Can a derivatives business survive a single A rating? June 3, 2008 at 6:30 am
Merrill and Lehman were downgraded to single A yesterday: Morgan Stanley is at A+ according to Bloomberg. If only one of them was being downgraded, the news would be catastrophic. As it is, is the new standard for a derivatives counterparty becoming single A? And if not, how will the broker/dealers derivatives business survive?