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GIA Georgia has a unique credit rating advisory service that helps clients prepare for acquiring their first credit rating or for achieving an upgrade. A credit rating helps Georgian companies compete better in the market for funds.

We provide these services:

   Understanding the Rating Process

• Assistance in obtaining your first rating from an international rating agency
• Rating agency objectives and motives—how they differ from yours
• Rating agency concerns—how to identify and address them
• Quantitative analysis: Key credit quality measurements and ratios

  Preparing for an Agency Due Diligence Visit

• Setting the agenda and designing the presentation—what the agencies need
• Critique of your presentation materials; explaining what the agencies really want
• Questions the agencies will likely ask you—and the best answers
• Developing counter-arguments to their negative views and concerns
• Onsite training and coaching
• Strategies and tactics in agency meetings, with rehearsals as needed

  Raising and Protecting your Ratings

• Essential steps to raising your long-term and short-term ratings
• The constraints to an upgrade—and how to overcome them
• How to protect your ratings from a downgrade

  Developing and Maintaining a Constructive Relationship with the Agencies

• The steps to building issuer credibility—the foundation of a constructive relationship
• Between-meeting communications; managing the process over time
• Protecting your local government from unfair treatment by the agencies
• The dozen Do’s and Don’ts of agency relations
  The majority shareholder in GIA Georgia is Global Investment Advisors, Inc. (GIA), a U.S. based capital markets advisory firm that specializes in credit ratings, credit bureaus and foreign investment...

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 The minority shareholder in GIA Georgia is National Credit Information Bureau (NCIB), Georgia’s first and only credit information service, founded in 2002 by Mr. Ayety Kukava. Mr. Kukava is the Georgia-based Managing Director of GIA Georgia...

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