Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI)


  Capital Intelligence Ratings (CI) offers independent rating opinions on financial institutions, corporates and governments in more than 35 countries. CI began its credit rating activities in 1985 with pioneering coverage of the counterparty risk of banks in the Middle East and North Africa region. A specialist in emerging markets, CI's geographical coverage quickly increased to include Central Europe, emerging Asia (including China and India), and South Africa. After establishing a strong reputation in the area of bank analysis, CI expanded its industry coverage in the late 1990s to include non-bank financial institutions, corporates and governments. In addition to counterparty or issuer ratings, CI also rates specific financial instruments, such as bonds and Sukuk. CI’s aim is to provide investors, risk managers and borrowers with the knowledge they need for the credit decisions they make. CI's clients and subscribers include the world's leading commercial and investment banks, investors, central banks and regulators, international financial institutions, local banks and market participants, Islamic financial institutions, export credit agencies and government agencies. The credibility of CI's rating process and credit opinions is underpinned by the principles of independence, objectivity and analytical consistency. The business functions of CI are kept separate from the Company’s credit rating activities and CI does not offer consulting or other advisory services to the entities it rates. Credit rating decisions are made by a committee of experienced analysts, rather than one individual; rating procedures are rigidly documented and strictly followed; and credit analysis is based on detailed, sector-specific methodologies. CI isregistered as a credit rating agency in the European Union (EU) in accordance with the EU Regulation on Credit Rating Agencies and adheres to the International Organization of Securities Commissions’ (IOSCO) Code of Conduct Fundamentals for Credit Rating Agencies. CI is a wholly independent company, headquartered in Limassol, Cyprus, with a branch office in Hong Kong.