HomeAbout UsServicesRating MethodologyRatings & ReportsNewsContact UsLegal & Regulatory
Australia Ratings
Board of Directors
Analytical Team
The Rest of the Team
Credit Ratings
Product Complexity Indicators
Credit Training Courses
Private Credit Services
Operational Capability Assessment
Ratings Definitions
Rating Process
Corporate Rating Methodology
Financial Institutions Methodology
Infrastructure Rating Methodology
Insurance Methodology
Managed Funds Methodology
Operational Capability Assessments
State & Territory Government Methodology
Current Ratings & Rankings List
Rating Reports
Operational Capability Assessments
ASX Debt & Hybrid Research Scheme
Media Releases
Code of Conduct
Financial Services Guide
Privacy Policy
Financial System Inquiry - Submission April 2014
Electricity Distribution Network Company Methodology
Australian Ports Methodology
Water and Wastewater Utilities Methodology
Energy Generators Methodology

Welcome to Australia Ratings. 
An Australian company dedicated to helping investors better understand credit and product complexity risks in fixed income investments. If you would like to keep up to date with our latest news please join our mailing list.  The Australia Ratings Team.

• Credit Ratings

• Product Complexity Indicators

• Private Credit Services

• Credit Training Courses

• Operational Capability Assessments

Join our mailing list to be kept informed about developments and updates at Australia Ratings.  Click here to join.


  ASX Selects Australia Ratings to Rate Listed Debt Securities 
  ASX Selects Australia Ratings to Rate Listed Debt Securities

Melbourne, 4 December 2014 – Australia Ratings has been selected by the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) to assign credit ratings and product complexity indicators to debt and hybrid securities listed on the ASX. Australia Ratings has been appointed under the ASX’s Debt and Hybrid Research Scheme. The scheme is an initiative of the ASX and aims to incentivise greater levels of research, available to not only wholesale but also retail investors, on ASX quoted debt and hybrid securities including the assignment of credit ratings to all debt and hybrid securities traded on ASX.

ASX’s Head of Debt Capital Markets, Ken Chapman, said “the Debt and Hybrid Research Scheme aligns with ASX’s objective to develop a more active retail corporate bond market and follows the passage of the Simple Corporate Bonds Bill through Parliament in September, 2014.”

Australia Ratings’ Managing Director, Chris Dalton, said “Australia Ratings is pleased to be selected to support the ASX’s goal to increase research of listed debt and hybrid securities.” Dalton commented that “investors will benefit from independent assessment of the credit quality of listed debt and hybrid securities. Further, the Product Complexity Indicator will give investors a clear and simple guide to the complexity of the security and will complement the credit rating of the security.” Australia Ratings has today released on its website its initial batch of ratings and product complexity indicators and will progressively release further ratings and product complexity indicators in the coming months. This research will be available to retail and wholesale investors to download freely.

Australia Ratings is the only credit rating agency in Australia holding a retail Australian Financial Services Licence (AFSL) issued by the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). As such, it is the only ratings agency in Australia licensed to assign credit ratings to debt securities and products offered to retail investors in Australia.

For more information contact:

Chris Dalton, Managing Director
03 8080 6684



Shopping cart is empty.

Regulatory & Legal © Copyright 2011 Australia Ratings Site By CIP This website is published by Australia Ratings Pty Ltd (ABN 90 141 393 375), holder of AFS licence 346138.  The information contained in this website is of a general nature only, and does not take into account your objectives, financial situation and needs. You should consult your own professional advisers before making an investment decision.