Rate me up, before you go-go: Caveat Lector column

Rate me up, before you go-go

Japan: credit rating under scrutiny

Japan continues its slide down the slippery slope of the credit ratings world, and with it so perhaps does the credibility of the whole sovereign ratings process. Is Japan really a Aa2/AA-/AA- credit and, if so, is it really two notches weaker than Nestlé but one notch better than Unilever?

It was in the run-up to European currency union in October 1997 that BNP (it hadn’t bought Paribas from under the nose of Société Générale yet) gave a seminar for insurance companies on the prospects for a pan

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Credit risk & modelling – Special report 2021

This Risk special report provides an insight on the challenges facing banks in measuring and mitigating credit risk in the current environment, and the strategies they are deploying to adapt to a more stringent regulatory approach.

The wild world of credit models

The Covid-19 pandemic has induced a kind of schizophrenia in loan-loss models. When the pandemic hit, banks overprovisioned for credit losses on the assumption that the economy would head south. But when government stimulus packages put wads of cash in…

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