Global credit review

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We are pleased to invite original papers in all areas of credit risk and credit risk markets. The Global Credit Review publishes high quality theoretical and empirical papers in the field of credit markets and credit risk. The journal has a distinctive focus on topics that are relevant for academics, policymakers and practitioners and publishes rigorous research that has practical applications. Papers can be rigorous original research or review articles/case studies of interest to credit risk professionals. Commentaries can be views on the regulatory landscape and market developments. The ultimate objective of the Global Credit Review is to advance the state of research and development in the critical area of credit risk and rating systems. To submit a paper to this journal, please click here

The Global Credit Review is the CRI’s academic journal publication. It reviews important developments in the global credit markets, describes the evolution of the regulatory landscape, covers theoretical and empirical research on credit risk, and reports recent advancements in the CRI. It is published in July each year by the World Scientific.

GCR 2016, Volume 6

This sixth volume of the GCR begins with Default Econometrics and Default Application by Weimin Miao and Xuyuan Liu who study the role of corporate default and other exit events in default model estimation and document their empirical effects on applications. In the second article, the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM) conducts a survey on the evolution of credit portfolio management, which allows financial institutions to benchmark their own practices. This is followed by an article on Time-varying Rating Standards and the Distorted Incentives of Credit Rating by Tao Wang who examines the drivers behind time-varying and asymmetric rating standards practiced by rating agencies. Next are The Small and Medium Enterprises and their Credit Reporting System in China by Di Bu and Yin Liao who give their insights on financing difficulties faced by small and medium sized enterprises in China. We conclude this sixth volume of the GCR with an updated NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report, which offers technical details on the implementation of the current CRI corporate default prediction model and its performance. This updated technical report also includes a new section on the Corporate Vulnerability Index (CVI) and revision to how the haircut to other corporate liabilities, used in distance-to-default estimation, is determined. For a more elaborate discussion and update on the CRI default predictions produced thus far, readers are referred to our Quarterly Credit Reports.

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  • Global Credit Review, Message from the Editor
  • Default Econometrics And Default Application - By Xuyuan Liu and Weimin Miao
  • International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers Principles and Practices: 2015 Expanding Role of Credit Portfolio Management - By Som-lok Leung, Marcia Banks and Juliane Saary-Littman
  • Time-Varying Rating Standards and the Distorted Incentives of Credit Rating Agencies - By Tao Wang
  • The Small and Medium Enterprises and the Credit Reporting System in China - By Di Bu and Yin Liao
  • NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report Version: 2016 Update 1 - By RMI-CRI Staff
  • Editorial Information

*The 6th Volume of GCR is published by World Scientific and can be accessed here

GCR 2015, Volume 5

This fifth volume of the Global Credit Review begins with Risk Appetite Frameworks: Insights into Evolving Global Practices by the International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers (IACPM) and Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC). They provide a study on industry practices and challenges of developing RAFs. In the second article, The Liquidity Regimes and the Prepayment Option of a Corporate Loan in the Finite Horizon Case, Timothee Papin and Gabriel Turinici propose a model incorporating liquidity regime-switching and the default risk of the obligor. This is followed by an article on Structural Market-Based Top-Down Stress Tests of the Banking System by Jorge Chan Lau from IMF to solve the difficulties in the absence of access to granular information of financial institutions while implementing stress testing. We continue with an article by Chih-Wei Lee and Cheng-Kun Kuo Examining the Validity of Credit Ratings Assigned to Credit Derivatives. Next are two reviews on George von Furstenberg’s book, “Contingent Convertibles [CoCos], a potent instrument for financial reform.” Jeffrey R. Bohn dissects the book from an industry perspective, while Jussi Keppo and Xuchuan Yuan give insights from an academic research angle. This is followed by an article on Eurozone Debt Crisis and Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies by Deena Zaidi. In the seventh article, Kuo-Wei Hsiao and Zhengyi Jiang review the literature on The Pre- and Post- Crisis Stress Testing in the Banking Sector. We conclude this fifth volume of the GCR with an updated NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report which offers technical details on the implementation of the current RMI-CRI corporate default prediction model and its performance. This report also includes a new credit risk measure, i.e., Actuarial Spread, implemented on the CRI system, and the new treatment for merges and acquisitions.

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  • Global Credit Review, Message from the Editor
  • Risk Appetite Frameworks   - By Michael Alix, Shyam Venkat, Zubin Mogul, Som-lok Leung, Marcia A. Banks and Juliane Saary-Littman
  • The Liquidity Regimes and the Prepayment Option of a Corporate Loan   - By Timothee Papin and Gabriel Turinici
  • Structural Market-Based Top-Down Stress Tests of the Banking System   - By Jorge A. Chan-Lau
  • Examining the Validity of Credit Ratings Assigned to Credit Derivatives   - By Chih-Wei Lee and Cheng-Kun Kuo
  • Review of George M von Furstenberg's Contingent Convertibles - Industry Perspective   - By Jeffrey R. Bohn  
  • Review of George M. von Furstenberg's Contingent Convertibles - Academic Perspective   - By Jussi Keppo and Yuan Xuchuan
  • The Pre- and Post-Crisis Stress Testing in the Banking Sector - A Literature Review   - By Kuo-Wei Hsiao and Zhengyi Jiang
  • Eurozone Debt Crisis and Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies   - By Deena Zaidi
  • NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report Version: 2015 Update 1   - By RMI-CRI Staff
  • Editorial Information

*The 5th Volume of GCR is published by World Scientific and can be accessed here

GCR 2014, Volume 4

This fourth volume of the Global Credit Review begins with An Assessment of Systemic Risk in the Japanese Banking Sector by Prof. Kanno Masayasu, which uses RMI-CRI PDs to measure the systemic risk in the Japanese banking sector. This is followed by the article Evolving Global Capital Regulations and its Impact, Particularly on Asia by Mr. Thomas Cho and Mr. Dexter Tan. In the third article Actuarial Par Spread and Empirical Pricing of CDS by Decomposition Prof. Jin-Chuan Duan proposes a measure similar to CDS spreads that summarizes the information embedded in the term structure of physical probabilities of default (PDs). This is followed by an article by Ms. Jenny Bai, Mr. Heikki Seppala and Prof. Ser-Huang Poon on Fast Approximation of Loan Portfolio Loss: Concentration Risk and Multifactor Adjustments. In the fifth article Rejection and Partial Rejection of Consumer Credit Application, Prof. Steven Plaut provides some new insights in the credit rationing and credit application process. Next is a joint article by IACMP and Oliver Wyman — Perspectives on the Evolving Role of Enterprise-wide stress testing. We conclude this fourth volume of the GCR with an updated NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report which offers technical details on the implementation of the current RMI-CRI corporate default prediction model and its performance.

Table of Contents
  • Global Credit Review, Message from the Editor
  • An Assessment of Systemic Risk   - By Kanno Masayasu
  • Evolving Capital Regulations and its Impact, Particularly on Asia   - By Thomas Cho and Dexter Tan
  • Actuarial Par Spread and Empirical Pricing of CDS   - By Jin-Chuan Duan
  • Fast Approximation of Loan Portfolio Loss: Concentration Risk and Multifactor Adjustments   - By Jenny Bai, Heikki Seppala and Ser-Huang Poon
  • Rejection and Partial Rejection of Consumer Credit Application   - By Steven Plaut  
  • Perspectives on the Evolving Role of Enterprise-wide stress testing  - By IACMP - Oliver Wyman  
  • NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report - Version: 2014 Update 1   - By RMI-CRI staff
  • Editorial Information

*The 4th Volume of GCR is published by World Scientific and can be accessed here

GCR 2013, Volume 3

This third volume of the Global Credit Review begins with a very topical article ‘Systemic Risk in Europe’ by Professors Eric Jondeau and Michael Rockinger. This is followed by the RMI article ‘Changes in the Ratings Game — An Update on Various Developments’. In the third article, ‘Reserve Requirements as Window Guidance in China’, Ms. Violaine Cousin provides insights into the effect of reserve requirements on bank asset quality in China. This is followed by an article by Dr. Markus Bingmer and Dr. Laura Auria on ‘The Implementation of the Basel II Default Definition by Credit Risk Assessment Systems: An Analysis of Possible Aggregation Procedures’. In the fifth article ‘Can Credit-Scoring Models Effectively Predict Microloans Default? Statistical Evidence from the Tunisian Microfinance Bank’, Ms. Ibtissem Baklouti and Prof. Abdelfettah Bouri present a credit-scoring framework for microfinance institutions. Next is a joint article by IACPM and KPMG — ‘Stepping Up to the Liquidity Challenge: The Changing Role of Credit Portfolio Management’. We conclude this third volume of the GCR with an updated ‘NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report’ which offers technical details on the implementation of the current RMI-CRI corporate default prediction model and its performance.

Table of Contents
  • Global Credit Review, Message from the Editor
  • Systemic Risk in Europe   - By Eric Jondeau and Michael Rockinger
  • Changes in the Ratings Game - An Update on Various Developments   - By RMI-CRI staff
  • Reserve Requirements as Window Guidance in China   - By Violaine Cousin
  • The Implementation of the Basel II Default Definition by Credit Risk Assessment Systems: An Analysis of Possible Aggregation Procedures   - By Markus Bingmer and Laura Auria
  • Can Credit-Scoring Models Effectively Predict Microloans Default? Statistical Evidence from the Tunisian Microfinance Bank   - By Ibtissem Baklouti and Abdelfettah Bouri
  • Stepping Up to the Liquidity Challenge: The Changing Role of Credit Portfolio Management  - By Som-lok Leung, Marcia Banks and Rob Kiernan
  • NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report - Version: 2013 Update 1   - By RMI-CRI staff
  • Editorial Information

*The 3rd Volume of GCR is published by World Scientific and can be accessed here

GCR 2012, Volume 2

The second volume of the Global Credit Review (GCR) begins with an opinion piece on ‘Credit Markets: Retrospect and Prospect’. The second article ‘An Improved Regulatory Framework for Credit Rating Agencies?’, provides a critical analysis of the most important attempts at CRA regulation that have recently been undertaken by authorities worldwide. This is followed by an article on ‘Stress Testing’. A fourth article, ‘Mega-Banks’ Self-Insurance with Cocos: A Work in Progress’, provides a framework for a more meaningful use of cocobonds. The volume continues with an article on ‘What are the Driving Factors behind the Rise of Spreads and CDS of Eurozone Sovereign Bonds?’. Next there is a review article on ‘Measuring Distance-to-Default for Financial and Non-Financial Firms’. This is followed by an updated ‘Technical Report for the RMI-CRI’, which offers technical details on implementation and performance of the current RMI-CRI corporate default prediction model. We conclude this second volume of the GCR with ‘A Lead-Lag Investigation of RMI-CRI PD and CRA Ratings’.

Table of Contents
  • Global Credit Review, Message from Editor
  • Credit Markets: Retrospect and Prospect - By David Rowe
  • An Improved Regulatory Framework for Credit Rating Agencies?  - By James Weston
  • Stress Testing  - By Noel D'Cruz and Davide Crippa
  • Mega-Banks Self-Insurance with Cocos: A Work in Progress  - By George von Furstenberg
  • What are the Driving Factors behind the Rise of Spreads and CDS of Euro-Sovereign Bonds?  - By Emmanuel Mamatzakis and Panos Remoundos
  • Measuring Distance-to-Default for Financial and Non-Financial Firms  - By Jin-Chuan Duan and Tao Wang
  • NUS-RMI Credit Research Initiative Technical Report  - By RMI-CRI staff
  • A Lead-Lag Investigation of RMI-CRI PD and CRA Rating  - By RMI-CRI staff
  • Editorial Information

*The 2nd Volume of GCR is published by World Scientific and can be accessed here

GCR 2011, Volume 1

The first volume of the Global Credit Review starts with an overview of the past, present and future challenges facing the credit rating industry. In a second article we highlight the most important attempts at CRA regulation that have recently been undertaken by authorities worldwide. We then proceed with an article on how to identify, measure, and manage the risk of credit rating downgrades. The volume further provides a review article on statistical credit rating methodologies since the 1960s. Lastly, we will elaborate on the RMI Credit Research Initiative with detailed technical information on implementation and performance.
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