Category Archives: Video

Video : The Overnight Money Market

The Overnight Money Market by Ben Chabot and Stefania D’Amico

This video presentation provides a simple overview of the recent evolution of the U.S. overnight money market and how the Federal Reserve’s tools to implement monetary policy have evolved with the market. The visualization and narration of the money market’s main financial instruments, participants and respective interactions are meant to simplify complex concepts and relation networks that constitute the foundation of short-term borrowing and lending in U.S. financial markets. For more details, please see the video transcript and references therein. Read more

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S&P Webcast : Structured Finance 2016 Global Outlook, Friday, January 8, 2016 Time: 11:00 a.m. EST

Given turbulent market conditions, Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services will hold a webcast on Friday, January 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST to discuss recent volatility and the expected impact to our Global 2016 Outlook for Structured Finance.  Senior credit analysts will provide perspectives on each of their respective sectors and current expectations for 2016 collateral and issuance performance. Given the number of speakers, below is a list of with the approximate time they are scheduled to speak. Questions may be submitted at any time during the webcast, however in order to get through the material as scheduled, we will answer questions at the end of our prepared remarks.

Title: Structured Finance 2016 Global Outlook

Date: Friday, January 8, 2016

Time: 11:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time

Duration: 1 hour and 30 minutes

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ADB: Is Bank Home Bias Good or Bad for Public Debt Sustainability?

Motivated by the recent increase in domestic banks’ holdings of domestic sovereign debt (i.e., home bias) in the European periphery, this seminar, given at ADBI on 22 July analyzes the implications of bank home bias for sovereign debt sustainability.

Tamon Asonuma has been an economist at the Strategy, Policy and Review Department of the International Monetary Fund since 2010. View the video here

Lord Turner delivers lecture on risk management in an unstable system

Lord Adair Turner, Senior Fellow of the Institute for New Economic Thinking and former Chairman of the UK Financial Services Authority, delivered the second Tommaso Padoa-Schioppa Memorial Lecture on 18 June 2015.

The lecture, entitled The micro and the macro: risk management in an unstable system, focused on the systemic drivers of the financial crisis and proposed reforms still required to ensure financial and economic stability.

Organised by the IFRS Foundation in partnership with European University Institute, the event took place in conjunction with the IFRS Foundation Trustees’ meeting in London.

A video of the lecture and the subsequent discussion can be found here.

Click here for the speech by Lord Adair Turner, and here to download the slides used during the lecture. If you’d like to see photos of the event please visit our facebook page.


Two Minutes Concept Series – NPA and Restructured Assets

The asset quality of banks is an important indicator of their financial health; it also reflects the efficacy of their credit risk management and recovery environment. Asset quality is measured as NPAs (Non-Performing Assets).   click here to see video

ADB : Emerging East Asia’s Bond Markets Face Rising Risks

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA – Emerging East Asia’s bond markets were volatile due to rising global concerns over the unresolved Greek debt crisis and the possibility of an interest rate hike in the United States, the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) latest Asia Bond Monitor said.

“Low liquidity in the region’s bond markets could worsen the impact of an outflow of funds leading to more volatile price swings,” said ADB Chief Economist Shang-Jin Wei. “Undertaking policies to improve efficiency and transparency of financial markets, coupled with some appropriate prudential regulation, can help countries strengthen resilience against external shocks.”


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Can The Credit Quality Of EU And Brazilian Sugar And Ethanol Producers’ Rebound In A Low Price Environment?

Can The Credit Quality Of EU And Brazilian Sugar And Ethanol Producers’ Rebound In A Low Price Environment?

Maxime Puget, Associate Director
Flavia Bedran, Director

Low market prices are pressuring cash flows but regulatory changes could also play a role in the sector credit trends. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Associate Director Maxime Puget and Director Flavia Bedran look at credit prospects for our rated issuers

India Green Bonds Webinar – Thursday 8 Jan, 15:30 New Delhi, 18:00 Hong Kong, 14:00 Dubai, 10:00 London

Join us for the webinar on ‘Designing green bonds for India’ on 8th January 2015. It is co-organised with USAID PACE-D TA Program.

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WebIDEAS – Designing Green Bonds for India

Date: January 08, 2015  Time: 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm IST, 10:00 am to 11:00 am GMT

One of the major constraints restricting the growth of Indian renewable energy sector is high cost of funding and low tenure. Green Bonds are one of the key financial instruments that can provide access to scalable long-term, low-cost debt from institutional investors. The USAID PACE-D TA Program is working with several stakeholders in evaluating and designing Green Bonds as a financing option in India.

The program, in collaboration with the Climate Bonds Initiative, is organizing a webinar on January 08, 2015 to deliberate on the need of Green Bonds in India and the proposed approach and structure for the Indian market. The webinar is free and open to the public.

Ronnie Khanna, Deputy Chief of Party-RE, USAID PACE-D TA Program

Sean Kidney, CEO and Co-founder, Cimate Bonds Initiative
Vinod Kala, Lead Clean Energy Finance Consultant, USAID PACE-D TA Program

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About the USAID PACE-D TA Program

The USAID PACE-D Technical Assistance Program is a part of the overall Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE) initiative, the flagship program under the U.S.-India Energy Dialogue. The five year program, implemented in collaboration with the Ministry of Power (MOP) and Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), has three key components: Energy Efficiency (EE), Renewable Energy (RE) and Cleaner Fossil Technologies. For more information, please access

S&P Webinar Replay | Mid-Year Asia-Pacific Sovereign Rating Outlook

KimEng Tan, Senior Director & Analytical Manager, Asia-Pacific Sovereigns
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Takahira Ogawa, Director, Sovereigns
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services

Agost Benard, Associate Director, Sovereigns
Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services
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Video: BHP Billiton’s Proposed Demerger: What Are The Implications For Creditworthiness?

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BHP Billiton, one of the world’s biggest miners, has announced plans to demerge some of its assets. Join May Zhong, a director in our Corporate Ratings group, as she discusses the proposed demerger, including the implications for the company’s credit quality.

Investor Education video: What investors need to know about financial instruments offsetting in a post-crisis world

22 August 2014

In December 2011, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) introduced new disclosure requirements to help investors evaluate the effect or potential effect on an entity’s financial position of netting arrangements—sometimes referred to as offsetting arrangements—related to financial instruments.

At the same time, the IASB amended its application guidance for applying the criteria for offsetting of financial assets and liabilities.

The new disclosures and amended application guidance are designed to help investors better assess the risk exposures related to financial instruments; in addition, the disclosures will allow investors to compare IFRS financial statements more effectively with US GAAP financial statements. The new disclosures became effective 1 January, 2013 and the new application guidance became effective 1 January 2014.

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Webinar-on-Demand: Best Practices for Credit and Counterparty Risk

Michael Infante, Chief Credit & Risk Officer at Cisco Capital, shares his insight on counterparty on-boarding and portfolio monitoring and credit exposure management, during his discussion with Mehna Raissi, Director at Moody’s Analytics.


Mehna Raissi
Director, Moody’s Analytics

Michael Infante
Chief Credit & Risk Officer, Cisco Capital

How Lending Capacity Constraints Could Spur More Bank Disintermediation Globally

Standard & Poor’s expects disintermediation to grow over the next five years as more corporations tap nonbanks for funding. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s Managing Director Rodrigo Quintanilla discusses what’s driving the rise in disintermediation and how banks will likely adjust to the trend.

S&P : Potential Downgrades Outnumber Potential Upgrades In Asia-Pacific During March

The gap between Asia-Pacific entities poised for downgrades and those poised for upgrades has narrowed since 2009, but is still more than double the region’s trailing-10-year average. As economic growth in the Asia-Pacific moderates, Standard & Poor’s has examined some of the region’s rating stress indicators and their recent performance. In this CreditMatters TV segment,…

Webinar : Counterparty Credit Risk- Perspectives and Tools, Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014 Time: 11:00 am ET

Date: Tuesday May 20, 2014
Time: 11:00 am EDT | 4:00 pm BST | 11:00 pm HKT
Duration: 60 minutes


Financial firms are facing significant challenges when it comes to measuring and assessing risk from counterparties. In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, progress measuring the broad array of financial transactions with other institutions remains uneven and progress toward consistent, timely and accurate reporting of top counterparty exposures has yet to fall in line with regulatory standards as well as industry best practices. The area of greatest concern remains firms’ inability to quantify counterparty risk consistently produce high-quality data on a regular basis.
In this webcast, our experts will cover the regulatory landscape, provide a clear line of sight into counter party credit risk in practice, and demonstrate some tools for counterparty credit risk measurement.
Key takeaways:

  • Understanding regulatory requirements for measuring counterparty credit risk
  • Insight into who will be affected and how.
  • Reveal the challenges and current tools for CP credit risk measurement and reporting

Eric Kavanagh, The Bloor Group

Rajan Singenellore, Global Head of the Default Risk and Valuation Group, Bloomberg

Cady North, Senior Finance Analyst, Bloomberg Government

Robert Scanlon, former Group Chief Credit Officer of Standard Chartered Bank; Principal, Scanlon Associates

S&P : Asia-Pacific Sovereign Borrowing To Rise This Year

Asia-Pacific Sovereign Borrowing To Rise This Year

12 March 2014

Standard & Poor’s 21 rated sovereigns in Asia-Pacific will increase borrowing from long-term commercial sources by 4.9% to an equivalent of US$2.5 trillion in 2014. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Standard & Poor’s sovereign analyst, Liang Zhong gives an overview of the S&P’s Asia-Pacific Sovereign Debt report.

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Emerging Markets: $339 Billion In Corporate Rated Debt Will Likely Mature Through 2018

17 March 2014

Standard & Poor’s expects $339 billion in rated emerging markets corporate debt to mature through 2018. Emerging Asia accounts for $134 billion, EEMEA for $110 billion, and Latin America for $95 billion of the debt. In this CreditMatters TV segment, Associate Director Sarab Sekhon discusses the key takeaways from our recent refinancing study.

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