11. Apr 2017 Rating news  – Covered bonds

Scope withdraws the rating on a covered bond issued by Stadshypotek AB

The covered bond (ISIN XS1499574991) is backed by a Finnish cover pool.

Scope has removed the rating on the EUR 500m series 1 fixed-rate Swedish covered bond (säkerställda obligationer) due 5 October 2026 (ISIN XS1499574991) and issued by Stadshypotek AB (publ) under its EUR 20bn Euro Medium Term Covered Note Programme.

Of the covered bonds drawn under this programme, Scope only rates those backed by the Swedish or the Norwegian cover pool, and not those backed by the Finnish or a potential Danish cover pool (the ‘Finnish notes’ or ‘Danish notes’). Due to an internal administrative error, the covered bond with the ISIN XS1499574991, a covered bond backed by a Finnish cover pool, was inadvertently assigned a rating on 13 October 2016. Scope has today removed the rating from its website.

Important information

Information pursuant to Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009 on credit rating agencies, as amended by Regulations (EU) No. 513/2011 and (EU) No. 462/2013

The party responsible for the dissemination of the financial analysis is Scope Ratings AG, Berlin, District Court for Berlin (Charlottenburg) HRB 161306 B, Executive Board: Torsten Hinrichs (CEO), Dr. Stefan Bund and Dr. Sven Janssen.
The covered bond rating withdrawal has been prepared by Karlo Fuchs, Executive Director
Responsible for approving the covered bond rating withdrawal: Guillaume Jolivet, Managing Director

Rating History
Date | ISIN | Rating action | Rating/Outlook 
13 October 2016 | XS 1499574991 | New | AAA/Stable

Information on interests and conflicts of interest
The rating was prepared independently by Scope Ratings wihout a mandate by Stadshypotek AB (publ). The issuer has not participated in the rating process.
As at the time of the analysis, neither Scope Ratings AG nor companies affiliated with it hold any interests in the rated entity or in companies directly or indirectly affiliated to it. Likewise, neither the rated entity nor companies directly or indirectly affiliated with it hold any interests in Scope Ratings AG or any companies affiliated to it. Neither the rating agency, the rating analysts who participated in this rating, nor any other persons who participated in the provision of the rating and/or its approval hold, either directly or indirectly, any shares in the rated entity or in third parties affiliated to it. Notwithstanding this, it is permitted for the above-mentioned persons to hold interests through shares in diversified undertakings for collective investment, including managed funds such as pension funds or life insurance companies, pursuant to EU Rating Regulation (EC) No 1060/2009. Neither Scope Ratings nor companies affiliated with it are involved in the brokering or distribution of capital investment products. In principle, there is a possibility that family relationships may exist between the personnel of Scope Ratings and that of the rated entity. However, no persons for whom a conflict of interests could exist due to family relationships or other close relationships will participate in the preparation or approval of a rating.

Key sources of information for the rating
Website of the rated entity/issuer, EUR 20bn EMTN programme documentation and terms and conditions of the covered bond (XS 14995974991).
Scope Ratings considers the quality of the available information on the evaluated instrument to be satisfactory. Scope ensured as far as possible that the sources are reliable before drawing upon them, but did not verify each item of information specified in the sources independently.

Examination of the rating by the rated entity prior to publication
Prior to publication, the rated entity was given the opportunity to examine the rating and the rating drivers, including the principal grounds on which the credit rating or rating outlook is based. The rated entity was subsequently provided with at least one full working day, to point out any factual errors, or to appeal the rating decision and deliver additional material information. Following that examination, the rating was not modified.

The main methodology applicable for the covered bond rating is: “Covered Bond Rating Methodology”, published 22. July 2016. We also applied the General Structured Finance Rating Methodology, published 31. August 2016.
The historical default rates of Scope Ratings can be viewed on the central platform (CEREP) of the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA): http://cerep.esma.europa.eu/cerep-web/statistics/defaults.xhtml. A comprehensive clarification of Scope’s default rating, definitions of rating notations and further information on the analysis components of a rating can be found in the documents on methodologies on the rating agency’s website.

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Scope Ratings AG    Phone: +49 30 27891-0
Karlo Fuchs    k.fuchs@scoperatings.com
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Oliver Müller    press@scopegroup.com

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