An Expert of Risk Assessment – JCR (Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.) –
For maximum convenience of the investors, JCR serves its credit rating releases and related information that it holds in abundance and all kinds on its website, information vendors, and other channels.
- – Credit Rating Database Service –
The credit rating influences on the price and yield of given bonds and thereby assumes very important support for the investors to make investment decisions on their holding or buying/selling of given securities and develop an investment strategy. Investors face, on the other hand, a huge volume and kind of investment information regarding the issuers, individual bonds and their respective ratings. JCR provides such investors with a credit rating database service, J-CRIS, which feeds timely and a great deal of relevant information to their database, and thereby helps their portfolio management and quick decision making.
J-CRIS covers information from about issuer companies through JCR rated financial instruments, e.g. bonds, CP, structured finance products, loans, etc., credit ratings and their outlook and changes, issue date/ due date/ coupon rate, collateral/ guarantee classification, subordination status, etc. J-CRIS presents them in a single CSV file assembling all of such data in JCR’s coffer. Upon contract you will receive a complete data set JCR has hitherto collected and you will keep updated with JCR’s rating actions to follow by way of timely feeding of their complete attributes in a CSV file. Delivery comes through a VAN service provider or an information vendor.
Data format is the same as what Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) employs in its similar service, so that your trouble in data management/ analytics possibly arising from subscribing to the both is limited.
- Subscription price: YEN2 million / year (plus tax) For more information
- – Membership Service on the Web –
For the professional credit analysts JCR offers web service entitled RatingEye, which delivers value-added investment information on a paid subscription basis. Equity investors also might want to see its wide-raging, high-level information availed by RatingEye.
As its core content RatingEye presents “Issuer Report” that depicts detailed credit analysis on the bond issuers, on which JCR boasts high coverage. Among other selections for the professional use are: “Industry Analysis” that shows a professional view with in-depth analytics on the trends and outlooks of given industries; “Rating Outlook” that on leverage of a broadest issuer coverage of JCR shows future prospect of the companies even in a niche market; as well as periodical and ad-hoc reviews on JCR’s sovereign clients and the structured finance products. All daily “News Release” on the individual rating actions and others are made available for the members as long as subscription continues. Hence RatingEye makes an indispensable information source for the professional credit analysts.
“RatingEye Seminar” is offered fairly regularly, where JCR analysts speak to the attending members in detail on the industry trends and viewpoints of the credit rating, as well as related timely issues. “Analyst Contact” makes JCR analysts available, by telephone or meeting, for members’ consultation on various questions. A direct hearing from the analyst in charge him/herself will make you feel easy to see his/her points and thereby obtain a full understanding over given JCR ratings.
Annual subscription fee: YEN550,000/ ID (plus tax) For more information
***Some services are only available in Japanese.
- [Fax Dispatching Service]
As per request JCR sends its facsimile News Release (in Japanese language) to designated FAX numbers, at the same time as it is released at Tokyo Stock Exchange Press Club (Kabuto Club).
As paper media it has high transferability and shareability and it is hence convenient for the users who want News Release in printout.
Annual service fee: YEN95,000 (plus tax) (YEN70,000/ addressee, if recipient is plural.)
***This service is currently provided only in Japanese.
- [Information Dissemination Via Media]
JCR disseminates its credit rating information not only on its website but also through the electronic media with global networks, as follows:
- Bloomberg (Search Code: JCRA (for Japanese), JCR (for English)
- QUICK (Search Code: QR (for Japanese), QQ (for English)
- JIJI Press
Please contact: Information Services Department
Telephone: +81 3 3544 7013
FAX : +81 3 3544 7026