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Special Report: Global Banking: An Evolving Landscape For Banks Requires A Robust Analytical Framework Nov 11
Standard & Poors, November 2011
S&P RELEASES CRITERIA FOR BANK RATINGS, BANK INDUSTRY COUNTRY RISK ASSESSMENTS, AND GROUP METHODOLOGY, By Vandana Sharma, New York Standard & Poor's Ratings Services published its bank ratings criteria, methodology, and assumptions for Banking Industry Country Risk Assessments (BICRAs), and its group rating methodology. The criteria are designed to provide greater transparency and global comparability of bank ratings. The criteria provide a series of building blocks--the BICRA, stand-alone credit profile, and the likelihood of external government or group support--to evaluate the creditworthiness of banks. STANDARD & POOR?S BICRAS HIGHLIGHT THE SHIFTING BALANCE IN GLOBAL BANKING We have reviewed our Banking Industry Country Risk Assessments (BICRAs) for 86 countries using our updated BICRA criteria and believe the risk of downward changes...
Standard and Poors RatingsXpress Credit Research provides in-depth coverage of international corporates, financial institutions, insurance companies, utilities, sovereigns and structured finance programs. RatingsXpress Credit Research lets users determine the credit rating of holdings and identify key factors underlying an issuer's creditworthiness, distinguishes the different risk exposures for new and existing deals, and provides an understanding of how their analysts interpret key regulatory, political and environmental events and their economic impact.
Research Type: Commentary
Criteria articles describe the thought process and methodology Standard & Poor's analysts use in determining ratings. These commentary pieces discuss both the quantitative (economic and financial) and qualitative (business analysis and caliber of management) aspects of the analysis, as well as legal issues.