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Glossary

Ratings agencies

Independent body that assesses and rates the financial situation of various economic players (states, corporates, institutions, etc.) that borrow on the financial markets, and in particular their solvency risk. Each ratings agency has its own rating scale, which influences issuers’ conditions for gaining funding (interest rates). The best known agencies are Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch.

 

(Source: EURONEXT - www.boursedeparis.fr)

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On 3 April 2018, Natixis Asset Management became Ostrum Asset Management.