Canada's shifting credit scene

Within North America, it is easy to assume that the most sophisticated implementation of credit risk measurement and management for bank loan portfolios takes place in areas such as New York or Chicago. But Montreal and Quebec aren’t far behind.

Indeed, north of the 49th parallel, banks are rapidly adopting new credit risk procedures and systems, partly in preparation for the implementation of the Basel Accord in 2006. Although banks differ in their approach, Basel’s credit risk implications