Research Update: UBS AG L-T Rating Lowered To 'AA' On Q3 Loss; 'A-1+' S-T Rating Affirmed; Outlook Stable Oct 07
- ID: 1752072
- October 2007
- Standard & Poors
On Oct. 1, 2007, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services lowered its long-term counterparty credit rating on Switzerland-based banking group UBS AG to 'AA' from 'AA+'. At the same time, the 'A-1+' short-term rating was affirmed. The long-term ratings on core subsidiaries UBS Ltd., UBS Loan Finance LLC, UBS Bank (Canada), and UBS Securities LLC were lowered to 'AA' from 'AA+', and the 'A-1+' short-term ratings on these entities were affirmed. The outlook on UBS AG and its related entities is stable. This rating action follows today's announcement that UBS expects to record a groupwide pretax loss of between Swiss franc (CHF) 600 million and CHF800 million for the third quarter of 2007. The downgrade primarily reflects concerns over the effectiveness...
Companies mentioned in this report are:
- UBS AG
- UBS Securities LLC
- UBS Bank (Canada)
- UBS Ltd.
- UBS Loan Finance LLC
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