ESG – shorthand for environmental, social and governance – considerations are increasingly being prioritised by organisations, investors and lenders alike. But quantifying its influence on credit risk and funding is proving to be quite elusive. A group of former finance professionals and academics is trying to change that by putting “intangibles” like human risk, corporate culture and values at the centre of that relationship.
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India entered the COVID-19 crisis with a slew of pre-existing vulnerabilities. Now, with the country wracked by the impact of the virus, Moody’s has downgraded a number of notable Indian institutions, joining other rating agencies in placing the sovereign within touching distance junk status.
Jun 3, 2020
As Turkey braces for the economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis, the banking sector looks likely to be called to play a larger role in facilitating the government’s stimulus plans. But despite a recent spike in NPLs and foreign exchange pressures, the risks to the country’s banks appear manageable, according to a recent report by Oleksiy Soroka, Senior High Yield Credit Strategist at ING.
May 22, 2020
International investors have fled Brazil’s capital markets to the tune of USD22.2bn in March, according to data from Itau, the largest monthly outflow on record.
Apr 28, 2020
But some of the momentum will be lost over the coming weeks as the impact of the global slowdown in trade and economic activity resonates through Latin America, Itau analysis indicates.
Mar 17, 2020