of transactions over the past year valued at $89 billion (well over $100 billion CAD), according to a new report. The report cites diversification benefits, synergies, low-cost financing, limited opportunities in Canada and higher regulated returns in the US as the primary drivers behind the acquisition spree ...... Read More
      • May 11, 2017

        Moody's affirms ratings of certain Canadian credit card ABS and places other Canadian credit card ABS on review for downgrade following Canadian bank downgrades

        Moody's Investors Service (Moody's) has affirmed the ratings of all classes of asset-backed securities (ABS) issued out of CARDS II Trust (CARDS II), Golden Credit Card Trust (Golden), Hollis Receivables Term Trust II (Hollis), and Trillium Credit Card Trust II (Trillium), and the Class A and Class C notes issued out of Master Credit Card Trust II (MCCT II), and has placed on review for downgrade the Class B notes issued out of MCCT II. This follows Moody's downgrade of the Baseline Credit Assessments, the long-term ratings and the Counterparty Risk Assessments of the sponsoring banks. For the securities on review for downgrade, Moody's will consider potential mitigating actions the sponsor may take during the review period ...... 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.

      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.

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

      Maple Bond Research Reports

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