On February 4, 2015, IOSCO announced the launch of a project aiming to obtain greater understanding of the credit rating industry and certain other products or services available other than traditional credit ratings publicly disclosed by credit rating agencies. The project will consider products such as other ratings provided by credit rating agencies (for example, private, one-time or regional ratings), scoring, credit and rating assessments and research. Relevant parties are requested to respond to the request for information by March 23, 2015.

The announcement is available at: http://www.iosco.org/news/pdf/IOSCONEWS363.pdf