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Nationally Recognized Statistical Rating Organization

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  1. a credit rating agency which issues credit ratings that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) permits other financial firms to use for certain regulatory purposes

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  2. The ten organizations currently designated as NRSROs are: Ratings by NRSRO are used for a variety of regulatory purposes in the United States

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  3. In addition to net capital requirements (described in more detail below), the SEC permits certain bond issuers to use a shorter prospectus form when issuing bonds if the issuer is older, has issued bonds before, and has a credit rating above a certai

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  4. SEC regulations also require that money market funds (mutual funds that mimick the safety and liquidity of a bank savings deposit, but without FDIC insurance) comprise only securities with a very high rating from an NRSRO

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  5. Likewise, insurance regulators use credit ratings from NRSROs to ascertain the strength of the reserves held by insurance companies

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