Credit Benchmark has published the latest monthly credit consensus data (from December 2017), with 20 contributor banks now providing bank-sourced credit views (CBCs*) on more than 14,000 separate legal entities over the past 12 months.
Monthly consensus upgrades and downgrades:
This compares with the previous month which showed improvements across 304 obligors and deterioration across 223, with 58 moving by more than one notch.
* CBC = Credit Benchmark Consensus; a 21-category classification which is explicitly linked to probability of default estimates sourced from major banks. A CBC of bbb+ is broadly comparable with BBB+ from S&P and Fitch or Baa1 from Moody’s.
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