S&P launches ratings system for Pfandbrief banks

Standard & Poor's has released credit risk assessment templates to help German Pfandbrief banks assess the default probabilities of bank, sovereign and government counterparties. The templates are part of a project for the Association of German Pfandbrief Banks (Verband Deutscher Pfandbriefbanken, VdP) to enable German banks to gauge the amount of capital they have to set aside for counterparty loans under Basel II. Rainer Pfau, VdP's Frankfurt-based project manager, says: "This adds a crucial

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