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AA_DE Verband öffent.. A+
AA_DE Credit Life AG A+
AA_DE Stuttgarter Leb.. A
AA_DE PrismaLife AG BBB+
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DBRS is a global rating agency originating from Canada and founded in 1976. DBRS operates under the issuer-pays model and is active in all market segments globally.

Registered as CRA in the EU:
Certified as CRA in the EU:
ECAI Status:
Switzerland, Chile, European Union
Registered as CRA in:
Canada, Chile, United States

Registration status in the EU: 

DBRS Ratings Limited is registered with ESMA since October 31st, 2011.

Since January 1st, 2014, DBRS is a recognized ECAI across the whole European Union (until December 2013, DBRS was formally recognized ECAI in 11 European Countries). 

On November 1st, 2016, the following mapping of ECAI ratings to the 6 Credit Quality Steps under the Standardized approach for Banks (Capital Requirements Regulation, CRR) and the 7 Steps under Solvency II for insurances in the EU entered into force:


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.


DBRS is also a source to the ECB’s ECAF system.

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


Registration outside of the EU

Countries endorsable: DBRS is registered as NRSRO with the US SEC, is recognized by the NAIC. DBRS is further recognized in Canada and recognized by OSFI. DBRS Europe endorses the ratings issued by DBRS in the United States and Canada.

Further countries:  DBRS is an ECAI in Switzerland and recognized international CRA in Chile.

Market Segments Covered:
Other Corporates, Financial Institutions, Insurances, Sovereign and Public Finance, Structured Finance, Sub-Sovereign, Covered Bonds
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Business model: DBRS operates under the issuer-pays model (where the rated entity pays for the rating).

Coverage: DBRS covers all market segments on a global basis. 

Availability of ratings and reports at website: While DBRS operates under the issuer-pays model, you will need to register an account with DBRS to view more.