Press Release

DBRS Morningstar Publishes Updated Methodology for Rating U.S. Structured Settlements Asset-Backed Securitizations

October 31, 2022

DBRS Morningstar published an updated version of “Rating U.S. Structured Settlements Asset-Backed Securitizations” methodology (the Methodology).

The changes to the Methodology focus on clarifying the description of inputs to the CLO Asset Model and the Largest Obligor Analyses.

DBRS Morningstar has conducted a periodic review of the Methodology. This update supersedes the previous version published on January 27, 2022, and is effective as of October 31, 2022. DBRS Morningstar deems the update not to be material and has determined that no ratings are expected to change as a result of this update.

The DBRS Morningstar Sovereign group releases baseline macroeconomic scenarios for rated sovereigns. DBRS Morningstar analysis considered impacts consistent with the baseline scenarios as set forth in the following report:

DBRS Morningstar methodologies are publicly available on its website under Methodologies & Criteria.

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