NASHVILLE — Representatives of the big three rating agencies told non-dealer municipal financial advisors to expect more questions for their clients about pension obligations in the wake of Detroit’s bankruptcy filing. However, new pension and general obligation bond metrics are unlikely to cause a widespread drop in muni credits, they said.

Analysts from Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investors Service, and Standard & Poor’s told members of the National Association of Independent Public Finance Advisors meeting here on Oct. 11 that recent events such as Detroit’s filing warrant new approaches to rating municipal general obligation bonds.

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