DBRS is a global credit rating agency providing timely credit rating opinions across a broad range of financial institutions, corporate entities, government bodies and various structured finance product groups in North America, Europe, Australasia and South America. DBRS rates more than 1,000 different companies and single-purpose vehicles that issue commercial paper, term debt and preferred shares in the global capital markets, helping to create greater transparency in the market by providing investors with insight and tools to make informed investment decisions. Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Toronto, DBRS also has offices in New York, Chicago and London.