Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Publishes Updated List of Acceptable Third-Party Due-Diligence Firms

September 14, 2022

DBRS, Inc. (DBRS Morningstar) published an updated list of its acceptable third-party due-diligence firms. DBRS Morningstar added Clarifii LLC (Clarifii or the Company) as an acceptable due-diligence firm for DBRS Morningstar-rated residential mortgage-backed security (RMBS) transactions.

As a result of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) pandemic, DBRS Morningstar did not perform an on-site visit of the Company; instead, it conducted a phone review to assess the staffing, infrastructure, and capabilities of Clarifii.

For more information about the approval process or to schedule a review, please contact Kathleen Tillwitz at or refer to DBRS Morningstar’s “Third-Party Due-Diligence Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions” methodology.

There were no Environmental/Social/Governance factors that had a significant or relevant effect on the credit analysis.

A description of how DBRS Morningstar considers ESG factors within the DBRS Morningstar analytical framework can be found in the DBRS Morningstar Criteria: Approach to Environmental, Social, and Governance Risk Factors in Credit Ratings at

The commentary is available at

The principal methodology is the Third-Party Due-Diligence Criteria for U.S. RMBS Transactions (September 11, 2020), which can be found on under Methodologies & Criteria.

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