Fitch formalises corporate governance's impact on credit risk

The framework seeks to address factors such as the independence and effectiveness of board directors and the reasonableness of executive compensation in a more methodical manner.

Two main strands of analysis underpin Fitch’s methodology: systematic treatment of publicly available governance data and information, and assessment of the more qualitative attributes of practices.

“There is a benefit to performing both systematic data analysis and contextual reviews of a company's governance practices,” said Robert Grossman, chief credit officer at Fitch in New York.


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