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ARC Ratings
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Languages spoken:
English, Portuguese

ARC Ratings is sponsored by 5 partners (CARE from India, GCR from South Africa, MARC from Malaysia, SR Rating from Brazil and from Portugal). ARC Ratings took over Companhia Portuguesa da Rating, S.A. (“CPR”) activities, which started in 1998. ARC Ratings operates under the issuer-pays model and covers Sovereigns, Structured Finance and Financial Institutions.

Registered as CRA in the EU:
Certified as CRA in the EU:
ECAI Status:
European Union

ARC Ratings is registered as CRA with ESMA since August 26th, 2011.

CPR was a recognized ECAI in Portugal until December 2013 and is now recognized as an ECAI across the whole European Union. The mapping of ratings to the 6 Credit Quality Steps under the Standardized approach for Banks and the 7 Steps under Solvency II is as follows:

Note that additional rating scales may have been mapped. To view all mappings, login with your account and read the “RP Research” on this agency.To see how this agency’s mapping compares with other agencies, please read our dedicated page on the EU ECAIs

ARC is considered a small Credit rating agency for the purpose of Article 8d of CRAIII. 

Market Segments Covered:
Other Corporates
Countries Covered:
France, Portugal
Business Model:

Coverage: CPR used to cover exclusively Corporates in Portugal. ARC has now published rating methodologies for Structured Finance,  Sovereigns and financial institutions and expanded its geographic coverage.

Availability of ratings and reports at website: a list of rated entities can be looked up at “ARC’s Ratings actions” on the ARC website.