The COVID era has caused corporate credit quality to shift rapidly between investment-grade and high-yield in either direction – and for some companies, to shift right back again, suggesting a premature upgrade or downgrade. But the latest data from Credit Benchmark suggest consensus estimates may be improving overall.
Credit Benchmark brings together internal credit risk views from over 40 leading global financial institutions. The contributions are anonymized, aggregated, and published in the form of consensus ratings and aggregate analytics to provide an independent, real-world perspective of credit risk. Risk and investment professionals at banks, insurance companies, asset managers and other financial firms use the data for insights into the unrated, monitoring and alerting within their portfolios, benchmarking, assessing and analyzing trends, and fulfilling regulatory requirements and capital.