Ben Bernanke and other senior Fed officials had major concerns about ratings agencies in...

|By:, SA News Editor

Ben Bernanke and other senior Fed officials had major concerns about ratings agencies in mid-2007, which marks part of the period that the Justice Department is focusing on in its $5B lawsuit against S&P (MHP) for inflated ratings. Bernanke spoke of "a loss of investor confidence" in the firms, while William Dudley warned that flawed ratings could be masking "significant market risk."