Publications: The largest rating agencies in the World, 2011.

Today we present the rating ... The largest rating agencies in the world. Why? They also assign ratings? Our experts have decided to make a Ranking of members of the raiting business segment. At the result of analysis and assessment, we were able to select 15 companies that have the greatest customer base. The first place we can give to U.S. agencies - as many as six companies (including one "joint enterprises of the" U.S. and UK), two organizations from Japan, and has one representative each from Canada, China, India, Kuwait, Russia and Ukraine. Peroe took place in the rankings agency S&P, being able to attract service 2682 clients from all over the world. Russia's largest agency "Expert RA" has taken the penultimate, 14 place, with the figure of 350 clients. True, the ratings of the company, usually traded only in Russia, and Kazakhstan (where have a subsidiary "Expert"), so the "weight" of the customer base not comparable with the leaders. We will continue annually ranking of the rating agencies, however, extend the number of criteria: we will analyze not only number of clients, but also their quality, and total assets of the client base.


Head Office


Number of clients


Standard & Poor's

United States, New-York

Standard & Poor's is a subsidiary of The McGraw-Hill Companies. The company belongs to the three most influential international rating agencies. S&P also known as the creator and editor of American stock index S&P 500 and Australian S&P 200.

     2 682



United States

International rating agency - Moody’s Investors Service. Moody’s is a subsidiary of  The Moody’s Corporation. The company’s main type of activities is to assign credit ratings, research and risk analysis.

     2 370


Fitch Ratings

Dual-headquartered U.S./UK

International ratings agency providing issuer and bond ratings, and research banks, corporations, sovereigns, structured and municipal finance.

     1 804


A.M. Best

United States

A.M. Best Company is a global full-service credit rating agency dedicated to serving the insurance industry. It began assigning credit ratings in 1906, making it the first of today's rating agencies to use symbols to differentiate the relative creditworthiness of companies.



DBRS (Dominion Bond Rating Service)


Formed in 1976, DBRS is a globally recognized provider of timely credit rating opinions that offer insight and transparency across a broad range of financial institutions, corporate entities, government bodies and various structured finance product groups in North America, Europe, Australasia and South America. Based in Toronto, with offices in New York, Chicago and London, DBRS is independently owned and operated, is not affiliated with any institution or organization and does not partake in any trading or underwriting activities. Currently, DBRS rates more than 1,000 different companies and single-purpose vehicles that issue commercial paper, term debt and preferred shares in the global capital markets.



Japan Credit Rating Agency

Japan, Tokyo

The Japan Credit Rating Agency (JCR) is a Japanese financial services company which publishes credit ratings to Japanese companies, local governments, and other interested parties. The company is one of the Japanese credit rating agencies which the Japanese financial service agency has approved as eligible for Japanese local banks to utilize under the Basel II framework.



Rating and Investment Info. 

Japan, Tokyo

2-nd largest company in Japan providing rating, investment appraisal, and financial engineering services. Its business activities include credit ratings, such as evaluation of loans and securities; research and analysis of financial and capital markets, business trends, and asset management; performance evaluation and consultation regarding pension fund management; and analysis and evaluation of finances and creditworthiness.



Egan-Jones Ratings

United States

Egan-Jones is an independent ratings company with a simple purpose: to provide accurate credit ratings with predictive value for institutional investors.



Morningstar Credit Ratings 

United States, Чикаго

Get Morningstar's corporate credit ratings which are based on business risk, cash flow cushion, solvency score, and distance to default. The analytic information of the company use the following mass media companies: CNN, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Money,,, Offices: Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Great Britain, Switzerland.



Baycorp Advantage


Baycorp is a leading player in the debt recovery and credit management industry in Australia and New Zealand. The business was established in 1956 in New Zealand, and has operated in Australia since 1999, gaining a strong foot-hold in the Australian market.



Dagong Global Credit Rating

People’s Republic of China

Dagong Global Credit Rating Co. Ltd. is a specialized credit rating and risk analysis research institution founded in 1994 upon the joint approval of People‘s Bank of China and the former State Economic & Trade Commission,  People’s Republic of China, and is also a key credit information and credit solution service provider in China.

As the largest and most normalized credit rating agency in China,  Dagong has more than 500 employees, including over 200 master or doctor analysts and 50 postdoctors.  Up till now, Dagong has set up six regional headquarters, 34 branches  to provide credit information services for clients.

As the most internationalized rating agency in China,  Dagong has been recommended by the Ministry of Finance People‘s Republic of China (MOF) to participate in the construction of Asian bond market. Moreover,  as a member of the Association of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA) and the advocate of China, Japan and Korea credit rating agency cooperation, Dagong plays an important role in constructing Asian credit system.





CIBIL is the repository of information which has been pooled in by all Banks and lending Institutions operating in India. Presently we have a database size of over 170 million consumer records and 6.5 million company records contributed by our over 500 Members.



Capital Standards Rating (CSR) 


The largest rating agency in the Middle East. Ratings are assigned to the agency rarely structures that are not represented in this geographical region.



Expert RA


The largest rating agency in Russia, first released to the list of the largest raiting agencies in the world, and immediately took not the last place. Created in 1997. Belong to media holding "Expert". It offers agencies tend to seek credit institutions in Russia, not included in the first hundred terms of assets, for which the services were expensive foreign agencies.



Credo line


Credo Line is the single largest rating agency in Ukraine specialized on foreign economic activity and trade financing. The main activity of Credo Line is the assignment of short-and long-term credit ratings of importing companies from the CIS and Eastern Europe


Divvy up




38 99 10 InstaForex
13 30 0 ICS Travel Group
12 5 0
10 43 26 TUI
10 6 1 Prisyazhnuk's Group. Investment management
9 23 74 Alpari
9 16 10
9 10 0 Meridian Tur
8 8 18 Sberbank
7 10 0 EnergoKapital

Weak link

12 1 17 Fakel insurance company
12 3 11 PrivatBank (Ukraine)
10 9 52 HomeCreditBank Kaz
10 1 8 Russian Standard Bank (Ukraine)
9 2 11 Raiffeisenbank Russia
8 0 7 Rosgosstrakh
8 0 7 Tinkoff Credit Systems (TCS)
6 0 3 Guta insurance company
4 0 7 Renessans Kredit Bank
4 0 4 Porsche Leasing Ukraine


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