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Structured Finance is one of several financial sectors for which Standard & Poor’s provides its credit ratings services. Slightly different, and more complex than the ratings it provides for other sectors, analysts who specialize in rating structured financial instruments closely evaluate, among other things, the potential risks posed by the instrument’s legal structure and the credit quality of the assets held by the Special Purpose Entity (SPE). Standard & Poor’s analysts also consider the anticipated cash flow of the underlying assets and any credit enhancements that could provide protection against default.

Standard & Poor’s rates different types of structured asset classes; to learn more about an asset class please click on the link(s) below:

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