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Credit Risk

152 white papers and resources

Risk Library provides a number of credit risk white papers, industry reports and opinions, which can be used to aid the decision making process and to reduce your organisations credit risk exposure. Credit risk is the type of risk that a lender assumes. As a form of compensation for taking on the risk, a lender receives interest repayments at an agreed upon rate. However, if a borrower defaults on agreed repayments, lenders may lose the partial or full sum and interest of the loan. This could result in the lender incurring further costs such as collection of debt owed and disruption to cash flow.

Hedge Funds: Facing new challenges

The global financial markets are on the threshold of a new regulatory era. Technology will undoubtedly underpin hedge funds’ efforts to comply and compete in this changing environment. But is it better to build tailor-made systems in-house or use a third-party provider of off-the-shelf products?

Top-Tier US Banks Capital Plans

This white paper highlights the key elements of the banks’ capital plan submissions which were identified as suffering from critical weaknesses. The thirty top tier US banks now involved in this high stakes annual assessment are painfully aware that even a passing grade is insufficient to meet…

Reducing the Risk of Using Financial Models

At their core, institutional financial markets exist to transfer risk. Whether via corporate lending, equity ownership or the creation and sale of structuredcredit derivatives, financial firms work to shuffle around different forms of risks—from those looking to mitigate it to those looking to take…

Emerging initial margin requirements

Ongoing market uncertainty over the new and evolving margin regime for non-cleared over-the-counter derivatives has drawn many questions from firms, with too few reliable answers. This global survey – conducted by Risk and sponsored by IBM – is one of the first,comprehensive attempts to shed some…