nationally recognized statistical rating organization

(62)The term “nationally recognized statistical rating organization” means a credit rating agency that— (A)issues credit ratings certified by qualified institutional buyers, in accordance with section 78–7(a)(1)(B)(ix) of this title, with respect to— (i)financial institutions, brokers, or dealers; (ii)insurance companies; (iii)corporate issuers; (iv)issuers of asset-backed securities (as that term is defined in section 1101(c) of, as in effect on); (v)issuers of government securities, municipal securities, or securities issued by a foreign government; or (vi)a combination of one or more categories of obligors described in any of clauses (i) through (v); and (B)is registered under.

Source

15 USC § 78c(a)(62)


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