On 24 February 2015, Mr. Guan Jianzhong, UCRG's Chairman and Mr. Dominique
de Villepin, IAC Chairman, visited Russia and attended the press conference
“UCRG and Progress of International Credit Rating System Reform” held by ITAR-TASS.
Mr. Guan and Mr. Zaytsev later were interviewed by China Central Television (CCTV)
and Russia Today respectively.
On January 16, 2014, Mr. Guan Jianzhong,
Chairman of UCRG, Mr. Dominique de Villepin,
Chairman of UCRG International Advisory
Council (IAC), and Mr. Igor Ivanov, former
Minister of Foreign Affair of Russia and IAC
member held talks and meetings with
Mr. Igor Schuwalow, Russian First Deputy
Prime Minister. Mr. Igor Schuwalow stated
that UCRG represented a consensus of the
international community and the Russian
government would support its development.
On April 10, 2014, the organizing committee
of Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) commissioned
Dagong to hold a credit rating sub-forum on
“Reform of Global Credit Rating System”.
Mr. Dominique de Villepin, IAC Chairman,
Mr. Thomas Missong, President of European
Association of Credit Rating Agencies (EACRA),
Mr. Faheem Ahmad, President of Association
of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia (ACRAA), and
Mr. Guan Jianzhong, Chairman of UCRG,
delivered speeches on topics including
“Reform and Balance of Global Credit Rating System”.
On April 12, 2014, Mr. Dominique de Villepin,
IAC Chairman, was invited to deliver a
keynote speech entitled “Asia, China
Facing the Need to Reform the Global
Financial System” at the Third Peking
University New-Era Chinese Youth
On June 9, 2014, Mr. Guan Jianzhong, Chairman
of UCRG, was invited to deliver a keynote
speech entitled “Constructing a Correct
Rating Outlook” on the Eurasian Financial
Forum held in Rome, Italy. The media
commented that “The correct rating outlook
proposed by Mr. Guan Jianzhong is of immeasurable
value to the international community, making a
great theoretical contribution to the global rating system.”
On June 23, 2014, Summit Forum on Construction of
Asian Credit System organized by UCRG was held
in Diaoyutai State Guesthouse, Beijing. Mr. Dominique
De Villepin, IAC Chairman, two IAC Members,
Mr. Shaukat Aziz and Mr. Kevin Rudd,Mr. Zheng Xinli,
Standing Vice Chairman of China Center for
International Economic Exchanges, and
Mr. Guan Jianzhong, Chairman of UCRG,
delivered keynote speeches respectively
and answered questions from the media.
The International Advisory Council of UCRG
released “2015-2020 Action Declaration”.
On June 23, 2014, Mr. Zhang Gaoli, Vice
Premier of the P. R. China, met withMembers
of the International Advisory Council of UCRG,
Mr.Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister
of France, Mr. Shaukat Aziz, former Prime
Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Kevin Rudd, former
Prime Minister of Australia, and Mr. Igor Ivanov,
former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Russia and
Mr. Guan Jianzhong,Chairman of UCRG,
indicating Chinese government's principled
stand and support.
On November 25, 2014, Mr. Guan Jianzhong,
Chairman of UCRG, attended the Bo’ao Forum
for Asia and joined the discussion at Dubai
Financial Cooperation Conference. Mr. Guan
put forward his innovative ideas on the topics
including the necessity and roadmap of the
international rating system reform, Asian
credit system construction and the relationship
between Internet finance and rating, which
aroused great interest among the participants.
On 6 May, 2013, the first annual General Meeting of URGC
shareholders and BOD press conference were held in Hong
Kong. The senior management of UCRG including
Mr. Guan Jianzhong, Mr. Richard Hainsworth and
Mr. Sean Egan visited Mr. Simon Galpin,
Director-General of Invest Hong Kong, and
Mr. Ashley Alder, Chief Executive Officer of the Hong Kong
Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) respectively
to discuss UCRG’s application for a Type 10 license.
On 25 June, 2013, the Launch of UCRG & Forum on
International Credit Rating System Reform was
held in Hong Kong with success.
Mr. Guan Jianzhong, UCRG’s Chairman, delivered
keynote speeches entitled “Taking
Responsibility for Global Credit Ratings” and
“Dual Rating Regime Is the Model Selection
of New International Rating System”. More
than 200 international organization officers and
experts attended the activity and some distinguished
guests gave speeches. Media agencies at home and
abroad covered “this important event in the world
credit rating history” and “this great practice that has
attracted extensive attention in the international community”.
On 27 August, 2013, Mr. Guan Jianzhong,
UCRG’s Chairman, and Mr. Richard Hainsworth,
UCRG’s CEO visited Mr. Mohammad Ishaq Dar,
Minister of Finance of Pakistan and Mr. Yaseen Anwar,
President of Pakistan’s Central Bank. Mr. Mohammad
Ishaq Dar believed that UCRG would continue
performing in line with the highest professional standards
and obtain a position it deserved in the world financial
market. He added that Pakistan needed a new
international credit rating agency.
On 8 October, 2013, the International Advisory
Council of UCRG (IAC) was launched, with
Mr. Dominique de Villepin, former Prime
Minister of France, as its Chairman.
Mr. Guan Jianzhong said “One of the
most forward-looking and influential diplomatists
has been invited to work as
the chairman of one of the most important
and influential councils and it is bound to
grow into a globally authoritative organization.”
On 10 October, 2013, Mr. Dominique de Villepin,
IAC Chairman, attended a press conference
held by the Foreign Correspondents' Club,
Hong Kong and delivered a speech on
“The Global Debt Crisis - What's at Stake?”
From early 2012 to 30 November, 2012,
Mr. Guan Jianzhong, UCRG’s Chairman,
visited ambassadors to China from
over 30 countries and listened to the
opinions of political and economic figures
from more than 30 countries about how to
contribute to the reform of the existing
international credit rating system and
establish a new transnational credit
rating agency. It was agreed and
taken as imperative that the international
community reach a consensus and take
actions on forging a fair international credit
rating system in the post-crisis era.
On 24 October, 2012, Dagong Global Credit
Rating Co., Ltd. (China), Egan-Jones Rating
Company (the U.S.) and RusRating JSC
(Russia) jointly held a press conference
to announce the establishment of the
Universal Credit Rating Group (UCRG),
a non-sovereign international rating
agency, and “Beijing Declaration”, an
initiation of an important commitment to
reforming the international rating system.
Mr. Guan Jianzhong, UCRG’s Chairman,
delivered a speech on “To Answer
the Historic Call” at the press conference.
On 16 February, 2011, Mr. Guan Jianzhong, President of Dagong
Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd.,
gave a keynote speech on “It Takes Innovative Thinking to
Reform the International Credit Rating System” at the “Asian
Bond Market Forum” held in Malaysia.
On 7 April, 2011, Mr. Guan Jianzhong, President of Dagong
Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd., attended a ACRAA (Association
of Credit Rating Agencies in Asia) Conference and gave a
speech entitled “Promoting Reform of International Credit
Rating System Should Be ACRAA’s Priority”.
On 10 January, 2009,in order to sum up the lessons learned from the global credit crisis andexplore a model ofreforming the international credit ratingsystem, Dagong held a forum on “Post-Financial-Crisis Status and Functions of Credit Ratings”.On that occasion, Mr.Guan Jianzhong, President of Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd.,delivered a speech entitled“China Needs a Powerful National Credit Rating Agencyfor Its Great Rise”.
In April 2009,Mr.Guan Jianzhong, President of Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., Ltd.,Nattended the Bo’ao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2009 and gave akeynotespeechentitled“Building a New International Credit Rating System”.