Close-up on market risk capital

Jack Kennedy outlines rating agency Standard & Poor’s new approach for analysing the credit quality of US energy trading firms

In an article published on June 11 – S&P updates its approach for rating US energy trading and marketing firms – credit rating agency Standard & Poor’s said it would refine its methodology for analysing the credit quality of US energy trading and marketing firms. The commentary says the expanded methodology will include specified analytics related to market and credit risk, as well as liquidity levels.

When evaluating market risk, S&P looks at the potential loss of trading income over a

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