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Developments in credit risk management across sectors: current practices and recommendations

  Author: BIS ( Bank for International Settlements )
 June, 2015
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Abstract:

In 2013 the Joint Forum undertook a survey of supervisors and firms in the banking, securities and insurance sectors globally in order to understand the current state of credit risk (CR) management given the significant market and regulatory changes since the financial crisis of 2008. Credit risk is generally defined as the risk that a counterparty will fail to perform fully its financial obligations, and can arise from multiple activities across sectors. For example, CR could arise from the risk of default on a loan or bond obligation, or from the risk of a guarantor, credit enhancement provider or derivative counterparty failing to meet its obligations. 

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