Credit movement has leaned towards net improvement for global Financials in the last month.
Improvements outweighed deteriorations this month, with net credit movement positive for most Financial Counterparts.
Globally Systematically Important Banks (GSIBs) showed the strongest credit movement, with an improvements to deteriorations ratio of 4:1. Latin America Banks followed, with 2.7 improvements to each deterioration. Central Banks were the only bank group that came in with net deterioration with a ratio of 1:1.7.
Of the Intermediaries, Prime Brokers came out on top with an improving to deteriorating ratio of 3:1. Broker Dealers and CCP Members were the next best performers, with positive ratios of 2.4:1 and 2.3:1 respectively. None of the Intermediaries showed negative net movement this month.
The Buy-Side fared slightly worse off this month, with more net deterioration that improvement. The only example of positive movement was seen in Insurance Companies, with an improving to deteriorating ratio of 1.7:1. Sovereign Wealth Funds remained neutral.
The Financial Counterpart Monitor from Credit Benchmark provides a unique analysis of the changing creditworthiness of financial institutions. The report, which covers banks, intermediaries, buy-side managers, and buy-side owners, summarizes the changes in credit consensus of each group as well as their current credit distribution and count of entities that have migrated from Investment Grade to High Yield.
The data, which is based on the credit risk views of Credit Benchmark’s contributing financial institutions, is also available at the legal entity level. Users of the data can monitor and be alerted to the changing credit consensus of their financial counterparts.