Corporate Credit Risk: Reviewing 3rd party Corporate Credit Risk Models

This course enables participants to critically evaluate forecast financial statements and cash forecasts, identify the model value drivers and stress test the robustness of the business model with respect to DSCR, ICR and covenants. By identifying business and financial risk, participants will be able to evaluate proposed and existing risk mitigation measures


An advanced course for Graduates with a working knowledge of accounting and financial modelling wishing to prepare for roles in Credit Risk Review functions

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
– Critically evaluate the construction, assumptions and outputs of a credit risk model
– Analyse and differentiate sources of commercial and financial risk
– identify the risk management and mitigation measure of the firm
– Evaluate hedge effectiveness for FX and rates exposures
– Establish appropriate stress tests of the business model
– Compare stress tests outputs with covenants
– Evaluate the funding and liquidity of the firm
– Form an view of the debt capacity and DSCR of the enterprise

Course Content

– Is the model deal-appropriate?
– Best approaches for model review
– Error checking formulas
– Model outputs and functionality
— Consistency of definitions with rating methodology
— Preparing reported financials for credit analysis
– Testing assumptions
— Analysing the Financing of Growth
— Testing Investment consistency with growth strategy
— Testing distribution policy against debt covenants
— Testing debt modelling and gearing impacts
– How to best test the rigour of a model
— Understanding the value drivers and creating appropriate stress tests
– Introduction to Market Risk measurement – VAR
– Valuing Financial Instruments and Analysing Hedge Effectiveness


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