CHICAGO — Thomson Reuters will use revised criteria next year to distinguish short-term cash-flow transactions from long-term issues in its municipal league tables amid complaints that a broker-dealer influenced its senior manager rankings by offering issuers lower rates to push out maturities on short-term deals.

Under the firm’s long-standing criteria, all transactions having a final maturity of at least 396 days beyond the date at which interest accrual begins fall under the category of long-term issuance for municipal league table rankings in the database managed by Thomson Reuters’ SDC Platinum.

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