Credit Improvement Agencies

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In your opinion, what are the main problems of private rating agencies? Case for sovereign credit assessment agencies One of the main problems of credit agencies is that their methodologies have an intrinsic view of stabilisation for a free enterprise system. Dare I say that many would disagree, especially after the global financial crisis (GFC), that a free enterprise system - functioning through a generalised trade-off - is naturally robust.

Our intrinsic view of equilibrium is mirrored in assumption, which, for example, are based on robust discounting interest rate structures or robust probabilistic spread functionality. Companies' capital expenditure and financial decision-making is often modeled on such hypotheses. It is necessary to transform patterns of credibility into an open system of business thinking.

Searching for more information about the features of borrower such as non-financial companies, finance companies, budgets and government bypasses the subject to a certain extent Even policy maker are not sure what to supervise or how to put the business sector on a more robust and social just track.

So why should inter-agency competitiveness not solve the dilemma? Following years of relatively independent regulatory activity, inter-agency competitiveness has not forced them to transform credit rating into an open system of thinking. The credit exposure is entered into in a closed system of thinking which is subject to uncertainties mitigated by the use of probabilistic spreads.

Present credit evaluation techniques are considered procyclical, with changes in credit quality associated with changes in the operating milieu. In spite of this fact and after years of little activity adjustment, credit agencies are not motivated to think about credit risks within an open system of thinking.

According to the author, an open mindset allows an extra dynamic of accumulated information to emerge, a dynamic that agencies are currently downplaying or overlooking. What makes you think they are the best option? Authorities can help to build collaborative relations between governments (which hopefully protect the interests of the public), credit ratings agencies and those who carry out credit ratings, such as non-financial companies (including small and medium-sized enterprises) from a variety of sectors, finance companies and budgets.

Co-operative relationships between stakeholders will allow them to see more directly the effects of credit rating on macroeconomic and intereconomic performances. In the rating sector, this appears to mean the continuing use of pro-cyclical rating techniques that are exacerbating business and finance fragility.

Improving methodologies is expensive, and a collaborative approach would not only more directly detect problems, but also reduce the cost of improvements. It is a self-evident starting point for a PRA to enter the discussion phase when it can easily validation the CRAs' ratings[?] and examine the link between changes in credit risks and the economic cycles.

Credit agencies tend to carry out due dilligence more intensively when an incident occurs and their product is put to the test. Within this framework, a PRA could develop its own methodology to monitor industry sectors and macroeconomics for changes in the corporate environment and credit quality.

What do you think about the functioning of government agencies (national, global, responsible to whom?)? CRA is an autonomous, nationally owned, publicly owned credit assessment institution that is financed by taxation that is applied, directly or implicitly, as needed, in particular by companies but also by affluent natural and legal persons using credit assessments or credit quality schemes.

Among the immediate beneficiaries are emitters and corporates, as well as those relying on agencies' valuations of offsetting risks. Related parties are businesses that use credit rating to monitor their own in-house system, such as brokers (all banks), corporate clients, credit cards, credit institutes, mortgages and credit cooperatives. Its business areas are focused on sectors, the financials industry and household customers.

Given that a PRA is designed to act in the general interest, it must address the general population to the best of its ability. It is my envision to create a structuring for a government credit assessment institution similar to an exporting country like the US Export-Import Banking Group. An Administrative Council shall adopt and amend Rules of Procedure, appointing Vice-Presidents or senior staff from various facets of the Agency's roles and departments.

Members of the Company who are affected in one way or another by credit activity are represented by the Council. For example, there could be 20 exponents from: (1) non-financial sectors, (2) non-industrial/non-profit borrower (e.g. customers and universities), (3) bank and institution investment, (4) credit ratings agencies and offices, (5) academic (experts with different opinions), (6) advocate of the devil (e.g. customer, investment, labour and environment activists) and perhaps (7) the media.

NPOs could be assisted by an internationally recognised model - an IRA - probably hosted by the United Nations. It could perform similar roles concentrating on government bonds and validating the work of NAs and CAs. This could possibly set a benchmark for the country creditworthiness.

If it were present, it would offset the impact of credit ratings agencies on the state of tax administrations. It is possible that an IRA could impose a downgrade moratorium to allow government to boost economic expansion and to encourage the transition of countries to recover.

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