Wildy logo
(020) 7242 5778

Wildy’s Book News

Book News cover photo

Vol 23 No 5 May/June 2018

Book of the Month

Cover of Drafting Commercial Agreements

Drafting Commercial Agreements

Price: £110.00

Offers for Newly Called Barristers & Students

Special Discounts for Newly Called & Students

Read More ...

Secondhand & Out of Print

Browse Secondhand Online


Lowe legislation jp
Sealy millman 2018 jp
Desmith out now
Luba housing

Credit Rating Governance: Global Credit Gatekeepers

Image not available lge

ISBN13: 9781138796546
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £115.00

Despatched in 9 to 11 days.

Credit rating agencies play an essential role in the modern financial system and are relied on by creditors and investors on the market. In the recent financial crisis, their power and reliability were often questioned, yet a simple rating downgrade could threaten to bankrupt a whole country. This book examines the governance of credit rating agencies, as expressed by their ability to fairly, ethically and consistently assign higher rates to issuers having lesser default risks. However, factors such as the drive for increased revenue and market share, the inadequate business model, the inadequate methodology of assessing risk, opacity and inadequate internal monitoring have all been identified as critical governance failures for credit agencies. This book explores these issues, and proposes some potential solutions and improvements. This will be of interest to researchers and advanced students of corporate finance, finance, financial economics, risk management, investment management, and banking.

Image not available lge
Banking and Finance
Preface 1. Introduction to the World of Credit Rating 2. Credit Rating Agencies Who they are and What they do? 3. The Big 3, the Global Credit Market Gatekeepers 4. Credit Rating Agencies' Methodologies, Metrics and Rating Accuracy 5. Ordinal Credit Ratings: The threat to rating accuracy 6. Credit Ratings Critics, Telling it like it is 7. Credit Rating Agencies External Monitoring 8. Credit Rating Agencies Internal Monitoring 9. Agencies Rating Quality Control Systems 10. The Chall 6, Shall they Present Serious Challenge to Big 3? 11. Critical perspective and concluding remarks