Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 50036
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2017/09/25 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular

2008/5/23-24 [Computer, Finance/Investment] UID:50036 Activity:nil
5/23    Erroneous computer programs made Moodys incorrectly
        give AAA ratings to crazy weirdo debt CDO stuff I really
        do not understand:
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Ratings agencies Moody's error gave top ratings to debt products By Sam Jones, Gillian Tett and Paul J Davies in London Published: May 20 2008 23:36 | Last updated: May 20 2008 23:36 Moody's awarded incorrect triple-A ratings to billions of dollars worth of a type of complex debt product due to a bug in its computer models, a Financial Times investigation has discovered. Internal Moody's documents seen by the FT show that some senior staff within the credit agency knew early in 2007 that products rated the previous year had received top-notch triple A ratings and that, after a computer coding error was corrected, their ratings should have been up to four notches lower.