Kroll Bond Ratings is moving more quickly than originally anticipated to rate municipal bonds because of a growing relationship with startup bond insurer BondFactor Co., a company executive said Friday.

Kroll  acquired its designation as a nationally recognized statistical rating organization in August when it acquired LACE Financial. It plans to begin rating structured finance products in the next few weeks, followed by public finance issuers later this year and corporate issuers in 2012.

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