Survey Forecasts Rising Defaults, Wider Spreads Amid Concerns Over China, Energy, Interest Rates, Europe And US Election

The International Association of Credit Portfolio Managers has released its quarterly Credit Outlook Survey.

Survey respondents expect wider credit spreads in the short term and rising defaults longer term, citing a lengthy list of troubling possibilities: slower Chinese growth, more trouble in the energy patch, possible next steps or not by the Federal Reserve and other central banks, Brexit and the upcoming US elections.

While survey respondents don’t believe everything will turn out badly, they are focused on whether we will be able to continue staying the current course or see a downturn in one or more macroeconomic issues. Read more

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The Association of International Wealth Management of India (AIWMI) is a not-for-profit organization and a globally recognized membership association for finance professionals. AIWMI primarily focuses on the broad and strategic role of developing a more robust and forward-looking training infrastructure for the financial services sector and to promote more active industry involvement and collaboration in training and continuing education. AIWMI is offering advanced international certification programs along with a wide variety of high-quality executive education programs. AIWMI programs combine state-of-the-art knowledge and skills with practical experience and insights into the functioning of the financial sector. All AIWMI courses and educational events have an intense and pragmatic curriculum. Participants are exposed to the latest developments within the financial services sector. AIWMI plays a key role in guiding the development of the financial services sector. AIWMI works with key industry participants’ viz. the Government, the Regulators, the Industries/Associations, the Corporate, the Media and the General Public to achieve its objectives. Besides enhancing technical competence and professionalism in the industry, AIWMI organizes events and facilitates discussions to promote best practices in leadership and talent development in the financial sector with an aim to become Asia’s premier center of excellence for financial education.

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