Credit Rating Agencies and the Certification Process
November 19-20, 2010
On the 19th and 20th of November, the conference "Credit Rating Agencies and the Certification Process” was held at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The one and a half day conference included the presentation and active discussion of nine research papers and a key note lecture by Edward I. Altmann, the Max L. Heine Professor of Finance at the Stern School of Business of New York University. The conference attracted an international audience of over 50 participants mainly from Europe and North America. The conference was sponsored by the collaborative research centers SFB-TR15 "Governance and the Efficiency of Economic Systems" and SFB649 "Economic Risk" and the Society for Economics and Management at the Humboldt University Berlin (WWG). KMPG acted as main corporate sponsor. The conference spawned lively debates about rating related research among its participants.