Rating Criteria explains our forward-looking ratings approach. Criteria reports identify rating drivers and assumptions, and highlight the scope and limitations of our analysis. Master Criteria describe the basic foundation for our ratings within a sector. Cross-Sector Criteria explain Fitch’s approach to topics that relate to multiple areas or audiences. Sector-Specific Criteria describe Fitch’s analytical approach for individual sectors, and address specific credit factors.
Criteria is applied consistently, making Fitch's ratings comparable across global financial markets. We link to the Criteria Reports used to assign a particular rating at the bottom of every Rating Action Commentary.
These special reports provide examples of how our criteria are applied in typical, practical situations.
Financial Institutions, FAM, & Insurance
Funds & Asset Managers
- All Criteria
- Master | Sector-Specific | Bespoke
- Español | Português | العربية
- Sector Credit Factors | Capital Models
The criteria included below are written primarily as Spanish language criteria reports, as opposed to the Spanish translations of English criteria included above.
- Fiduciarios y Representantes Comunes en América Latina
- Metodología de Calificación de Fondos de Inversión Inmobiliarios
Infrastructure & Project Finance
Public Finance, Sovereigns, & Supranationals
International Public Finance
- All Criteria
- Master | Cross-Sector | Sector-Specific
- Sector Credit Factors
- Español | Français | Português
Sovereigns & Supranationals
US Public Finance