About Us

Credit Rating Analytics is a specialist advisory firm that focuses on sovereign ratings and access to finance within the SME space. One of the reasons behind setting up the company stems from the fact that credit rating agencies apply a low level of uniformity when handing out credit ratings and there is no parallel support function that rated entities can turn to. The current industry can be compared to a judicial system in which judges set the legislation, hand out judgments and the clients don’t have any legal representation for their respective cases. Governments are then often forced to accept these credit opinions as their feedback may be noted but not seriously considered when the final rating is handed out. We then believe that a gap exists for an independent organization that governments can turn to and work with regarding their important credit profiles. We also have a major focus on access to finance within the SME space and have an innovative consulting solution which assists governments to create public sector SME ecosystems which are anchored on the SME credit rating and grading concepts.

Furthermore, and from a general consulting perspective, we believe that there is a need for a specialist (non-credit rating agency) research firm that focuses on the industry as there is a significant demand for independent unbiased consultancy services on this important subject area.

our vision

Our vision is to optimize the existing credit rating industry so that it better serves the needs of related stakeholders. Furthermore, our goal is to assist rated entities to achieve their desired credit ratings and improve the economic well-being of the respective countries that take up our offering. We focus on both developed and developing countries and our primary intention is to transition as many African states as possible into the investment-grade space. From an SME perspective, our goal is to proliferate funding and market opportunities and to create innovative public-sector solutions that can be used to achieve this outcome.

OUR

Journey

2016

The formation of Credit Rating Analytics

2016

2017

A niche research offering to the private sector

2018

Development of our sovereign advisory service

2018

2019

Expansion of the sovereing advisory rating team

2020

Working with multilateral organisations in the capacity as an external consultant/project specific basis.

2020

2021

A continued expansion of the sovereign advisory services

2022

Continued working as lead advisors to multilateral organisations and appointed as a lead advisor to the World Bank Group on the concept of SME credit ratings.

Our public sector SME consulting solution was rolled out in 2022 as well.

2022

2023

Started working as lead advisors to an emerging market country to create the world’s largest SME rating/ grading agency (public or private), the project is being funded by a US donor.

Credit rating analytics is not a credit rating agency but is one of the few independent consulting firms that specializes in the field of credit rating agencies and related analytical research.

Contact details

+27 11 593 3175 (Office Landline)

Address 66 Parklane Lane, 3rd Floor, Sandown, Sandton, South Africa, 2031