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The Liability of Credit Rating Agencies to Investors – A Swedish Perspective

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Title: The Liability of Credit Rating Agencies to Investors – A Swedish Perspective
Authors: Nästegård, Emil
Issue Date: 21-Jan-2016
University: Göteborgs universitet. Handelshögskolan
Institution: Department of Law ; Juridiska institutionen
Date of Defence: 2016-02-12
Disputation: Fredagen den 12 februari 2016, kl.10.00, Volvo-salen, Handelshögskolan, Vasagatan 1
Degree: Doctor of Laws
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Keywords: private law (civilrätt)
penal law (straffrätt)
financial market law (finansmarknadsrätt)
tort law (skadeståndsrätt)
credit rating agencies (kreditvärderingsinstitut)
negligent misstatement (oaktsamt vilseledande)
EU law (EU-rätt)
Abstract: Credit rating agencies are vital to the operation of the global financial markets. They rate the ability of debtors to make timely interest payments and the likelihood of default. In the wake of the US subprime mortgage crisis, the credit rating industry sustained sharp criti- cism as it was revealed that they had systematically inflated ratings of mortgage-backed securities in the years prior to the crisis. As a result, investors that have suffered losses in the crisis filed lawsuits against th... more
ISBN: 9789176789568
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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