CRISIL is acronym for Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited.


CRISIL is acronym for Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited. CRISIL is India's leading Ratings, Financial News, Risk and Policy Advisory company. Since 1987 when CRISIL was incorporated, CRISIL has played an integral role in India's development milestones.

CRISIL's majority shareholder is Standard & Poor's, the world's foremost provider of independent credit ratings, indices, risk evaluation, investment research and data. CRISIL's association with Standard & Poor's, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, dates back to 1996 when both companies started working together on rating methodologies and joint projects.

CRISIL Ratings is the only ratings agency in India to operate on the basis of sectoral specialisation. CRISIL Ratings plays a leading role in the development of the debt markets in India. CRISIL has also spearheaded the formation of the CariCRIS, the world's first regional credit rating agency.

The main functions of CRISIL can be classified into following subheads:

1. Ratings

CRISIL Ratings: It is the only ratings agency in India with sectoral specialization It has played a critical role in the development of the debt markets in India. The agency has developed new ratings methodologies for debt instruments and innovative structures across sectors. CRISIL Ratings provides technical know-how to clients all over the world and has helped set up ratings agencies in Malaysia (RAM), Israel (MAALOT) and in the Caribbean.

2. Research

CRISIL Research: It provides research, analysis and forecasts on the Indian economy, industries and companies to over 500 Indian and international clients across financial, corporate, consulting and public sectors.

CRISIL FundServices: It provides fund evaluation services and risk solutions to the mutual fund industry.

The Centre for Economic Research: It applies economic principles to live business applications and provide benchmarks and analyses for India's policy and business decision makers.

Investment Research Outsourcing: CRISIL added equity research to its wide bouquet of services, by acquiring Irevna, a leading global equity research and analytics company. Irevna offers investment research services to the world's leading investment banks and financial institutions.

3. Advisory

CRISIL Infrastructure Advisory: It provides policy, regulatory and transaction level advice to governments and leading organisations across sectors.

Investment and Risk Management Services: CRISIL Risk Solutions offers integrated risk management solutions and advice to Banks and Corporates by leveraging the experience and skills of CRISIL in the areas of credit and market risk.