Wikirating is an independent organization whose purpose is to establish a transparent source for credit ratings of countries, corporations and structured finance products. Wikirating mainly is based on everybody's contributions to feed data and information, to correct and sharpen any contribution and thus to grow and to get independent, impartial and transparent ratings.
The idea of Wikirating was born in spring 2010 by Dorian Credé, founder and chairman - in the middle of the world financial and economic crisis. Shortly after Erwan Salembier joined and both started to develop this project based on the simple fact that financial ratings, methodologies and activities needed to become transparent and open, and that anyone should have the right to contribute to this project.
The founder decided to adopt the community model of Wikipedia, that is, an internet platform allowing free contributions, data corrections and consultation - self-controlled and regulated by the community. The open source software MediaWiki, which is also used by Wikipedia, perfectly fulfilled most of the initial needs, and Wikirating was launched in October 2011.
In February 2012 Erwan left the Wikirating project by mutual consent and in November 2012 a strategic alliance with the not-for-profit rating provider Public Sector Credit Solutions (PSCS) was concluded; the related Public Sector Credit Framework (PSCF) for sovereigns entities and its data will be integrated on the Wikirating platform. In January 2013 the project Wikirating was transformed into an association.
Wikirating is financed and operated by the association. All back office operations (maintenance, site administration, features development and implementation), as well the front office activities (communication, marketing) are performed by members of the association and voluntary contributors. Every contributor is welcome to join Wikirating to build up and extend the content and the functionalities of the platform... [read more]
In a nutshell
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