Our Global Partners

ARC Ratings is at the centre of a network of three partners from three different continents, who together have created an international rating agency that aggregates the knowledge and experience of all. This partnership, in addition to giving ARC Ratings a global coverage, grants optimised access to knowledge of local realities of the entities to whom it assigns ratings. The partnership has substantial cumulative resources, as follows:

  • Clients: over 10,000
  • Rating Staff: over 600
  • Number of Offices: 20
  • Average Ratings business track record: over 20 years

Our partners


CARE Ratings Ltd. was established in April 1993 by major banks and financial institutions in India. CARE Ratings is a listed company and is the second-largest credit rating agency in India in terms of rating revenue. CARE Ratings has also emerged as India's leading agency covering banks and sub-sovereigns.
CARE Ratings is headquartered in Mumbai, with offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, New Delhi and Pune.


GCR was established in 1996 as an African subsidiary of Duff & Phelps and is now the African market leader, accounting for the majority of all ratings accorded on the African continent. Key institutional shareholders are Carlyle (one of the largest international Private Equity groups) and DEG/KfW Group (owned by the German Government).
GCR's African regional headquarters are based in Johannesburg, with its main SADC, West and East African regional offices established in Harare, Lagos and Nairobi respectively.


Founded in 1993, SR Ratings has a long and sound presence in the Brazilian market.
The company has a proprietary office in Rio de Janeiro and maintains close international partnerships with American, European and Asian investors.