Alternative Investments

Alternative Investments

Institutional investors expect rating agencies like Scope to provide accurate ratings and quality, forward-looking research to facilitate their investment decisions. As a Germany-based rating agency, we aim to extend our service offering to investors across Europe and look forward to contributing to a greater diversity of opinions among rating agencies in today's capital markets.

Scope's analysis focuses on the underlying asset itself, drawing on 12+ years of experience in rating funds in the real-estate, infrastructure and transport segments. Its long-standing expertise gives it a broad overview of the whole sector. These analyses are supplemented by asset management evaluations carried out by the agency's management rating experts.

A decision-making tool for investors

Our ratings are designed to contribute to the efficiency and transparency of European capital markets. For institutional investors they provide decision-making support. For issuers, they facilitate access to capital markets and broaden the investor base. Investment banks and regulatory authorities use our ratings as well to measure credit risk. Scope applies the internationally recognized rating scale ranging from AAA to D. A rating does not represent a buy or sell recommendation.

Scope provides its institutional investors with a dedicated research platform with access to all ratings, regular publications and a wide range of research material.

Meet our analysts

Scope is committed to delivering rating analyses to our institutional clients on a timely basis. We therefore engage in a transparent dialogue with market participants across Europe, either in face-to-face meetings or at events. We offer tailor-made investor roundtables and seminars to inform about current credit, market and product trends.


Scope's methodologies applied to all types of funds incorporate both quantitative and qualitative criteria, with an emphasis on transparency, whether regarding key assumptions or the rating drivers.