ACRAA Sovereign Ratings Dialogue and Public Seminar on ASIA CREDIT and on SHARI A QUALITY RATING 10 July 2015, Institute Headquarters Tokyo, Japan Co-organized by ACRAA, ADB Institute and Japan Credit Rating Agency
Joint Press Release on "Asia Credit Rating Forum in Tokyo" 10 July 2015, Tokyo, Japan
ACRAA was organized on 14 September 2001 at the Asian Development Bank headquarters, Metro Manila, by 15 Asian credit rating agencies from 10 countries. As of May 2015, there are 32 member agencies from 15 countries .
It is ACRAA's objective to advance the highest standards in the conduct of the credit rating process and of the whole rating business. At the core is the adoption of the highest ethical standards. Through dialogues and forums, best practices deserving observance are identified in a constant exercise of benchmarking each other's performance and against international practices.
There are minimum requirements for membership in ACRAA, but it is the ultimate good judgement of the Board of Directors that determines acceptance. Adherence to the purposes of the Association is a continuing qualification to membership.
ACRAA regularly holds training workshops for its analysts to upgrade rating knowledge and skills, inviting professional experts to conduct short courses on selected topics. The participating analysts themselves act as training resource persons.