Shadow Rating Exercises
counter-parties assess banks by using global credit standards.
Internationally active banks without ratings should check what
steps would be needed to gain a good rating. Our independent
and confidential Rating Advisory Service can provide clear and
practical advice on how a bank can best present itself to rating
agencies and counter-parties. As this is our specialism, we
do not have the conflicts of interest faced by advisors from
investment banks or rating agencies, both of which want to solicit
further business from you.
Long experience of rating emerging market banks allows us
to communicate efficiently with top management about all aspects
of their operations. In addition to a detailed credit review,
this includes a thorough examination of the non-financial aspects
of banks’ operations that rating agencies include in their
evaluations but usually do not explain to subject banks.