Jules Kroll, a corporate investigations pioneer whose namesake firm once pursued hidden assets linked to dictators Saddam Hussein and Jean-Claude Duvalier, relishes the idea of chasing down the major bond rating agencies: Moody’s Investors Service, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings.

The industry needs a shake-up, he said. And he’s trying to provide one, founding the Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc. in 2010 with help from his son, Jeremy.

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