Across the world, Fitch Ratings operates with the philosophy that
assigning a "rating" is only one aspect of the rating process.
This view provides for a more comprehensive approach to the process of credit rating.
At Fitch India, we work with the same philosophy while rating our clients.
Our unique rating approach balances strict quantitative analysis with qualitative
assessments of strategic issues. Fitch India is integrated with the international
operations of Fitch Ratings and our Rating Committee includes participants from Fitch
International. The end result is a credit rating that is not only consistent with the
philosophy and methodology adopted by Fitch worldwide but which also accurately captures your future
outlook and provides a clear picture to your investors.
The Rating Committee of Fitch India is geared towards taking
effective decisions in a short timeframe. Our quick turnaround
time enables clients to move quickly and capitalize on favorable interest
rate movements in the debt markets. Further, our Rating Process is extremely
confidential and maintains strict control over critical client information.
A mandated rating from Fitch Ratings could entail assignment of a full set of
ratings - long and short-term national ratings.
It includes one full report on the company
each year and periodic updates viz. quarterly/half-yearly updates as well
as linked to major events such as merger announcements, credit policy, budget, etc.
An overview of Fitch
India's Rating Process is given below: