About Strategic Ratings

 

Dear Stakeholder

Welcome to Strategic Ratings and CEO24X7 Limited.

We are honoured to say that we are the first United Kingdom originated Credit Ratings Agency and also the first one to be launched by a team of academics based on their patent pending research tools.

We are delighted that you are reading this letter and that you and your organisation intend to know more about us and avail yourselves of our credit ratings services. The following sections of this letter explain why we have founded this company, what our plans are, how we can help all companies, investors and other stakeholders by providing our services and what our strengths and standards are which make us distinctive in what we do. We request that you read this letter fully before reviewing our products and service prospectus.

We began working together on a research project to develop a credit risk measurement methodology and found this method to have a higher predictive accuracy and an ability to specifically pinpoint equities from a large sample of companies which were ‘not worth investing in’. This is what exactly any investor would like to know and to utilise this tool for a larger community, I have founded this company and we are a team of very experienced senior executives and non-executive directors.

Strategic Ratings Limited is an international credit ratings agency based in the United Kingdom. A main aim of our agency is to enable the credit ratings industry to increase its overall credibility by providing ratings services on the bases of Accuracy, Precision, Neutrality, Innovation and Independence. We provide credit ratings which are reliable and unbiased so that our services itself become a hallmark of reputation. We felt that at the end of the day, it is an academician's responsibility to set the example, to make things right and to provide the direction setting. Combined with our professional industry experiences we are determined to be thorough with our standards of independence, governance and transparency from the outset including the recruitment of 5 non-executive directors prior to launching these services.

In the aftermath of a global credit crisis, the question of the role and creditworthiness of existing big credit ratings agencies came to the fore and many laws and regulations by governments around the world have been designed ‘to rate the rater’. At the same time, these credit ratings agencies along with issuer companies have been facing two major problems: (1) the administrative issue of who pays ‘how much?’ and ‘why?’ and (2) the ratings quality issue of ‘what should we actually measure?’ and ‘how to derive?’ credit ratings. We aim to solve both issues by being transparent with our fee structure and to be very competitive in charging fees, and providing ratings utilising a methodology which is new, unique, statistically-tested and proven to have higher predictive accuracy as compared to existing tools deployed.

Our Global Strategic Ratings Platform (GSRP) utilises a patent-pending tool developed by a team of strategy and corporate finance experts. This strategic and financial algorithm was developed by Dr Vishvesh Pathak and his mentors. The credit risk model contained within the platform was empirically-tested and found to have a more accurate predictive capacity as compared to current methods.

To increase the quality of services we can provide, we limit ourselves to delivering credit ratings of only large publicly-traded companies and major sovereigns since their ratings are of vital importance to most investors. Strategic Ratings Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of its parent company CEO24X7 Limited and both parent and subsidiary companies are registered with Companies House in the United Kingdom. This corporate structure of parent–subsidiary enables to maintain quality, independence and objectivity of services. The operational plan includes a global strategic ratings platform (GSRP), a central UK leadership team of 16 members and regional teams in each country where we have a licence to operate as a Credit Ratings Agency. Having a single online platform, clients are able to register worldwide with Strategic Ratings and we manage the services bought from us. Our major offerings include:

  • Public Rating (in countries where we are authorised)
  • Private Rating
  • Rate-O-Meter™
  • Credit Rating’s Scrutiny and
  • Credit Assessment and Recommendation services

We provide these ratings for companies and sovereigns based on the methods we have devised and modelled. We have an ‘issuer pay’ business model to provide these services.

We are proud of building an organisation that will serve investors and other industry stakeholders with services they can rely upon at all times for years to come. We aim to be a globally operating Credit Ratings Agency in 50 countries by December 2025. Our efforts and your support are the most vital ingredients to achieving this growth and expansion. My team and I can confirm our commitment to provide the best services in the credit ratings domain and to make Strategic Ratings the definition of quality and excellence.


Dr Vishvesh Pathak
Innovator, Founder & Managing Partner