Malaysian Rating Corporation Berhad (MARC) was established in 1996. Our overarching focus since inception has been, and continues to be, on delivering information, insights, solutions and benchmarks to contribute towards more robust and sustainable capital markets.
MARC's key capabilities are in infrastructure, project and structured finance, given our long-standing track record in rating domestic toll roads, power plants, water assets and ports. Our clients also include big players/corporates from the oil and gas, construction, building materials, real estate, commodities and retail segments. MARC has also established its credentials in green financing, having rated the majority of solar power projects in Malaysia.
MARC's rating universe also encompasses sovereigns, financial institutions, state governments and investment managers. MARC publishes independent research on the domestic bond and sukuk markets, industry trends and economic issues of general interest to the investing public.
MARC recently ventured into new business segments, providing the market with up-to-date data analytic offerings, as well as risk framework solutions and advisory. We are also active in the sustainability segment through our Impact Bond Assessments which provide a comprehensive assessment of environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, which is recognised by Securities Commission Malaysia.
A public limited company, our shareholders comprise international credit rating agencies, major investment banks, insurance companies and stockbrokers in Malaysia.
Effective January 1, 2022, MARC transferred its regulatory license as a credit rating agency with the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) and the Bank Negara Malaysia-accredited External Credit Assessment Institution status to its wholly-owned subsidiary MARC Ratings Berhad (MARC Ratings).
MARC, as the parent company, acts as the sole shareholder of the group's subsidiaries, which also include MARC Learning Sdn Bhd, MARC Solutions Sdn Bhd and MARC Data Sdn Bhd, each providing distinct product offerings.
The status transfer is part of MARC's ongoing corporate transformation process to set up the foundation for more sustainable growth in the future by focusing on strengthening existing businesses and widening revenue streams.
MARC stands firm as an independent institution with over 25 years of experience across its product offerings encompassing credit ratings, economic and bond market research, training, credit risk assessment and consultation as well as data and analytics.
MARC’s New Vision Statement & Tagline
MARC’s new logo captures its aspirations as a contemporary and progressive credit rating agency.
The top blue line in the logo represents the company’s ambitions as it seeks to expand into new business segments. The bottom blue line symbolises MARC’s strong foundation formed over 25 years of operations as a credit rating institution. The red font colour embodies MARC’s enduring values of strength, trust and stability.