Interesting perspective on credit ratings in India.
In the recent past, we have had a number of high-profile snafus in AAA and AA rated bonds.
- In September 2018, one-day IL&FS was rated AAA and the next it was downgraded 9 notches to default.
- Most recently DHFL was downgraded from AAA to AA. This happened after the allegations against the companies and subsequent crack in the stock and bond prices.
- Reliance Home Finance Limited (RHFL) bonds are currently available at yields of 25% to 35%. The company’s bonds are rated AA.
1-month chart of Reliance Home Finance bonds