The Recognized Credit Rating Agencies listed by the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) have been registered or certified in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 September 2009 on Credit Rating Agencies (the Credit Rating Agencies Regulation). The list does not contain a rating agency that is based in Austria. Registration or licensing by ESMA allows authorized agencies with headquarters outside of Austria to issue credit ratings in Austria.
In addition to the recognized agencies, there are other companies that deal with ratings. This is also the case in Austria: The following companies domiciled in Austria even have the word “rating” in their company name. These are specialists in credit insurance, companies from the real estate industry, insurance management or business consulting.
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