RapidRatings Blog

The Hertz Canary; and The Shortened Fuse of Credit Risk Management

August 05,2020

Earlier this summer, the ink on the Hertz post-mortem began to dry.

The company, and its underlying assets, were in freefall, prompting analysts, speculators, and carrion collectors to wonder whether...

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Corporate Credit Portfolio Management: Using Financial Health to Mitigate Risk & Understand Industry Trends

October 04,2018

In his classic investment book, “Winning the Loser’s Game”, Charles Ellis asserts that the winner of an amateur golf tournament is often the player who makes the fewest mistakes, shuns risky shots,...

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Three Unintended Consequences of False Positive Risk Ratings

December 18,2017

How incorrect classification of low risk companies can impact revenue & strain business relationships

Organizations rely on the accuracy of their risk management tools  to correctly identify and...

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Brexit Spurs Risk Reassessment: 5 Factors to Consider When Evaluating UK Companies

July 07,2016

In the wake of the UK’s shocking decision to leave the EU, markets across the globe face unforeseen turmoil whose severity and duration fall beyond anyone’s predictive capability. As details...

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The Record-Breaking Bankruptcy in Brazil: Did You See It Coming?

June 30,2016

Earlier this month, Brazil’s largest telecom Oi SA announced it is seeking bankruptcy protection for over $19+ billion in debt.  This bankruptcy filing comes after failed negotiations to restructure...

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