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Research Update: Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. Outlook Revised To Negative; 'BBB' Rating Affirmed Jan 12
Standard & Poors, January 2012
Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. and some other institutional brokers are likely to face continued pressures and lower profitability stemming from the broader issues affecting securities markets, in our view. As a result, we revised the outlook to negative and affirmed our 'BBB' issuer credit rating on the company. We could lower the rating if Cantor increases leverage at its core securities brokerage subsidiary above the Sept. 30, 2011, levels, materially increase its risk, suffers unexpected losses, or experiences funding issues. On Jan. 27, 2012, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services revised the outlook on Cantor Fitzgerald L.P. to negative and affirmed its 'BBB' rating on the company. The rating actions reflect our view that Cantor and other some other institutional brokerage firms...
Companies mentioned in this report are: Cantor Fitzgerald L.P.
Action: Outlook: Negative
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